Meaning and Origin of Keane - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Keane

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • English : Sharp; bold

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • Southern Irish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Catháin ‘descendant of Cathán’, a personal name from a diminutive of cath ‘battle’. Compare Kane.
  • Irish : occasionally an Anglicized form of Ó Céin ‘descendant of Cian’, a personal name meaning ‘distant’, ‘long’.
  • English : variant spelling of Keen.
  • Americanized spelling of German Kühn(e) (see Kuehn).