Girl name origins & meanings
- Gaelic : Brave
Boy name origins & meanings
- English : Sharp; bold
Family name origins & meanings
- English : from Kene, a short form of the Old English personal name Cēn or Cyne, based on Old Englishcēne ‘wise’, ‘brave’, ‘proud’.
- Americanized spelling of German Kühn (see Kuehn).
- Robert Keayne (d. 1655) was one of the founders of Boston MA, and is buried in the King’s Chapel Burying Ground there.