Meaning and Origin of: Killeen

Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish : from an Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal nameCillín, a pet form of Ceallach (seeKelly). The name was borne by various early Irish saints, including the leader of a 7th-century mission to Franconia and Thuringia, hence the popularity of the personal name Kilian in medieval central Europe.