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Meaning and Origin of: Keane boy

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First name origin & meaning:

English: Sharp; bold

First name variations: Kean, Keen, Keene

Last name origins & meanings:

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