How popular is the baby name Keane in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, check out all the blog posts that mention the name Keane.

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Popularity of the Baby Name Keane


Posts that Mention the Name Keane

Inconspicuous Anagram Baby Names

I recently updated my old Anagram Baby Names post to make it much more comprehensive. As I worked on it, though, I noticed that many of those sets of names had obvious similarities, such as the same first letters and/or the same rhythm.

So I thought I’d make a second, shorter list of anagram names that were less conspicuously similar. Specifically, I wanted the second list to feature sets of names with different first letters and different numbers of syllables.

And that’s what you’ll find below — pairs of anagram names that are relatively distinct from one another. So much so that, at first glance (or listen), some might not even strike you as being anagrammatic at all. :)

Click on any name to check out its popularity graph…

Most of the names above have a clear number of syllables, but a few do not. (I categorized them according to my own interpretation/accent.) So, if you’re interested in using any of these pairings, just remember to test the names out loud first!

Which of the pairs above do you like best?

Baby Named After Street in Spokane

In mid-1986, Karen Butler of Spokane, Washington, gave birth to a baby boy while her husband Vince was driving her to the hospital.

The baby boy arrived just as their Volkswagen was turning onto Trent Avenue.

So what did they name him? Daniel Trent Butler — middle name in honor of his unique birthplace.

Source: Godes, Kerry. “Early Baby’s Namesake Is a Busy Intersection.” Spokane Chronicle 25 Sep. 1986: A3.

[Babies with similar name stories: Keane, Asher Behrend.]

Baby Named After Highway Exit in Pennsylvania

I know of dozens of babies that were named after cars. (And jeeps!) But this is the only one I know of that was named for a highway exit:

Susie and Dan McLaughlin of Meadville, Pennsylvania, were expecting a baby in the summer of 1998. When Susie went into labor, they got into Susie’s sister’s car and began heading toward the hospital via Interstate 79.

The baby wasn’t willing to wait, however. So they pulled the car over near the McKean exit and Susie proceeded to give birth to a baby boy in the back seat.

The baby’s name? Keane, after the exit.

(McKean township takes its name from the 2nd Governor of Pennsylvania, Thomas McKean.)

Source: “Baby Named After Highway Exit.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 17 Jul. 1998: B-4.

One-Syllable Boy Names: Colt, Wynn, Dax, Zane

Looking for a boy name that’s short and to-the-point? Something that might work particularly well as a middle name?

Check out this list of several hundred one-syllable boy names. (And click on any name to see its popularity graph!)

Please note that I did include names in the gray area between one syllable and two syllables. The deciding factor on these particular names (such as Charles, Miles, and Noel) will be your own interpretation/accent, so be sure to test the names out loud before making any final decisions.

Many of these names also happen to be unisex, so they appear on the One-Syllable Girl Names list as well.

What’s your favorite one-syllable boy name?

[Latest Update: June 2021]