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Also means "loving" in Irish. Famous bearer: Kiefer Sutherland, star of the TV show "24".
-- Saphira  11/6/2005
I love this name. However I do not know if any one other than Kiefer Sutherland could pull it off.
-- bas  1/5/2006
Kind of a neat name. Also spelled Keifer and Keefer.
-- Anonymous User  9/10/2006
Keefer is how I like to spell this name. I read that Keefer is Celtic/Gaelic meaning handsome or beloved.
-- Anonymous User  9/10/2006
Cool name, but reminds me of "heifer", as in, female cow. Not the best association, lol.
-- Georgia_kh  4/13/2007
Up until now, I seriously didn't know this was a name. (I wasn't aware of Kiefer Sutherland, either.) I used it for one of my characters, unaware that there were actually people with this name. I figured out the name because I was using an online foreign word translator and it said that Kiefer was the German word for "pine". It worked because the character, an animal in an animal story, was a pine marten. I really like this name.
-- Pippin  4/6/2008
When I was four, I know a girl named Kiefer.
-- Anonymous User  1/22/2009
Another ugly celebrity-inspired name. It sounds similar to "heifer", and it also sounds kind of trashy.
-- bananarama  10/10/2009
"Kiefer" is the German word for "jaw".
-- Anonymous User  1/15/2010
Kiefer Sutherland's grandfather was the man who brought universal healthcare to Canada, Tommy Douglas, and thus this name has a more distinguished hint to it than other random surnames in Canada. It's a connection to the man voted as the greatest Canadian of all time.
-- Anonymous User  1/29/2010
I personally wouldn't use Kiefer. It's not a bad name, but it means "jaw" in German, a language I happen to study, and it reminds me of the word "kafir" a lot.
-- Anonymous User  2/17/2010
Kiefer is German for jaw (jaw bone) or pine tree. It may also be a variation of the German word Küfer for cooper (barrelmaker) as already noted in the meaning.
-- Anonymous User  3/4/2010
I wouldn't use this name because it sounds just like "kefir", a fermented milk drink.
-- Kate  11/10/2011
Okay name.
-- Anonymous User  6/5/2017
Regarding Kiefer Sutherland: I read long ago that his mother named him 'Kiefer,' because the word/name means 'kangaroo' in one language or another (I don't recall which language), and so, that's what his mother called him when he was hopping around in the womb, and then the name just stuck. I think it's a great name, and the reason KS was supposedly given this name is sweet.
-- iridian  6/15/2017

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