My bro’s name, pretty cool, not gonna lie. There’s a few other kids with that name in our small town but they’re a lil' mentally not there.
― Anonymous User  11/30/2020
Horrible in my opinion.
Anders1234  7/24/2020
It sounds nice on a boy but it's a bit juvenile. I don't like it on a girl.
someone-  5/8/2020
This name can also be FEMININE, making it UNISEX.
Wikipedia says that it is GRADUALLY becoming UNISEX.
Wiktionary CLAIMS it to be UNISEX.
LionB3  4/28/2020
Repulsive name.
― Anonymous User  3/26/2020
My name is Keegan I am 13 yrs old and I have never been bullied for my name and I love how it is a unisex name.
Svcvsg  3/4/2020
It’s cute but doesn’t age well in my opinion. I don’t like the sound of it.
nylonpanda  10/9/2019
My name is Keegan and I consider myself a pretty feminine woman. I love my name and get compliments on it quite often. When I meet people I often hear comments along the lines of, “oh I’ve only met boy Keegans but I never thought of it for a girl. Now that I think about it I actually love it as a girl's name!” Then they usually tell me they can't go back to picturing it for a guy.

If you’re considering this name for a girl then I’d recommend pairing it with a very feminine middle name to balance it out a bit. My name is Keegan Emily which I think immediately transforms it to a girl name.

I will admit that I didn’t always love my name. I wanted to be an a Ashley or a Brittany growing up (now I’m aging myself, lol). Suddenly in middle school I realized how unique my name was without being over the top. The most common nicknames I get are Keegs and Keeg which is fun. The biggest downside is when people mistakenly call me Teagan. Other than that, I love my name! If you’re thinking about naming your girl Keegan, go for it!
Keegan H  9/12/2019
I wish that Keegan was used more commonly for girls.
wh0sbad  7/12/2019
I think this fits boys and girls, I slightly prefer it on girls more though.
Luvbug86  6/28/2019
Keegan Gerhard is a pastry chef who is a judge on and was the former host of Food Network Challenge.
EncyclopediaBrown  6/7/2019
I’ve started to love the name Keegan. It’s so cute and elegant, and noble. It’s a name a child could wish for. And it's kinda close to those trendy names that are also nice such as Aidan. Personally, I love Keegan for a girl, but I love to pair it up with a feminine middle name because I hate giving masculine names to girls without a feminine middle name because that’s trying too hard! I love Keegan Julia and Keegan Ariana and Keegan Diane. Keegan is okay for a boy too, and I think it sounds better for a boy, but it’s cute for a girl too!
― Anonymous User  11/30/2018
I guess the whole boy's name turned into a girl's name trend is an Irish thing.
kayisforkeen  11/23/2018
This name is awesome! I love it and my name is Keegan.
crazysquid10101  3/5/2018
I named my daughter Keagan and it suits her to a tee! I wanted her to have a unique name with a strong meaning; fiery, and thinker for sure describes her developing personality. I did get some negative backlash when asked while I was pregnant what names I have picked out, but now that she's here (almost 6 months old now), everyone loves it! When you look at her the name just rolls so smoothly off the tongue. She was born to be a Keagan. I call her Kea and Keags for short sometimes but I love saying her full name. The name doesn't even register on any database here in WI so I'm sure she will be the only Keagan in her school, and if she's anything like her momma, she'll embrace her uniqueness.
KeagansMom  1/23/2018
I like the name.
bobbybro  11/16/2017
I think this name looks better as "Keagan". The double 'e's are too harsh for my taste.
blackiesunshine  6/21/2017
Honestly, every Keegan I know is very free spirited.
― Anonymous User  4/9/2017
There's a Canadian actress who uses the stage name Keegan Connor Tracy (Her real name is Tracy Armstrong.) She's best known for her roles in the movie Final Destination 2 and the TV shows Once Upon A Time and Bates Motel.
bigjon  10/28/2016
The name Keegan was given to 128 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
I have a son named Keegan, although I agree this can be a unisex name.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2015
My name is Keegan and I always used to say to my mum "WHY did you choose that name? It's such a 'boy's name'". But now I'm nearly 23 years old with my first baby on the way and I finally accept my name. Especially trying to find the PERFECT name for my own. I think I would be the opposite of your stereotypical 'GIRL" named Keegan, as I have been in the hairdressing/beauty industry for nearly 7 years now. Although 9 times out of 10 my clients call me "Teegan" (you win some you lose some, after 23 years sometimes correcting somebody isn't worth it after the 4th time, lol).

At the end of the day, I'm grateful my mother chose my name because in her heart that's the one she loved and I was perfect for it =)
keegan93  12/15/2015
Like the Scottish last names MacKenzie, Cameron, and Ross, the Irish surname Keegan can be used as a first name. Like MacKenzie and Cameron, it can be used for either girls or boys, contrary to what people on this forum are saying, and contrary to the assigned gender--masculine--that is listed in the site's entry for the name. I am female and Keegan is my middle name because it was my mother's maiden name.
fiddlechick13  9/7/2015
There are a lot of upsides to the name Keegan for a boy! It's easy to read and say correctly. It's easy to remember. It's easy to spell if you hear it spoken. It's unique (which is important if you have a fairly common last name). Basically it's a good strong name. It fits a young boy, a teenager, and a grown man. I named my son Keegan almost 30 years ago and he really likes it and gets lots of positive comments. The nicknames people have used are: (mostly) Keeg, Keegs, Keegster, and younger siblings when they were preschoolers, "Keegie". Overall he and we, his parents, are happy we chose an unusual but simple to spell man's name.
― Anonymous User  8/14/2015
As mentioned above, the comedian Keegan Michael Key, is where my ex husband got the idea for our son's name. The deal was if it was a girl, I picked the name, but if we had a boy, he would pick. I actually love my son's name. We spelled it Keagan, and call him Keags. His middle name is Michael Allen, for my ex husband's deceased brother and my two brothers. As it turns out, we accidentally named him after my favorite cousins also, who are Michael and Allen Kigin. It's a family name after all, and quite poetic if you ask me.
Kaylee LeAnne  8/11/2015
I love the name Keegan! It's beautiful and refreshing & I 100% get the appeal of this name. ^_^ Sibling names I suggest are: Megan, Tegan and Reagan.
― Anonymous User  11/16/2014
I'm not impressed by Keegan. I find that the mixture of sounds, "Kee-" and "-gan," do not compliment each other; they are rather unattractive together.
Francesca  6/19/2014
This name sounds very masculine. It would be like naming your daughter Paul.
AppleM32  1/13/2014
My name being Keegan, and my being a female, I see nothing wrong with the name for a girl. I'm 18 soon, and I've never been bullied for it. I was a bit of a lonely child when I was younger, but that was because I enjoyed reading, and everyone in my area was older than me. I now have the most amazing friends in the world. I still enjoy looking cute and I had ridiculously long hair, which is now very short and I LOVE it. I think it's quite rude to say that Keegan is a HORRIBLE name for a girl, because it's not, and that's just ridiculous. For reasons besides my name, I am trans*, but thanks to having this name I won't change it, and I'm actually one of two Keegan's in my WHOLE school district, the other being a little boy at an elementary, so I don't see a problem with it being over used any time soon. My Name is Keegan Marie K., and I adore the name Keegan. It's a bit of a family tradition, as my mother's name is Dennis and my older sister's name is Killian. We love our names and they have always been an easy conversational starter.
― Anonymous User  8/4/2013
I'm a girl and my name is Keegan. I'm girly, I'm fun, I'm not a tomboy! I hang out with a whole bunch of girls, and some guys. The name Keegan for a girl does NOT MEAN THE GIRL IS A TOMBOY OR ONLY HANGS OUT WITH GUYS! Even my friends that are girls say they wish they had my name. No girl or boy at my school has my name, and I'm proud of it.
gotta_keep_it_up  7/1/2013
Keegan-Michael Key is an American comedian known for his roles on MadTV and Key & Peele.
jbr1234  3/14/2013
Keegan Messing (born 1992 in Girdwood, Alaska) is an American figure skater.
― Anonymous User  8/5/2012
Well I think Keegan is for girls and boys. My name is Keegan and I'm a girl.
So I don't care what people think. At first I didn't like my name being Keegan but know I really like it. It's unique like me. :):):):):)
Soccerluvr3  5/28/2012
Keegan Allen plays Toby Cavanaugh on the tv show Pretty Little Liars.
michelle.ramirez  4/25/2012
Seems much better suited for a boy than a girl.
GibsonGirl  8/17/2011
This is one of my favorite unisex names. I think it works well with both a boy and a girl. It's also adorable on a little kid without being too cutesy for an adult.
mrose19  6/7/2011
This name seems very popular in my blue collar, middle-class, New England, former mill town. I find it harsh sounding, faddish, and not at all cosmopolitan - sorry to come across as snobby, but I can't think of a better way to describe how this name makes me feel.
afmastro  8/18/2009
I think the name Keegan is just weird. My friend likes the name and I don't understand why he does.
titans1011  6/4/2009
I don't like the fact that it has the word geek in it backwards.
Hushpuppy  12/5/2008
In my opinion, I think this name suits both boys and girls. Like someone said before, everyone's entitled to their own opinion, so could we PLEASE not argue about it? Thank you.
CanadianChibi  11/21/2008
KEEGAN is a very MASCULINE name - strong and free-willed. I LOVE IT! And no, Keegan is NOT a girl's name even though you can use it as a girl's (It's like saying Ashley is a boy's name).
― Anonymous User  10/8/2008
Yuck. This name is mostly used by parents who are too proud of their "Irish" heritage. I hate the faux-Irish trend, and besides, most people in Ireland had names like Joseph, William, Catherine, and Sarah for centuries. They didn't use names like Keegan, Declan, Caoimhe, and Aidan, so get over it.
bananarama  8/29/2008
The meaning here is said to be from a diminutive of Aodh (fire), but that doesn't explain how there's a G in this name, unless -gán is a duminutive suffix as well as -án and -ín. I had guessed the meaning was 'fire-born', with -gán meaning 'born' as in Comhghán. But if I archaify this to Maqas Aidugani (son of Fireborn), the G is medial to vowels, so I would expect the G to have been softened, as in Comhghán. On the other hand, lenition (such as G to Gh) doesn't always work how I expect it to, in my limited knowledge of it. Anyhow, 'son of Fireborn' sounds just as plausible as 'son of Fireling', ImHO.
Luguberos  10/15/2007
I love this name. I prefer it for a girl, in particular Keegan Laurel. This is one of my favorite names for a girl. I like that it is different and how it sounds.
princessveronica722  7/10/2007
I like this name. I think it'd work for either a boy or a girl, but I'd say it's more fitting on guys. Maybe it would be better as a girl's middle name, rather than her first name. Think Elizabeth Keegan, or Hannah Keegan.
Georgia_kh  4/11/2007
I think this is a horrible name.
― Anonymous User  12/11/2006
Such an awesome name, and I agree with the previous statement, it's good for both boys and girls.
rain-angel03  9/20/2006
Awesome name for a boy or girl. For a boy named Keegan, I would get a sense of masculinity and ruggedness for him. For a girl, I would get a sense of someone who loves the outdoors, isn't afraid to take physical risks, someone who likes to hang with the boys rather than go shopping or get a manicure. My name is Sarah, I absolutely hate it. I've decided to change my name to Keegan because it fits me perfectly. As for the people who don't think this name should be used for girls, you are very narrow-minded. Yes, everyone's entitled to their own opinions, but why should names be reserved for just one gender or the other? That's like saying "Sarah" is a Biblical name, so only Christian families should name their kids that.
keegankira  8/20/2006
It's funny, my name is Keegan Laurel (as the favored name of one of the authors above) and the description of outdoorsy and lack of manicures to hang with the boys perfectly describes me, keegankira. As a female I do often encounter people expecting me to be a boy (understandably so) and growing up as a tomboy I had short hair so even my friends didn't know I was a girl for some time. But I do enjoy being feminine and am now happily married with a baby on the way (hence this name search). I have loved growing up with this name overall. It has made me stand out a bit in situations where I've needed to stand out (job interviews, etc) and I really feel it made me drama-free, down to earth, and easy going. I still have strong leadership qualities and tend to thrive in work environments (I am a chemist) but I also see great qualities in others and have no problem stepping out of the spotlight, too. I feel most of these qualities have come from my name. I did have a temper growing up (the fiery part of the name) but I have very much outgrown it. I can't say much for a boy named Keegan as I have never met one but I can't imagine they'd be anything less than awesome. :)
― Anonymous User  7/4/2014
Not everyone who disagrees with you is narrow-minded. *rolls eyes.*

Take me for example. I strongly dislike girls who have boys names - on most counts. For instance, I love the name "Shea" for a little girl. That is one of the only unisex names I like. I do, however, think that "Keegan" is a boy's name.
gracielou16  8/29/2007
Sorry if you don't like it but Keegan just sounds very boyish and masculine to me. I hear the name and I immediately think boy. And I am not narrow minded thank you very much.
― Anonymous User  4/2/2007
I prefer this name for a boy as well. Too masculine and rugged sounding for me. I really like this name.
― Anonymous User  7/24/2006
Like someone else already said, in some cases Keegan can be used for girls. Two years ago there was a girl named Keegan in my brother's class.
lucky3teen  6/13/2006
I really like this name for a boy. It is a strong rugged name.
― Anonymous User  5/26/2006
I know a little girl named Keegan, I think this name fits boys and girls! It's cute!
― Anonymous User  3/28/2006
From the Gaelic language. Keegan (Key-gan); Small, fiery one or Fiery Heart.
My son's name. And he is a Fiery Heart.
bellson  12/15/2005

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