Kenan Name Meaning & Origin

Kenan

Pronunciation: KEE-nən (key)

Origin of the name Keenan:

Anglicized form of the Irish Cianán (little Cian, little ancient one). Cianán is a diminutive form of Cian (ancient, in the past). Var: Kenan, Kienan.

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Keenan, Keenen

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Kenan was Biblical patriarch mentioned in Genesis; the grandson of Seth and son of Enos.

Possibly means "possession" or "stronghold" in Hebrew.

Also a Turkish name pronounced: ken-AN

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Kenan Thompson, American actor and comedian.

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