US Popularity:1077
Other Origin(s):Irish
Meaning:Cool breeze, cool breexe over the mountains; Ancient, enduring
Keanu is a boy's name of Hawaiian origin. Meaning "cool breeze" or "cool breeze over the mountains," this is a light and airy choice for your little one that will keep them connected to nature. Additionally, Keanu might have connections to the Irish Keenan, with the alternative meaning of "ancient" or "enduring." It's hard to think of this name without referring to Canadian actor Keanu Reeves. From his starring role as Neo in The Matrix to his turn as action man John Wick, Keanu packs a punch wherever he goes. If you want to call baby after your favorite actor, celebrate their bright and breezy nature, or want a name to last them forever, Keanu is a worthy contender.

Famous People Named Keanu

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  • Keanu Reeves

Keanu Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Keanu is currently #889 on The Bump
Boy:Keanu is currently #232 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Keanu is currently #1077 in U.S. births
Boy:Keanu is currently #373 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 123
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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