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Gender: Male Meaning of Keanu: "cool breeze over the mountains" Origin of Keanu: Hawaiian Keanu's Popularity in 2017: #893

The name Keanu is a boy's name of Hawaiian origin meaning "cool breeze over the mountains". Keanu is ranked #893 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bold Bohemian Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

An evocatively exotic name brought from Hawaii to the mainland by Keanu Reeves, who was born in Beirut to a part-Hawaiian, part-Chinese father. It moved into the Top 1000 for the first time in over a decade in 2016.

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Famous People Named Keanu

Keanu Charles Reeves, Canadian actor and musician

Pop Culture References for the name Keanu

"Keanu," 2016 film


Francoamericano Says:


Reeves? -- all jokins aside, its pretty cool. Like the nn Key

stella2007 Says:


I really love this name. It's sounds exotic, but not too foreign. It is easy to pronounce too. They 'Key' sound start makes it really fresh. I pronounce it like the actor Keanu Reeves, Key-ah-nu.

stella2007 Says:


I actually like that it is associated with Keanu Reeves. He's a handsome, great actor. I would never have come across this name if it wasn't for him.

Marlz81 Says:


Love this name:) but is it too keanu reeves-y?

actingfun Says:


The correct Hawaiian pronunciation is KAY-a-noo.

indiefendi2 Says:


Handsomely exotic. Evocative indeed! Cool meaning. It's a perfect name for a boy.

Guest Says:


Adding this to my list. I love exotic names 😍