Gender: Male Meaning of Keanu: "cool breeze over the mountains" Origin of Keanu: Hawaiian Keanu's Popularity in 2019: #630

Keanu Origin and Meaning

The name Keanu is a boy's name of Hawaiian origin meaning "cool breeze over the mountains".

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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Rank in US: #630

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Moo moo Says:


I love Keanu Reeves!!!!!! Whata good association!

Raincove Says:


Keanu Reeves!!!

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 😍