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Keaton

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Origin: Old English
Meaning: Where Hawks Go

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  • Records indicate that 15,752 boys in the United States have been named Keaton since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2007, when 872 people in the U.S. were given the name Keaton. Those people are now 12 years old.

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    Comments about the name Keaton

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      56 Positive Comments

  • "My son's name is Keaton, he is 33 years old. I thought of this name from the actor Michael Keaton. I wanted a name that was different and that begin with a "K". It was not so popular back in the eighties, but now its on fire. Be proud all Keaton's boy or girl, no matter how it's spelled, you have a cool name." Feb. 27, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Keaton and my last name is patrick an often get bullied for having 2 first and 2 last names every day is a struggle my love life is non exsistent girls are always very attracted to me until they hear my name i resent my mom" Jan. 30, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Keatin, with an I. I always have loved my name because it's different, but when I started 4th grade at a new school there was another named Keaton. Last year my sophomore year and his junior year, we were both in the same P.E. It got pretty confusing when people would say our name." Jul. 30, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Keaton and I'd all ways have too correct people because they usually say it as Ethan or Kegan but I'm like no it's Keaton" Dec. 30, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Keaton in 2001. We have a very generic last name and wanted something uncommon for a first name. We named him Keaton Christopher. I love the name still and we get compliments all the time. He sometimes feels odd that he is the only Keaton in his very large high school but our hope that he will realize that that is a good thing!" May. 7, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "?My name is Keighton, I am 14 and im an 8th grader only difference between me and most of the other people who have said their expierence with the name is that I am a girl and I never find anyone with my name. I always get nicknames like Keight or Kiki but sometimes I feel like people make fun of my name and pronounce it wrong on purpose and sometimes they think it is my last name but it is my first it?s gotten to the point where i have to put on my school papers for substitutes ? It?s pronounced Kee-Ton.?" Jan. 5, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 11 year old son's name is Keaton. I've met 3 other Keaton`s since he was born. He loves it and his nicknames are Keat and The Keatmeister." Oct. 17, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Keaton! I have only ever met one kid named Keaton my whole life, and I've always loved it. I didn't know what to name him, so one night I prayed that when I woke up I'd know. First thing I thought of when I woke up was Keaton Orion, so that's what he got. My fianc? and my son LOVE batman, and I found out that a Michael Keaton played him. (I didn't know that when I named him unfortunately.) I call him Kea, and I get compliments on his name ALL the time!" May. 22, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Keaton, he is 22 years old. He was born in Western Australia and the Prime Minister at the time was Paul Keating. I tweeked it a lil and came up with Keaton. He loves his name and he thinks he is one of the oldest Keaton's of them all....lol" Apr. 20, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Keaton, he's 10. We too thought it was completely original and had never heard it before. We saw "Heaton" on a baby names list and tweeked it to Keaton." Mar. 16, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Keaton. He is 9. I had a good friend who's last name was Keaton and we always called him "Keats." I liked it so much that we choose it for my son's first name. So glad we did !" Oct. 22, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Keaton, I'm a sophomore in high school and i'm fairly sure my name alone has helped me socially." Oct. 14, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Named my son Keaton, he is now 7, born in '05. I often get asked how to spell his name or hear 'Kieth' in response. I love his name, it's so original. Once I found it I knew exactly what to name my boy. His first and middle names are Keaton James - so his nick name in the family is KJ. I like that it's not mainstream, and hope it's stays the same." Feb. 12, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son who is almost three is named Keaton. I love that name as well. Some nicknames we call him are KiKi, Keater Keaterton, and Keats :)" Jul. 6, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is 11 and we named him Keaton after Alex P. Keaton, Michael J. Fox's character that we loved so much while we were growing up. He is the only Keaton in his school ever and we love that! I am hearing the name more often but as of right now he is unique - my nickname for him is K-Boy." Nov. 26, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is keaton and I love it,I am 13 and the only Keaton in my SCHOOL,I have to tell people its not Keegan,its Keaton. I love my name,it makes me unique,my name makes me stand out. My mom got the name from a stunt man called Bud Keaton,it suits me well." May. 10, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my name is keaton and i live in england i am 14 years old and ever since i was little i have been compelled to know why my parents named me that.Many times have i asked them however every time it is "i don't know where we got the name from,infact at the time we were unaware it existed" but anyway i love my name as it makes me stand out!!" Jan. 13, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son just turned 18 and we named him Keaton. When we named him we had NEVER heard of Keaton as a first name. We wanted something unusual and he has always been the only Keaton in his class at school. Now I hear the name used quite often. We've called him Keats or Buster(like Buster Keaton)as a nick name." Jan. 7, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "im 17 almost 18 and my name is Keaton, when i meet new people they get my name wrong at first by spelling usually. but it gets fixed. some of my more popular nicknames are kiki, Kitten, Kiton, Keion. and a whole mess of others hehhe,. although ive had problems with it i still love my name, i even have 2 first names i get to choose to use from time to time and i still choose keaton over my other one. -keaton is an english/ old english name (for those wondering)" Dec. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a Carson, a Chloe, and a Connor. I love the name Keaton, but I need a C name for my next baby. I'm considering Ceaton. Has anyone seen it spelt this way?" Oct. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Keaton Gage, and I love it. I have noticed Keaton is becoming a very popular name, I know at least 4 Keatons that were born in the past two years. My Keaton's nicknames are keekee and keeker kicks." Sep. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Keaton! We had the hardest time finding a boys name we could agree on and one he could grow up with! I am so happy with this name and I hope he is as well one day! Keaton Adam ;) hes my pride and joy and has lots of personality and the name fits!! Hes very athletic as well!!" May. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our little boy Keaton. He's almost five and he always gets compliments on his name. We call him Keaty or Keaty Peaty at home as a nick name. He's a VERY athletic little boy and I have no doubt that we'll one day see his name on some sort of major sports program." Mar. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "That's my son's name and people associate the name as a future athlete or a person with confidence. It is a strong name and you will never pick on a Keaton." Mar. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Keaton! That's my son's name! Took me forever to decide on his name, but once I heard it, I couldn't get away from it! LOOOOOVE it!" Feb. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boyfriend's name is Keaton! My best friend sometimes calls him "Keytown", and his least favorite nickname is "Kitten"." Jan. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I looked at the comments and saw one girl named Keaton. I'm a girl, and my name is Keaton as well! Made me smile. And I get a lot of "Keegan, Kenton, Kaitlyn, Katherine, Kaegen" and those sorts of names. :) Still, I like my name." Jan. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i just had a baby boy and my partner just came out with the name and i immeditley loved it, i dont know anyone called keaton and it is mostly used as a surname, i think its unusal plus i didnt want another popular name like my 1st son joshua." Jan. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my Son's Name. Born Nov 6th 2009 In Vancouver. We came to it almost the last day before his birth. I love the name, very original and sounds so familiar. As well with the previous comment about it looking good on a resume this also played a part." Dec. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is keaton and it does suck to tell everybody how to pronounce your name i have met only one keaton" Oct. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my 2 week old son's name. Everyone loves it but nobody has ever heard of it so we usually have to say it twice or spell it for the hard of hearing. We love it." Sep. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names keaton, and im now 19, and not once in my life have a ever met another keaton, kinda cool to think about. although its a bother to tell people how to pronounce it every time i meet someone new" Jul. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Keaton and I really like it. Whenever I introduce myself to people, however, they always think it's Keith or Keegon or Kenton. Kinda irritating, but it's not their fault. I would never change my name, though." Jun. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Keaton my older brother named me after one of his friends. It is a cool name. i am called k-man by my dad all the time, and keet by friends and every other name you can think of :/ But i would considerd this name for anyone" Mar. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Keaton.it is unique here where we live he is as unique as the name.I never heard anyone named Keaton till we named him.We pronounce it keet-un. Everyone that knows him calls him Keet. I love the name and have only got good remarks on it ." Mar. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name keaton im thinkin of calling my little boy keaton in 11 weeks time as it goes well with keeley and keegan just wondering does any one know if its an irish name?? thanks emma" Feb. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Keaton and he is nearly 12. We named him after Buster Keaton and Michael Keaton from batman. I love it because it is different without being too way out. We have only ever heard of a couple of other Keaton's both being older than he is. Rachael" Jan. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our 6 month year old son is named Keaton and we love it! Still haven't met another Keaton but everyone seems to love it! He is already getting all the girl's in daycare!" Nov. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Keighton (it's pronounced the same way as Keaton) and i'm a 14 year old girl. i like my name! I have met a lot of boys named Keaton and 1 little girl named Keaton but the spelling of my name is very original!" Oct. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boyfriends name is Keaton. I love his name, it is so original. i have never heard someone with that name before though i know there are many others. That is what i call him though some people call him Keeton(KEE and then ton over exaggerated)." Oct. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My four year old son's name is Keaton. We always get positive comments on the name." Aug. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband loves the name Keaton and wants us to have it for a boy in the future." Jul. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband loves the name Keaton and wants us to have it for a boy in the future." Jul. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Keaton. He also has twin sister named Marin and we really like the two names together. Besides being such an original (but not over the top original) name, we also took into consideration the future of our son and thought that Keaton sounded nice on a resume. :)" May. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Keaton, and i've lived with it for nigh on 18 years, i love the name and haven't met anybody else with the name- which makes it even more individual. Anyone planing on naming their child it should. i've never had anything but good words said about my name no downside i say." Apr. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "After months of debate between my husband and daughters we have finally decided on the name Keaton as the name of our baby boy due in Dec. 2007. The name had to start w/ a "K" since both of my daughters do, Kaylie & Kirah. I'm not 100% sure how we came up w/ Keaton but I love it and we all agreed we can live w/ it since none of our own ersonal favorites were getting high marks by anyone else. We're keeping it a secret until he's born! His name will be Keaton Charles." Sep. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is 2 1/2 and his name is Keaton. I love the name and it came to us 2 weeks before he was born. I had never heard it as a first name before that. It took a while to get used to saying it and alot of people will call him Keegan or Key Ton with the T pronounced harshly where I prefer it softened almost Silent, like Key tn. But these days there are sooo many unique names and different spellings that its not fair to get mad at someone for sounding out or saying a name wrong." Sep. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This was my sons name. He sadly died of SIDS in April 2005 aged 6w and 4d old. I never got the chance to see if was not pronounced or spelt correctly. It should be pronounced "Key...ton". I had never come across his name before other than as a surname but now I hear it lots particularly from friends in the US." Jul. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is keaton and im a girl, i love having this name and have never met anyone with it" May. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Keaton is my son's name - and it is a very original but not too original name!" Jan. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love the name, and will keep it for my baby if it's a boy. Only know one other person who's son's name is Keaton, which is great cause it isn't a common name." Jun. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "hee hee thats my first name! its so unique and most girls find it a sexy name lol! us Keatons are lucky" Jun. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my son is named keaton,he is strong kind hearted ,funny and very loveing" May. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I looooooooooove this name....I have had it on my "list" for years and years, and was tempted to name my daughter Keaton, but thought I'd save it :)" Feb. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is keaton, think it's the coolest name ever, got it from the film the usaual suspects where gabriel byrnes plays the character Dean Keaton, but he is only referred to as Keaton.People always commment on what a nice name it is." Nov. 30, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Keaton..people continually stop when I say his name and tell me what a cool name he has. However, I can't ever find anything in the store with his name on it!--Then again I can also go outside and yell for him and only one kid shows up...try that with "Tyler"" Jul. 13, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "my brother is called keaton and everytime he gets a new teacher they call him kieran or keith." Sep. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My little boy is named keaton, and I am very proud to tell people his name. Everyone remarks on it and says how nice it is. We call him Keaty for short. He is a beautiful boy and his name suits him perfectly!" Aug. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      31 Neutral Comments

  • "My sons names is Keaton , he's 15 soon and I've only know of 3 other boys of that name since, his middle name is Spencer and he's the only boy I know of with his name at high school we live in New Zealand" Sep. 6, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm Keaton Buster Pren and born in 1980. Looking for anyone who is born before me with this name to find out if I'm the true O.G Keaton..lol" Aug. 24, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Keaton, he is 24 years old. We have only met one other Keaton and he has met 2 others." May. 18, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Keaton at his birth in 2004. I named him based on the meaning of Keaton, which means "where the haws fly," but also in deference to poet John Keats. Hi nickname is Keats." May. 15, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son, Keaton is 27 years old. He was certainly the first Keaton in our area but now I know of many. Kind of fun to start a name:)" Nov. 15, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 16 yer old son is keiton Michael. He loves the name as I do too!! I thought the name looked girly with the spelling Keaton so I changed it to keiton. Either way is great!! He is a great kids, smart and funny! Since we named him this so, many people that we know have named their kids Keaton. They spell it this way so not to copy us completely." Apr. 10, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 16 yer old son is keiton Michael. He loves the name as I do too!! I thought the name looked girly with the spelling Keaton so I changed it to keiton. Either way is great!! He is a great kids, smart and funny! Since we named him this so, many people that we know have named their kids Keaton. They spell it this way so not to copy us completely." Apr. 10, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is keaton and im 25 my mum namedvme this after micheal keaton as i was born around the time batman forever and beetlejuice came out so i had a few nicknames growing up i lpve my name as it is unique :)" Aug. 22, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son who is four is called Keaton audley named him Keaton from the actor Michael Keaton and middle name audley as of the boxer audley Harrison as Harrison is also our last name and because I love the name" Jun. 1, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Epitomises a carefree time actullay she epitomises a time when women were made to feel inferior, because of how easy everything looked in shows like this. Your modern life' lacks so many hassles that people of the early cold war era had to deal with daily, both personal and political. I'm an 18 year old guy, not an old feminist, but come on it's so so so naive to believe that this epitomises anything oher than tv make believe that didn't exist any more than desperate housewives does today" Jul. 10, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "my two yr old nephews name is keaton. I call him keats and i love him. His name fits him great" Jun. 7, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my boyfriend's name is keaton(: and honestly i absolutely love his name! it's so unique, i love it(:" Jan. 13, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "i am 11 years old and my name is keaton. i love my name and its unique! it doesn't bother me to be called keegan or otherwise. my nicknames are keatonium, the newest element on the periodic table, and keekee, keebeedooby,and keatie-sweetie. Keatons of the world unite!" Dec. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My best friend is called Keaton, everyone just calls him Keats though." Oct. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am also a teacher and named my son Keaton. We call him Key-tawn for fun or just Keat. He also gets call Key-town. It was aggrivating when he was born and people asked his name, they would said Keyun. I would have to correct everyone!! We are naming our girl Kealei. He has a brother name Kohyn (Cohen)." Aug. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Keaton, and I'm not even sure how to pernounce it. This wouldn't Be as bad if I'm 12 years old and got called it for 11" Jul. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My two year old son is named Keaton. I am a teacher, so it was hard to find a name that I hadn't heard in my classroom. My husband found Keaton and we both liked it. It fits him well...he is a busy athletic little boy that is always on the move!" Jul. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a GIRL! My name is Keaton and I think it fits better for a girl." Jul. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son is name KeatIn- we liked the unusual spelling of it :)" Jun. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Keaton. my sister suggessted the name and at first I wasn't sure I liked it. But after hearing it a few times I fell in love with the name and everyone says they love it. I can't imagine having named him anything else, his name really fits him." Feb. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "our 6 year old is called keaton but usually gets called kieran, yet his brothers name is harley an he gets called harvey you can`t win,the good thing about keaton is i only have to put his first name on his school clothes" Feb. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is keaton and im 9 years old i love my name" Aug. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i am a girl and my name is keaton if people dont know me in person they ask if i am a boy which kindagets annoying but i guess its an ok name...." Jun. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY 12 WEEK OLD IS CALLED KEATON AND I LOVE IT AND SO DOES EVERYBODY ELSE" May. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son Keaton, now almost 12 years old, was named for the silent film actor, Buster Keaton. Oddly enough, in our smallish town there is another Keaton just one year older (with the same set of initials). We met at the town beach when I heard his mother calling his name. (She stole it from her sister-in-law, who found out she was having a girl!)When these boys were younger they loved to greet each other whenever they met..."Hi Keaton!"...they thought it was hysterical. Keaton claims to like his name, and we do, too!" Dec. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 8 year old son's name is Keaton. Keaton's birth mother chose it from a list of 2 that we provided her. Obviously, we love the name!" Sep. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My nephews name is Keaton... technically it's Nicholas Keaton but everyone calls him Keaton. He is 7 years old. When I first heard this name I thought it was really wierd and didn't like it much. Over time it has grown on me, now that it is familiar I love it!!!" Aug. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just had twins a week ago and our son was named Keaton. We love it!" Jul. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've lived with it for over 40 years, my father for over 60, and his uncle (now deceased) for over 90 years. As a young teenager, I found it difficult, especially having to answer to it being what they called a wierd name, but as an adult.. its absolutely fantastic.. and yes the ladies love it too." Mar. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "People always think its my LAST name. then when I tell them one more name (my last name), I get a puzzled look !!" Feb. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is keaton, i do not like peolpe who name there babies keaton because it takes the originality out of it i like my name cause its different but at the rate this is going everyone's name will be keaton, so please stop naming your keaton. Thank you:)" Jan. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate



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