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Keegan is a surname of Irish origin and derives from Mac Aodhagáin meaning "son (or descendant) of Aodhagán" (a diminutive of the Irish name Aodh).[citation needed] In the late 20th and early 21st centuries Keegan is more commonly being used as a first name. It is listed most often as a boy's name, but has gradually become unisex. Aodhagáin is another form of the name Aodh, meaning "fire". Many sources list the name meaning as small and fiery.[citation needed]

The surname may refer to:

In acting:

In sports:

  • Bob Keegan (1920–2001), American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Chicago White Sox from 1953–1958
  • Chad Keegan (born 1979), South African cricketer
  • Ged Keegan (born 1955), English footballer
  • Kevin Keegan (born 1951), English football manager and former player
  • Paul Keegan (footballer) (born 1972), the first Irishman to play in Major League Soccer
  • Rupert Keegan (born 1955), English racing driver
  • Keegan Bradley (born 1986), American Golfer/2011 PGA Championship winner

In other fields: