Keogh

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Keogh
Family name
Meaning son of Eochaidh
Region of origin Ireland; Scotland
Language(s) of origin Gaelic
Related names Eochaidh; Mac Eochaidh, MacEochaidh

Keogh, usually pronounced /ˈkj/, is an Irish and Scottish surname. It is a reduced form on an Anglicisation of the Gaelic Mac Eochaidh, MacEochaidh. The personal name Eochaidh is based upon the Gaelic eochair, meaning "lock or locksmith".

Originally the Keoghs were entertainers to the royals of Ireland and Scotland, most notably music.[citation needed]

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