What does Kemp mean?
Kemp /kemp/ as a boys' name is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Kemp is "fighter, champion". Basketball player Shawn Kemp.
(male) Keamp, Kump, ..
(female) Kema, Kempri, ..
How popular is Kemp?
Kemp is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#698 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name history of Kemp for boys. Kemp was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its apex rank of #1839 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Recommended names are Hump, Kam, Kean, Keen, Keer, Kees, Keh, Keir, Keld, Kell, Ken▼, Kenn, Kent▼, Keon, Ker, Kerk, Kern, Kerr, Key, Keye, Keys, Kim▼, Kimo, Kip▼, Kipp, Kyp and Temp. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kemp.