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Ken meaning and name origin
Ken \ken\ as a boy's name is pronounced ken. It is of English origin. Short form of names beginning with Ken- such as Kenneth. Ken (Japanese) means "strong, physically healthy". The doll Barbie's boyfriend is named Ken. Baseball player Ken Griffey, Jr.; singers Kenny Rogers, Kenny Loggins; saxophone player Kenny G; writer Ken Kesey.
Ken has 4 variant forms: Kennan, Kenney, Kennie and Kenny.
For more information, see also the related name Kendrick.
Baby names that sound like Ken are Kean, Keen, Kenn and Keon.
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Popularity of Ken
Ken is a very popular first name for men (#265 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#33523 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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