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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.
For more information, see also the related name Kendrick.
Ken is also pronounced similarly to Con, Kahn, Kain, Kane, Kean, Keane, Keen, Keene, Kenn, Keon, Keyne, Khan, Kian and Kiean. Other suggested similar baby names are Ben, Den, Kam, Kana, Kano, Keanu, Keh, Kent, Keoni, Ker, Kern, Key, Kim, Len, Pen and Ren.
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Popularity of Ken
Ken is a very popular first name for males (#265 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#33523 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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