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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).

Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Ken compared with its variant forms and related boy baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Ken only.

Popularity of name Ken
Popularity of Ken