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What does Kenelm mean?

Kenelm Pronunciation of Kenelm [kenelm] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Kenelm is "brave helmet". From an Old English personal name derived from cÍne helm. Popular in the Middle Ages when a ninth-century Mercian prince of this name was revered as a saint. The name has been used by the Digby family, where it was alternated with Everard. Sir Kenelm Digby (17th century) was known as a writer, scientist and adventurer.

Associated with: old english, brave, helmet (defender), old, popular (famous), prince (king), saint, 17th century.


Kenelm has 2 variants: Kenhelm and Kennelm.

Creative forms:
(male) Kynelm, ..


Middle name pairings:
Kenelm Gino (K.G.), ..

How popular is Kenelm?

Kenelm is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Kenelm is also an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Kenelm has yet to be recorded in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kenelm name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kenelm outside U.S.

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