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What does Kenn mean?

Kenn Pronunciation of Kenn [kenn] as a boys' name is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Kenn is "bright water". Also a variant of Kenneth.

Associated with: bright, water.


5 alternative forms via Kenneth: Ken, Kennet, Kennett, Kennith and Kenny.

Creative forms:
(male) Kainn, Keonn, ..

(female) Keine, Kene, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kenn Keanu (K.K.), ..

How popular is Kenn?

Kenn is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#74398 out of 150436, Top 49%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Kenn was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its top rank of #1796 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Kenneth (#199 a year ago), Kenny (#890), Ken (#1751) and Kennith are the prominent variation forms of Kenn. Other variants, like Kennet, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Kenn was common 65 years ago (adoption of 1.4%) and has become much less since (adoption 0.1%, 91%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kenn, Ken, Kenneth, Kennith, Kenny in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kenn and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kenn is pronounced similarly to Cain, Con, Conn, Kahn, Kain, Kaine, Kane, Kayne, Kean, Keane, Keen, Keene, Keon, Keyne, Khan, Khanh, Kian, Kiean, Quin and Quinn. Other recommended names are Benn, Brenn, Deonn, Donn, Dunn, Fenn, Finn, Fynn, Glenn, Gunn, Kana, Kano, Kanon, Keanu, Kearn, Keer, Keh, Keir, Kell, Kemp, Kenan, Kendon, Kenly, Kenner, Kenney, Kennie, Kennt, Kent, Kentin, Kenton, Keoni, Ker, Kerk, Kern, Kernan, Kerr, Keven, Kevin, Kevon, Kevyn, Key, Kienan, King, Klein, Lenn, Lunn, Lynn, Penn, Ronn, Vann, Vonn, Winn, Wynn, Yann and Zann. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kenn.

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