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What does Kenner mean?

Kenner Pronunciation of Kenner [ken-ner] as a name for boys is of Old English derivation, and the meaning of Kenner is "brave guard". Kenner is a version of Kennard (Old English).

Associated with: old english, brave, guard (defender).


2 alternative forms via Kennard: Kendon and Kennaird.

Creative forms:
(male) Kenker, Koner, ..

(female) Kenet, Kenker, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kenner Kavin (K.K.), ..

How popular is Kenner?

Kenner is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#7937 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Kennard is the only prominent alternative form of Kenner (not ranked). Other variants, like Kendon, are seldom used. Adoption of this form of Kenner reached its most widespread 85 years ago (#1285). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kennard in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kenner is pronounced similarly to Conner, Connor, Konner, Konnor and Konor. Other recommended names are Banner, Benne, Bennet, Bonner, Dennes, Dennet, Denney, Denver, Gunner, Heiner, Kannen, Keane, Keder, Keefer, Keene, Keenen, Keer, Keifer, Keller, Kendel, Kenlea, Kenlee, Kenley, Kenn, Kennan, Kennedy, Kennelm (see Kenelm), Kennet, Kenneth, Kennett, Kenney, Kennie, Kennon, Kennt, Kenny, Kepler, Kester, Keyne, Kiefner, Kinney, Kleiner, Lennerd, Regner, Reiner, Renier, Renne, Sender, Sennet, Tanner, Verner and Werner. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kenner.

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