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What does Kennet mean?

Kennet Pronunciation of Kennet [ken-net] as a boys' name means "fire born; good-looking". Kennet is a version of Kenneth (Irish, Gaelic): Art historian Kenneth Clark.

Associated with: fire, good.


Kennet has 1 variant: Kennett.

3 more alternative forms via Kenneth: Ken, Kennith and Kenny.

Creative forms:
(male) Kenet, ..

(female) Kendia, Kenne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kennet Barrett (K.B.), ..

How popular is Kennet?

Kennet is an uncommonly occurring given name for men. Kennet is an equally uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Kennet (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 are Ken (#1751 in 2015), Kenneth (#199), Kennith and Kenny (#890). These relations of Kennet were at the top of their popularity 7 decades ago (average #261) and are now much less common (#1210, 91% less usage), with versions such as Ken becoming less stylish. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Benet, Benne, Bennet, Bennett, Bennt, Bernet, Dennes, Dennet, Denney, Gannet, Kannen, Keane, Keene, Keenen, Kendel, Kenedi, Kenlea, Kenlee, Kenley, Kenn, Kennady, Kennan, Kennedey, Kennedy, Kennelm (see Kenelm), Kenner, Kenney, Kennie, Kennon, Kennt, Kent, Kentt (see Kent), Keyne, Kinney, Knut, Konner, Renne, Sennet, Sennett and Tennent. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kennet.

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