What does Kenneth mean?
Kenneth [ken-neth] as a boys' name is pronounced KEN-eth. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Kenneth is "fire born; good-looking". Art historian Kenneth Clark; actor Kenneth Branagh.
Affiliated boy name: Kenn.
1 feminine form: Kenna.Creative forms:
(male) Keeneth, Kerneth, ..
(female) Kentha, .. Middle name pairings:
Kenneth Carsten (K.C.), ..
How popular is Kenneth?
Kenneth is a very prominent first name for men (#17 out of 1220, Top 1%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#33090 out of 150436, Top 22%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Kenneth reached its apex position of #15 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, and is at #199 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular related forms of Kenneth (#199 from recent data) are Kenny (#890 from recent data), Ken (#1751), Kenn and Kennith. These relations of Kenneth were favored as birth names 65 years ago (adoption of 1.39%) and are now much less common (adoption 0.12%, ▼91.1%), with versions like Ken becoming somewhat dated.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Bennet, Bennett▲, Cleneth (see Cleanth), Dennet, Jereth, Kannen, Keane, Keene, Keenen, Keith▼, Kendel, Kendell, Kenedi, Kenelm, Kenhelm, Kenlea, Kenlee, Kenleigh, Kenley, Kennady, Kennan, Kennard, Kennedey, Kennedy, Kennelm (see Kenelm), Kenner, Kenney, Kennie, Kennon, Kennt, Kent▼, Kentt (see Kent), Keyne, Kinnell, Kinney, Kleanth (see Cleanth), Konner, Sennet and Sennett. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kenneth.See names in meaning and etymology.