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Meaning and name origin

Kenneth \k(e)-nne-th\ as a boy's 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.

Kenneth has 5 variant forms: Ken, Kennet, Kennett, Kennith and Kenny.

For more information, see also the related boy name Kenn.

There is 1 feminine form of Kenneth: Kenna.

Suggested similar baby names are Kennedy and Kennt.


Kenneth is a very popular first name for males (#17 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#33520 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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