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.
Kenneth has 1 feminine form: Kenna.Kreatif forms: Keeneth, Kerneth, Kinneth. [more]
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)
Displayed below is the baby name statistics of Kenneth for boys. Kenneth reached its apex position of #15 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, and is at #191 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Kenneth and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Kenneth (#191 from recent data) are Kenny (#839 from recent data), Kennith and Ken. These relations of Kenneth were favored as birth names during 1960-1969 (adoption of 0.734%) and are now much less common (adoption 0.243%, ▼67%), with the versions Kenny, Ken and Kennith becoming less trendy.
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Suggested similar baby names are Bennet, Bennett▲, Cleneth, Dennet, Jereth, Kannen, Keane, Keene, Keenen, Keith▲, Kendel, Kendell, Kenedi, Kenelm, Kenhelm, Kenlea, Kenlee, Kenleigh, Kenley, Kennady, Kennan, Kennard, Kennedey, Kennedy▼, Kennelm, Kenner, Kenney, Kennie, Kennon, Kennt, Kent▼, Kentt, Keyne, Kinnell, Kinney, Kleanth, Konner, Sennet and Sennett. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kenneth.