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Kenneth 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 name Kenn.
Baby names that sound like Kenneth are Kennedy and Kennt.
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Popularity of Kenneth
Kenneth is a very popular first name for men (#17 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#33520 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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