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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.


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).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kenneth for boys (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kenneth name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kenneth outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Kenneth and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ken, Kenneth, Kennith and Kenny. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ken, Kenneth, Kennith, Kenny in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kenneth, Kenny outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Kennedy and Kennt. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kenneth.


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