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Meaning and Name Origin

Kenneth \k(e)-nne-th\ 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.


Variations

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

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

Kenneth has 1 feminine form: Kenna.


Popularity

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 (#33520 out of 88799, Top 38%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Kenneth for boys. Kenneth reached its apex position of #15 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, and is at #191 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Kenneth and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Kenneth (#191 last year) are Kenny (#839 last year), Kennith and Ken. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during 1960-1969 and are now much less popular, with the versions Kenny, Kennith and Ken becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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


Similar Names

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

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