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.
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, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#33520 out of 88799, Top 38%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kenneth for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Kenneth and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Kenneth (#191), Kenny (#839), Ken and Kennith. (2014 statistics).