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What does Kennon mean?

Kennon Pronunciation of Kennon [ken-non] as a boys' name. The meaning of the name Kennon is "ancient". Kennon is an alternate form of Keenan (Irish, Gaelic): see also Kenan and Keane.

Associated with: ancient (old).


Kennon has 5 variants: Keenen, Keenon, Kennan, Kienan and Kienen.

1 more related form via Keenan: Keen.

Creative forms:
(male) Kennoa, Kenon, ..

(female) Kennonni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kennon Emir (K.E.), ..

How popular is Kennon?

Kennon is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#8363 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Kennon was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its highest position of #1777 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kennon name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Kennon rated in the Top 2000 are Keenan (#931 from recent data) and Keenen. These forms of Kennon were favored as baby names in the year 1997 (median #1140) and have become significantly less conventional since, with the form Keenan becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kennon, Keenan, Keenen in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kennon is alike in pronunciation to Cannan, Cannon, Canon, Canyon, Kannan, Kannen, Kannon, Kanon, Kenan and Kenyon. Other suggested similar names are Benno, Benson, Benton, Brennon, Fenton, Gannon, Glennon, Jenson, Kaemon, Kealon, Keaton, Keeton, Keiron, Keldon, Kelton, Kelvon, Kendon, Kenn, Kenner, Kennet, Kenney, Kennie, Kennt, Kenny, Kentan (see Kenton), Kentin, Kenton, Keon, Kernan, Keveon, Kevion, Kevon, Kevron, Konnor, Lennox, Renton, Tannon, Vernon and Zenon. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kennon.

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