What does Kent mean?
Kent /kent/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name is pronounced kent. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Kent is "edge". Also a place name for a county in England. Football player Kent Graham; artist Rockwell Kent.
How popular is Kent?
Kent is a very popular first name for men (#293 out of 1220, Top 24%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#733 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Kent for boys. Kent was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its apex position of #165 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)