Meaning and name origin
Kent \k(e)-nt\ as a boy's 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.
Kent is a very popular first name for males (#293 out of 1220, Top 24%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#676 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kent for boys. Kent reached its highest rank of #165 in the U.S. in 1950-1959. (2014 statistics).