What does Kent mean?
Kent [kent] 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.
(male) Kant, Kaynt, ..
(female) Kentthia, Kentti, ..
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. Demographics)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Kent for boys. Kent reached its apex position of #159 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, and is at #1181 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Displayed below is an analysis of the ranking of Kent and affiliated names. Kentrell is the only other prominent related form of Kent (#1181 from current records). These relations of Kent reached the height of their popularity during 1960-1969 (adoption of 0.1%) and have become significantly less common since.
Kent▼ is pronounced similarly to Quent and Quint. Other suggested similar names are Bennt, Bent, Bernt, Brent▼, Hunt, Kana, Kane▲, Kano, Kean, Keane, Keanu, Keats, Keen, Keene, Keer, Kees, Keh, Keir, Keith▼, Keld, Kell, Kemp, Ken▼, Kenan, Kenji, Kenly, Kenn, Kennet, Kenny▼, Kentan (see Kenton), Kentin, Kenton, Keon, Keoni, Ker, Kerk, Kern, Kerr, Ketti, Key, Keye, Keyne, Keys, King▲, Kit, Kitt, Klint, Knut, Kolt, Kort, Kurt▼ and Trent▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kent.See names in meaning and etymology.