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 #1222 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Kent and affiliated names. Kentrell (#1843 from current records) is the only other prominent related form of Kent (#1222 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.