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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 has 3 variant forms: Kennt, Kentrell and Kentt.


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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kent name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kent is also pronounced similarly to Quent. Other suggested similar baby names are Bent, Ken, Kenn, Kennet and Knut. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kent.