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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.


Kent has 3 variants: Kennt, Kentrell and Kentt.

Kreatif forms:
(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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kent name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kent, Kentrell in U.S.

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

Similar Names


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.