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Boy Names Starting with Ken-

Ken- baby names and what they mean, with 21 results. Ken- names are used more often as masculine names. Usage of these boy names was at its most widespread during 1950-1959 (ADOPTION OF 1.5%) and has become much less since (ADOPTION 0.2%, 87% LESS), with names such as Kenneth becoming less in vogue. Kendrick (#418) is the most fashionable birth name in this list, while Kender (TOP 25%) and Kenady (36%) are conventional Ken- last names. Here is the list of Ken- names for girls.

Ken- names

Ken - Kenyatta | Kenyon

Ken - Kenyatta

Ken and variants

Ken1, var. Kenny1, Kennie, Kenney1, Kennan1
Based on English language. Short form of names beginning with .. Usage of Ken and variants as children's names in 2018 was 61.4% less than a decade ago.


Based on Hebrew language. "Acquire." Kanan is also a marginally prominent baby name. See also Kelan.

Kendall and variants

Kendall, var. Kenny2, Kendyll, Kendyl, Kendle, Kendill, Kendel, Kendell, Kendale, Kendal
From Old English. "The Kent river valley." Popular as last names. Compare Kendall (UPPER 1%) with common -all surnames Mendall (UPPER 94%), Kall (21%).

From Scottish. "Man, warrior." A rare birth name, Kendrew occurs more often as a last name. See also Keondre.

Kendrick and variants

Kendrick, var. Kenrik, Kenricks, Kenrick1, Kenrick2, Kenny3, Kendrix, Kendryck, Kendrik, Kendricks, Kendric, Ken2
From Welsh language. "Greatest champion." Kendrick (TOP 1%), Kenny (1%), Kendricks (11%), Kendrix (29%) and Ken (30%) appear commonly as last names.

Kenelm, var. Kennelm, Kenhelm
Based on Old English language. "Brave helmet." Kernelm and Konnelm are creative forms.

Kenji and variants

Kenji, var. Kenjiro
Source fr. Japanese language. "Intelligent second son; strong and vigorous." Kenji is widely used as a children's name among these variations.

Kenley, var. Kenly, Kenlie, Kenleigh, Kenlee, Kenlea
From Old English language. "The king's meadow." Scarce as children's names, but Kenly, Kenley, etc. are similar to the more common Kelly.


Stems fr. Welsh. "Bright water." Less used today. Kenn was last found in 1960-1969 in the Top 2000. See also Khan.

Keenan and variants

Kennon, Kennan2
Forms of Keenan. Derived fr. Irish, Gaelic. "Ancient." Used somewhat widely as children's names, Kennan and Kennon are similar to the common Kanon.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ken- names: Ken, Kenan, Kendal, Kendall, Kendell

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ken- names: Kendric, Kendrick, Kenji, Kenn, Kennard

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ken- names: Kennedy, Kenneth, Kenney, Kennie, Kennith

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ken- names: Kennon, Kenny, Kent, Kenton, Kentrell, Kenyatta

Kennard and variants

Kennard, var. Kenner, Kennaird, Kendon
Derivative of Old English. "Brave guard." Kendon, Kennaird and Kenner are more rare as children's names among the variations of Kennard.

Kennedy and variants

Kennedy, var. Kennedey, Kennady, Kenedi
Derivative of Irish, Gaelic word. "Helmet head; ugly head." Kenedi, Kennady and Kennedey are more unusual as baby names among the versions of Kennedy.

Kenneth and variants

Kenneth, var. Kenny4, Kennith, Kennett, Kennet, Ken3
Stems fr. Irish, Gaelic element. "Fire born; good-looking." Ken (TOP 30%), Kenneth (22%), Kennett (9%) and Kenny (1%) appear regularly as surnames.

Kenny and variants

Kenny5, var. Kenney2
Surname and nickname of Kendall, Kendrick .. Kenny is a frequently occurring (TOP 26%) men's name, whereas Kenney is scarcely used.

Kent and variants

Kent, var. Kentt, Kentrell, Kennt
Root fr. Old English. "Edge." Kent and forms were favored as baby names in the 1960s and are now less common, with Kent going out of style.

From Japanese. "Sharp; big boy." Kentaro is not a Top 2000 name.

Kenton and variants

Kenton, var. Kentin, Kentan
Derived fr. Old English language. "The royal settlement." Kentan and Kentin are more uncommon as birth names among the variant forms of Kenton.

From Old English. "Brave or royal guardian." Kenward is seldom used as a birth name. See also Kennard.

From Old English word. "Brave or royal fighter." Kenway is uncommon as a boys' name. See also Kenney.


Used as homage to Jomo Kenyatta .. A moderately quaint children's name, Kenyatta occurs more often as a last name.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Ken- names for boys.

1. Ken - Kenyatta
Ken [Kenny, Kennie, Kenney, Kennan], Kenan, Kendall [Kenny, Kendyl, Kendle, Kendel, Kendyll, Kendill, Kendell, Kendale, ..], Kendrew, Kendrick [Kenny, Kenrik, Kenrick, Kendrix, Kendrik, Kenricks, Kendryck, ..], Kenelm [Kennelm, Kenhelm], Kenji [Kenjiro], Kenley [Kenly, Kenlie, Kenlee, Kenlea, Kenleigh], Kenn, Keenan [Kennon, Kennan], Kennard [Kenner, Kendon, Kennaird], Kennedy [Kenedi, Kennady, Kennedey], Kenneth [Ken, Kenny, Kennet, Kennith, Kennett], Kenny [Kenney], Kent [Kentt, Kennt, Kentrell], Kentaro, Kenton [Kentin, Kentan], Kenward, Kenway, Kenyatta


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