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Kenneth meaning, origin, history

Name: Kenneth No. of characters: 7 Gender: BoyOrigin: Scottish English Swedish Norwegian Danish Old Irish Celtic
How to pronounce Kenneth ke-nne-th What does my name mean?
Meanings: Handsome Royal Oath Sprung from Fire Good-looking Fiery English name of Celtic origin, meaning: the Pretty, too: the fire from infants. Namesakes: Kenneth Branagh, British actor and film director.

Kenneth was ranked 196 in 2015 list of US boys name and dropped by 3.16% from its previous ranking of 190 in 2014. Kenneth was ranked 948 in 2010 US female names list and elevated by 3.76% from its previous ranking of 985 in 2008. First name derived from Kenelm. Comes from the Celtic "ken and el" Means "beautiful and rich." Celebrating July 17th.. Strong personality, masters of themselves at all times,Kennethwant to constantly excel. Thoughtful, lucid,Kennethnever judgmental lightly. Volunteers, serious, even grave,Kennethalso know to be cheerful and relax frankly. Their humor is caustic. Kenneth are loyal friends, loyal but demanding. Their morality is strict and rigorous.

Full form of Kenneth : Kind-Hearted Efficient Nonconforming Noble Energetic Theatrical Hesitant

Kenneth is a rare first name for a boy in England & Wales which is a rare name since 2012 and ranked 935 in 2014. Only 826 people have Kenneth as their first name. Kenneth is a very consistent name over the past 18 years.

Kenneth is a very very popular first name for a boy in United States which is popular since 1903 and ranked 196 (0.050909% bearer) in 2015 in US. Around 1274252 people wear Kenneth as their first name. Kenneth is a rare first name for a boy in United States which is a rare name since 1881 and ranked 196 (0.050909% bearer) in 2015 in US. Only 1274252 people have Kenneth as their first name. Kenneth is not a native United States and Kenneth may be came from another language or is a short form of some other name. 0.356452% of people in US have this given name.

Complete history of Kenneth
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Expression number of Kenneth is 5.

Kenneth love adventure, excitement and freedom. Kenneth are clever, quick-witted and unusually adaptable. Kenneth are capable of doing anything they wish for.

Names that rhyme with Kenneth Aneth, Anneth, Aseneth, Azaneth, Azeneth, Bianeth, Enneth, Geneth, Genneth, Guyneth, Gweneth, Gwenneth, Gwyneth, Gwynneth, Gyneth, Janeth, Janneth, Jeaneth, Jenneth, KenethFamous people named Kenneth
Kenneth Gilbert in Ivanhoe as Actor
Kenneth Söderman in Ömheten as Actor
Kenneth LeRoy in The Pajama Game as Actor
Kenneth Benda in The Ruling Class as Actor
Kenneth Peralta in Hulihin si... Nardong Toothpick as Actor
Kenneth M. Badish in Maskerade as Producer
Kenneth Ives in The Lion in Winter as Actor
Kenneth Neil Moore in Mud as Camera and Electrical Department
Kenneth Cole in House of Numbers: Anatomy of an Epidemic as
Kenneth V. Jones in Phantasm as Actor
Kenneth Branagh, actor,producer,director
Kenneth Anger, director,writer,editor
Kenneth Hughes, actor,producer,director
Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds, composer
Kenneth A. Carlson, producer,director,writer
Kenneth Adams, actor
Kenneth Adams, actor
Names like Kenneth Ken, Kena, Kenaan, Kenaël, Kenabeth, Kenadee, Kenadey, Kenadi, Kenadie, Kenadona, Kenadone, Kenady, Kenae, Kenah, Kenai, Kenaja, Kenajah, Kenalee, Kenan, Kenaniah
Kenneth Namesakes Comments :Kenneth is a first name in English who also became patronymic. This is an anglicized form that covers approximately two names Gaelic distinct: Cainnech and Cináed, otherwise kined, but similar meaning. The modern Gaelic form of the name Cainnech is Coinneach , originally nickname meaning "beautiful, elegant, charming". Cináed however based on the Gaelic root aed "fire" (Old Irish aed "fire, fire") that is also found in Irish Gaelic and Scottish names Áed and Dubáed. Kenneth is a Scandinavian male name English and Scottish. The Kenneth holy day is on October 11. The name comes from the Celtic language of Coinneach meaning "pretty, efficient, nimble". The second possible origin would be from the Old English of Cyne-ath "royal oath". Other possibilities are origin from the Pictish name Ciniod or the Gaelic Cináed offer, Its current diminutives Ken, Kenny, Frenchified in Keni, Keny, Kenni, Kennie, Kenney, Ketti. Variations: Kennet, Kenet, Keneth It should be noted that both diminutives Kenny and Ken might came from the female name Kendra which have a different origin. - Cleo Kowalski
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Other variants of Kenneth :Cainneach Cináed Cionaodh  English Boy Names :  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
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