Kent name meaning

Gender: Boy
Origin: Celtic, Welsh and Old English
Usage: English, Scandinavian, Greenlandic, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: k(e)-nt
Meaning: Bright, White, Edge, Border, Chief, Most Beautiful, Enlightened One, Pretty and Too: the Fire of Births
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What does Kent mean?

Kent's meaning is Bright, White, Edge, Border, Chief, Most Beautiful, Enlightened One, Pretty or Too: the Fire of Births used for both genders that originated from Old English, Welsh and Celtic is chiefly used in Swedish, Norwegian, Scandinavian, Finnish, Danish, Greenlandic and English.

Kent is variant of well-known and all time favorite Kenneth. Kenneth is a variant of Cinàed. Also Kenneth is a variation of Cainnech. Origin of Darling and Evergreen Kenneth is in Celtic and Old Irish, meaning of Kenneth is "Born of Fire, Handsome and Too: the Fire from Infants".

Kent is short version of Kenton. Durable and Prominent Kenton is used substantially in English, Kenton means "Royal Manor and Royal Settlement" has origin in Old English. Kent is short version of Kenton.

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How do I pronounce Kent?

The proper pronunciation of two syllabled Kent is k(e)-nt.

Variants of Kent

Cent, Kenneth, Cinàed, Cainnech, Cenet, Ken, Cinaed, Cen, Keneisha

Names that rhyme with Kent

How popular is the name Kent?

Kent is a popular in United States where over 68690 new-borns have been given the name since 1885. When at its peak in 1962, 2585 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 136th position.

In addition to that, the name has been in the top 500 baby names a staggering 62 times Kent is an uncommon baby name in England and Wales where it has been in use since 1996 and achieved its top ranking of 1765 in 1996.

It had a short run of 10 years on France boy names chart.

But Kent is a popular baby name in Sweden where every 1 in 400 have the name as well as in, Philippines, Canada and Denmark.

As per our research, over 200000 babies have been bestowed Kent around the globe.

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Numerological analysis of Kent

You can hardly resist a temptation, a trait which affects your relationships in a negative way. The soul is more important to you than your body. You don't wait on destiny to decide for you. You decide for you. Encourage people to do the right thing. Spread your knowledge and words of wisdom. If letter T is your capstone in your name, you live to make new memories instead of reliving your past.

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