Name: Kenneth

Origin and Meaning of the Name Kenneth

  • Meaning:
    Born of fire
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    (KEN neth)
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    Itself (Kenneth)
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Miscellaneous Info for Kenneth

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    English and Gaelic speaking countries
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    Kenneth was particularly popular from the 1930s to 1960s, when it was in the US top 20. It has since declined in popularity, and in 2006 was the 128th most popular male name. It currently retains popularity in the East coast states.

    There were three rulers of Scotland named Kenneth, the first of whom - anglicised as Kenneth MacAlpin is considered to be the first King of Scots.

    Notable bearers include British politicians Kenneth Baker and Kenneth Clarke, actor and director Kenneth Branagh, author Kenneth Grahame and comic actor Kenneth Williams.

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Popularity Rank of Kenneth (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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