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Meaning of the Name Kenneth

The first name Kenneth is of English, Celtic, Celtic/Gaelic, Scottish origin. It is often a boy name. It has the following meaning(s):

English: Born of Fire; an Anglicized Form of the Gaelic Cinaed and Cionaed and Coinneach and Caioneach (Comely, Handsome). Short Name: Ken. Pet: Kenny. (Ken-neth)
Celtic: Comely, Handsome, Brilliant, Serious, Usually a Good Orator. (Ken, Kenny, Kent)
Celtic: Handsome
Celtic/Gaelic: Handsome
Scottish: Handsome. Root of the Surname Mackenzie. Famous Bearer: Kenneth Grahame (- ), Author of the Wind in the Willows
English: Royal Obligation; Good-looking; Fair

Similar Names

Kanth | Kennedy | Kent | Keenat | Kennita | Kineta | Kinnat | Kinnette | Kennedi |

Related Names

Coinneach  (Scottish)
Handsome, Comely; Derived from an Old Gaelic Nickname Meaning 'Handsome, Comely.' the Name is Anglicized As Canice and Kenneth
Ken  (Scottish)
Diminutive of Kenneth: Handsome. Root of the Surname Mackenzie. Famous Bearer: Kenneth Grahame (- ), Author of the Wind in the Willows
Kenna  (English)
Born of Fire or 'Comely, Handsome'; a Feminine Form of Kenneth, Which is the Anglicized Form of the Gaelic Cinaed, Cionaed (Born of Fire), and Caioneach, Coinneach (Comely, Handsome). Variations: Keni
Kennan  (Scottish)
Abbreviation of Kenneth. Surname
Kenney  (Scottish)
Abbreviation of Kenneth. Surname
Kennon  (Scottish)
Abbreviation of Kenneth. Surname
Kenny  (Scottish)
Diminutive of Kenneth: Handsome
Kinney  (Scottish)
Abbreviation of Kenneth. Surname
Mackenzie  (Celtic/Gaelic)
Son of Kenneth

Additional Names

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