Kenan - boys name

Kenan name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 75%

Kenan name meaning:

The name Kenan is of Hebrew origin and has several possible meanings. In the Bible, Kenan is mentioned as the son of Enosh and the grandson of Adam and Eve. The meaning of Kenan is believed to be "possession" or "acquired" in Hebrew. It can also be interpreted as "smith" or "craftsman," as it is derived from the Hebrew word "qen," meaning "to form" or "to shape."

Kenan is a name with ancient biblical significance, and it carries a sense of heritage and history. It represents strength, skill, and the ability to create or build. The name can also embody the idea of possession or ownership, suggesting a sense of responsibility and authority. Overall, Kenan is a unique and meaningful name for a boy, honoring both biblical roots and qualities associated with craftsmanship and creativity.

Origin: Biblical

Buyer, owner.

Origin: Cornish

Form of Conan. From Celtic kuno "great, high". Name of a legendary Cornish king and a real 18th C. bishop of Cornwall.

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Conan , Kenan

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Overall UK ranking: 1184 out of 4789

23 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Kenan

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