Kenneth - boys name

Kenneth name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 77%

Kenneth name meaning:

The name Kenneth is of Scottish origin and has Gaelic roots. It is derived from the Gaelic name "CinĂ¡ed," which means "born of fire" or "handsome." The name Kenneth has historical significance as it was the name of several early Scottish kings, which contributed to its popularity and enduring appeal.

People named Kenneth are often described as confident, charismatic, and intelligent. They have a natural charm that attracts others to them. Kenneths are known for their leadership qualities and determination to succeed in their endeavors. They are often seen as natural-born leaders who can inspire and motivate those around them.

Individuals with the name Kenneth are often creative and have a strong sense of adventure. They are open-minded and embrace new experiences with enthusiasm. Kenneths tend to have a strong moral compass and are guided by principles of honesty and integrity. They are dependable and loyal friends, always willing to lend a helping hand. Overall, the name Kenneth carries a sense of strength, charm, and leadership.

Origin: Celtic



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Related names

Kenneth , Ken , Kenny

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Overall UK ranking: 1078 out of 4789

26 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (533)

Historical popularity of Kenneth

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