Kenny - boys name

Kenny name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 85%

Kenny name meaning:

The name Kenny is a given name for boys that has various origins and meanings. One of the most common origins is from the Scottish Gaelic name "Coinneach," which means "handsome" or "fair." In this context, the name Kenny is often associated with individuals who possess attractive physical features or a charming personality. Another possible origin is from the Irish Gaelic name "Cionaodh," which means "born of fire" or "fire-born." This interpretation suggests a fiery and passionate nature associated with individuals named Kenny.

In addition to these origins, Kenny can also be a short form or nickname for the name Kenneth, which comes from the Scottish Gaelic name "Cinaed," meaning "born of fire" or "good-looking." In this sense, the name Kenny might denote similar characteristics as mentioned before. Overall, the name Kenny is often associated with attractiveness, charm, and a vibrant personality, reflecting its different etymological sources and cultural backgrounds.

Origin: Celtic

Form of Kenneth. Handsome.


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Overall UK ranking: 719 out of 4789

48 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Kenny

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