Kent - Meaning of Kent

What does Kent mean?

[ 1 syll. ken(t), ke-nt ] The baby boy name Kent is pronounced KahNT †. Kent's origin is Celtic and Old English, and its use, Scandinavian and English. Celtic origin, English use: The first name is from the surname, which was originally given to someone from the English county of Kent; the place name is from the Celtic word kent. The first name was adopted only recently in the mid 20th century.

In addition, Kent is a Scandinavian familiar form of Kenneth (English, Gaelic, and Scottish).

Kent is also a short form of Kenton (English).

Variation transcriptions of Kent include Cant, Kennt, Kentrell, and Kentt.

Variant forms inherit both the origin and meaning of Kent.

See also the related categories, english, word (element), celtic, and scandinavian.

Kent is uncommon as a baby boy name. At the modest height of its usage in 1962, 0.123% of baby boys were given the name Kent. It was #136 in rank then. The baby name has seen a substantial decline in popularity since then, and is of only infrequent use now. In 2018, within the family of boy names directly linked to Kent, Kenneth was the most popular.

Baby names that sound like Kent include Kaned, Kant, Kantou, Kende, Kennt, Kennth, Kentt, Knut, Cande, Cant, Cnut, Quent, Quint, Kamod, Kanid, Kante, Kantoo, Kantu, Kantue, and Kanyd.

† Pronunciation for Kent: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)"



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