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Kenneth Name Meaning and Origin

Kenneth Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Handsome, leader, royal, fire

Name Origin


The name Kenneth means 'handsome' or 'fire' in Gaelic. It is of Scottish origin and has royal connotations, often associated with leaders and rulers.

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Kenneth Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Kenneth is easy to pronounce with a clear emphasis on the first syllable, making it flow smoothly.

Name Melody Rating:

The name Kenneth has a balanced rhythm with two syllables that complement each other well.

Famous People Named Kenneth

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● Kenneth Branagh

Kenneth Branagh is a British actor, director, producer, and screenwriter known for his film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays, such as 'Henry V' and 'Hamlet'. He has received multiple awards and nominations for his work in the entertainment industry.

● Kenneth Cole

Kenneth Cole is an American fashion designer and activist who founded the eponymous fashion house, Kenneth Cole Productions. He is also known for his philanthropic work and social activism.

● Kenneth Faried

Kenneth Faried, also known as 'The Manimal', is an American professional basketball player who has played for various NBA teams. He is known for his high-energy playing style and rebounding abilities on the court.

Kenneth Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Kenneth

The name Kenneth does not have strong negative connotations or associations with negative characters in popular culture. It is a classic and timeless name that is widely accepted and respected.

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