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Subject: Re: Need to settle a dispute
Author: Miranda   (Authenticated as Randee15)
Date: December 27, 2003 at 5:55:30 PM
Reply to: Need to settle a dispute by Haven
You're absolutely right. I've never heard that Kenneth is French, or that its meaning has anything to do with "gentleman".

Kenneth was a royal name is Scotland, used by three kings. Other kings and queens of Scotland bore English names (Mary, Margaret, David, James), but none of them had French names.

KENNETH m Scottish, English
Pronounced: KEN-eth
Anglicized form of both COINNEACH and CINÁED. This name was borne by the Scottish king Kenneth (Cináed) mac Alpin, who united the Scots and Picts in the 9th century. Another famous bearer was Kenneth Grahame, the Scottish novelist who wrote 'The Wind in the Willows'.

COINNEACH m Scottish
Possibly means "handsome" from Gaelic. It is often Anglicized as Kenneth.

CINÁED m Scottish
Means "born of fire" in Gaelic. This was the name of the first king of the Scots and Picts (9th century). It is often Anglicized as Kenneth.


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