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PronouncedPron.KIN-ahj Irish

Meaning & History

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.
VariantsKenneth Scottish Cionaodh Irish
DiminutiveKenny Scottish
Feminine FormsKenina, Kenna Scottish
Other Languages & CulturesKennet, Kenneth Danish Kenneth, Ken, Kenith, Kennith, Kenny English Kennet, Kenneth Norwegian Kennet, Kenneth Swedish


fire, kings
Entry updated September 1, 2013