Given Name CINÁED

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Scottish, Irish
PRONOUNCED: KIN-ahj (Irish)  [details]

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.


fire, kings
VARIANTS: Kenneth (Scottish), Cionaodh (Irish)
DIMINUTIVE: Kenny (Scottish)
FEMININE FORMS: Kenina, Kenna (Scottish)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Kennet, Kenneth (Danish), Kenneth, Ken, Kenith, Kennith, Kenny (English), Kennet, Kenneth (Norwegian), Kennet, Kenneth (Swedish)
Entry updated September 1, 2013