Given Name KENELM

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: KEN-əlm   [details]

Meaning & History

From the Old English name Cenhelm, which was composed of the elements cene "bold, keen" and helm "helmet". Saint Kenelm was a 9th-century martyr from Mercia, where he was a member of the royal family. The name was occasionally used during the Middle Ages, but has since become rare.

Categories

actors, brave, defence, martyrs, medieval, rare English names, royalty, saints
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Cenhelm (Anglo-Saxon)