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In 2018, 50 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Kenneth who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 31st most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/15/2018
Kenneth is the full name of Kenny McCormick from South Park.
Princess_Shireen  9/1/2018
Ken Shamrock full name Kenneth Wayne Shamrock a WWF wrestler in the late 90s and one of the greatest UFC fighters of all time.
Clark_Herm  2/5/2018
Kenneth Weishuhn was an American teenager who is known for his suicide as a result of bullying for being a gay youth. Kenneth James "Rodney" Weishuhn Jr. Attended South O'Brien High School as a freshman in Paullina, Iowa, along with his sister Kayla, a sophomore. Weishuhn, then 14 years old, was bullied in person, death threats were sent to his mobile phone, and he was the subject of a Facebook hate group. He was targeted for being gay, having come out one month before his suicide. The bullying was characterized as "aggressive", "merciless" and "overwhelming". In response to the bullying, Weishuhn took his own life in April 2012. He hanged himself in the family's garage and was discovered in the early morning hours on April 15, 2012 by stepfather Kenny Chambers.
cutenose  6/1/2017
Kenneth Erskine is a British serial killer who became known as the Stockwell Strangler. Erskine was born in Hammersmith in July 1963 to a British mother and Antiguan father. Erskine has three brothers. He was abandoned by both parents during childhood and attended various special schools. His parents divorced when he was 12. He became homeless.
cutenose  3/1/2017
I think I love this name. It's an unusual name for a Spanish speaking country so it makes it sound great as it is foreign and you can have fun at people saying it wrong!
― Anonymous User  11/8/2016
My father bears the name, and I like it because of him. Though I probably would never name a child this, I can see the appeal to it. I think it's something a child can grow into a man with and has a few cute nicknames to choose from as well.
TrinHarris  11/1/2016
I despise this name. Sure it sounds nice, but I've met at least four different Kens in my life and EVERY SINGLE ONE has been a rude, snobbish, arrogant jerk.
SarahXMarcel  5/5/2016
I think 'Kenneth' would make a great name for a boy. It can also make a great middle name. I love the name 'John Kenneth' and would consider it if I ever had a son. Very masculine, mature, handsome name!
Ashleigh Gurlcat 123  2/20/2015
I can't say I like this name, but I think the nicknames Ken and Kenny are okay. I think it's the ending sound of Kenneth (-ith) that I don't like.
hkols  11/4/2014
A little common, but handsome nonetheless.
BuyBeerOrPayTheRent  8/22/2014
This is a great name for a boy. Very classy and handsome sounding. "Ken" is a nice nickname also.
― Anonymous User  4/14/2014
Name of the Day: June 21, 2013.
― Anonymous User  6/21/2013
Lieutenant Kenneth "Ken" Leeds is a character on the Canadian sci-fi show "Primeval: New World". He is portrayed by Geoff Gustafson.
Fray  3/19/2013
Kenneth (Kenny) Wormald played Ren McCormack in the latest Footloose movie.
felltheblackwolf  11/18/2012
Kenneth Elton Kesey (1935), author of 'One flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'.
― Anonymous User  5/2/2012
Kenneth McKenzie Clark (1903-1983) was a British art historian, administrator, patron and collector.
― Anonymous User  12/13/2011
Kenneth Armitage (1916-2002) was a British sculptor.
― Anonymous User  8/27/2011
It's a good, strong masculine name, but I'm not too crazy about the potential nicknames "Ken" and "Kenny".
Black_X  8/19/2011
Name of the Day: June 21st, 2011.
AndrewJKD  6/23/2011
Interestingly enough, just like peta, I associate this name with strength and courage. This probably has to do with its bearer Kenneth Anderson (1910–1974), an Indian writer of real-life adventure stories and a hunter with a love and great knowledge of wildlife. He killed many man-eating tigers and leopards to eliminate the threat they posed to villages and jungle dwelling tribes.
that one  10/15/2010
I personally love this name as it happens to be my brother's. It gives me the impression that the bearer is strong and courageous, and I love the meaning "handsome!"
peta  12/23/2009
Kenneth is the only name in the world that is defined as a Pictish name.
Kazuya  8/25/2008
Come on, this name isn't that bad. It's not one of my favorites, but it is a rather handsome name. I'd rather see a little Kenneth than another little Justin, Joshua, or something like Cody or Aidan. And you can't say it's not a classic, being that it is so old. At least it's not creative or trendy.
queenv  4/18/2008
Kenneth Robert McCuaghey is one of the McCaughey septuplets. His parents aren't famous, but he's pretty close to being.
Patricia Underwood  3/23/2008
Kenna is a feminine form of Kenneth. So are Kendra, Kendall, McKenzie, Kenzie and Kennette. By the way, the English verb, ken, means "to know", and has been used in archaic poetic English to mean, "to love", as in the Bibilical, "and Adam knew Eve". Kent is an alternative name for a boy if your looking for a related male namesake.
leananshae  11/27/2007
I have to say that I agree with the last comment. In my honest opninion, I think that Kenneth is probably one of the worst names around. When I picture a guy named Kenneth, all I can think about is this stuck-up, annoying and arrogant jerk with no sense of humor and a very low IQ.
― Anonymous User  11/26/2007
I hate this name. It isn't original, it isn't classic.
― Anonymous User  11/25/2007
What's the Frequency, Kenneth?" is a song by the rock group R.E.M. from their 1994 album Monster. In October 1986 two men assaulted Dan Rather on Park Avenue NYC. One of them kept shouting "Kenneth, what's the frequency?" William Tager, the vocal assailant, later insisted that he was sent from the future in a parallel universe. He said that everyone from that universe has a double in this one in the past, and that he mistook Rather for his double, Vice President Kenneth Burroughs. He said that Kenneth knew the secret TV/radio wave frequency that was being used to block Tager from returning home. Nutty, huh? The song is awesome, though.
VictoriaCalledTori  6/12/2007
This name is very common for grown-ups, but not so common for young kids. Maybe this should be used for little kids for a change!
CharlieRob  5/6/2007
Kenneth McCormick is the full name of the South Park character "Kenny" (who is famous for his orange parka and always dieing).
― Anonymous User  5/2/2007
It's just such a typical name. No originality.
peerlesser  2/15/2007
Hate this name for some odd reason! It just reminds me too much of the Ken doll, and I never really like Ken anyway.
― Anonymous User  2/3/2007
Kenneth - a great name! These people would agree: Kenny Loggins (Rock artist), Kenny Rogers (Vocalist), Kenny Chesney (Country artist), Kenny G (Jazz Sax player), Kenneth Copeland (Christian evangelist), Ken Lay (Enron founder), Kenn Duncan (NYC Photographer), Kenneth Graeme (Author), Kenneth Hagin (Christian evangelist), and Kenny (South Park cartoon character).
Kenn  9/9/2006
Although the name Kenneth is nice, if you plan to name you son this there's a good chance his girlfriends will be nicknamed "Barbie". I have a friend who dated a Kenneth.
indigopearl  8/2/2006
Kenneth Cole is a designer. I just got sunglasses with Kenneth Cole written on the sides, which I like because my dad's name is Kenneth.
susi  7/18/2006
Kenneth is a great name to grow up with, Kenny to Ken or Kenneth. I hope to name a son after my father, because there aren't enough Kennys anymore. I worked at a daycare recently and no Kennys.
susi  7/18/2006
I think this is a nice name for a boy. I am very fond of all the older male and female names. Great name!
Cassidy  2/20/2006
Kenneth is also Celtic for Handsome.
spaztaz63  2/14/2006
Actor Kenneth Branagh is a famous bearer.
Elphi  12/21/2005
I know a lot of people with this name. It's a nice name to have! I love this name. It is the best in this world!
― Anonymous User  8/12/2005
In my catechism classes I was taught that Kenneth is the Scottish form of the name Canice (pronounced kenees) who was a Christian missionary to both Scotland and Ireland and was believed to have founded the cathedral at Kilkenny.
pkenny  7/25/2005

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