Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. KU-nyəkh  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Scottish Gaelic form of the Old Irish name Cainnech, derived from caín meaning "handsome, beautiful, good". It is often Anglicized as Kenneth. It is also used as a modern Scottish Gaelic form of the unrelated name Cináed.

Related Names

Feminine FormsKenina, Kenna
Other Languages & CulturesKennet, Kenneth(Danish) Kenneth, Ken, Kenith, Kennith, Kenny(English) Cainneach(Irish) Kennet, Kenneth(Norwegian) Cainnech(Old Irish) Kennet, Kenneth(Swedish)
Surname DescendantsMacKenzie, McKenzie(Scottish) MacCoinnich(Scottish Gaelic)


Entry updated June 9, 2023