Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. KEHN-əlm  [key·IPA]

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.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesCenhelm(Anglo-Saxon)


Entry updated February 28, 2019