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English

Etymology

Anglicized form of two Gaelic names, Cinaed "born of fire", name of Scottish kings, and the saint's name Cainnech "handsome" , as in the surname MacKenzie. [1]

Proper noun

Singular
Kenneth

Plural
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Kenneth

  1. A male given name, originally used in Scotland, popular in all English-speaking countries in the 20th century.

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Quotations

  • 1825 Sir Walter Scott: The Talisman. Chapter III:
    Know, however, that among the soldiers of the Cross I am called Kenneth - Kenneth of the Couching Leopard; at home I have other titles, but they would sound harsh in an Eastern ear.
  • 1998 Barbara Vine ( Ruth Rendell ): The Chimney Sweeper's Boy. ISBN 0670879274 page 166:
    "The other one , his name was Kenneth, was born in February nineteen twenty-one."
    "All these Kens," she said.
    "As you say. It must have been the sexy name. These days Kens are all Chinese cooks. - - -

References

  • Notes:
  1. ^ Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: A Concise Dictionary of First Names. Oxford University Press 2001.

Danish

Proper noun

Kenneth

  1. A male given name borrowed from English.

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Norwegian

Proper noun

Kenneth

  1. A male given name borrowed from English.

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Swedish

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Proper noun

Kenneth

  1. A male given name borrowed from English.

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