Meaning:fire born; good-looking
The Scottish people knew the name Kenneth because it was the name of their first king. But for everyone else, Sir Walter Scott introduced the name in his 1825 book, “The Talisman,” where the novel’s hero was Sir Kenneth of the Couchant Leopard, Prince Royal of Scotland. Fast-forward to the first half of the 20th century, where Kenneth stayed in the top 20 for decades. In 1959, Barbie got a forever boyfriend named Ken, who was just as pretty and clean-cut as she was. It’s fitting, then, that one of the meanings of Kenneth is “good-looking”! The other, “fire born,” is equally alluring.

Famous People Named Kenneth

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  • Kenneth Branagh
  • Kenneth Faried
    Basketball Player
  • Kenneth Harris
  • Kenneth Patchen
    Novelist, Poet
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