US Popularity:3529
Other Origin(s):British, Irish, Latin
Meaning:Fair, handsome; Born of fire; Coastal district; Rim, corner, edge
Kent is a boy's name of Celtic, Irish, and Old English origin with pride of place on England's South East coast. Kent follows a trail through British Celtic, Latin, and Greek roots to Kantion, meaning “coastal district,” from an element meaning “rim,” “corner,” or “edge.” Since its early utterances by the ancient Celtic tribe who first claimed its coastal location in England, the name has endured, gracing the tongues of many civilizations. From the Latin cantus to its adoption as a surname, Kent has lingered on the periphery of many minds over the centuries. Kent is also thought to be an Anglicization of the Irish name Cináed, meaning “born of fire,” and Coinneach, meaning “handsome” or “fair.” Today Kent remains a place of great beauty, whose borders contain traces of incredible eras gone by.

Kent Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Kent is currently #1737 on The Bump
Boy:Kent is currently #962 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Kent is currently #3529 in U.S. births
Boy:Kent is currently #1670 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 129
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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