Kent is a boy's name of Celtic origin with pride of place on England's South East coast. Derived from the Celtic word cant, meaning "bordering of a circle," Kent typically translates as "edge." Since its early utterances by the ancient Celtic tribe who first claimed its coastal location, the name has endured, gracing the tongues of many civilizations. From the Latin cantium, first described by Julius Ceasar in 51 BC, to its adoption as a surname in the 12th century, Kent has lingered on the periphery of many minds over the centuries. Today Kent remains a place of great beauty, whose borders contain traces of incredible eras gone by.
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