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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Anglicized form of two Scottish Gaelic names, Cináed (literally born of fire), name of Scottish kings, and the saint's name Cainnech (literally handsome), as in the surname MacKenzie.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Kenneth

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

TranslationsEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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

CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Kenneth, from Scottish Gaelic.

Proper nounEdit

Kenneth

  1. a male given name

QuotationsEdit

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:Kenneth.


DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Kenneth at the end of the 19th century.

Proper nounEdit

Kenneth

  1. A male given name.

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ReferencesEdit

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 16 673 males with the given name Kenneth have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1970s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Kenneth in c. 1900.

Proper nounEdit

Kenneth

  1. A male given name.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, →ISBN
  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 9 392 males with the given name Kenneth living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1980s. Accessed on 19 May, 2011.

SwedishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Kenneth. First recorded as a given name in Sweden in 1898.

Proper nounEdit

Kenneth c (genitive Kenneths)

  1. A male given name borrowed from English.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, →ISBN
  • [3] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, →ISBN: 27 379 males with the given name Kenneth living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1950s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.