Of Scottish origin, Kenneth is the Anglicized form of the Gaelic Cinaed and Cionaed (born of fire), and Coinneach and Caoineach (comely, handsome).
There were three rulers of Scotland named Kenneth, the first of whom - anglicised as Kenneth MacAlpin is considered to be the first King of Scots.
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It is an anglicized (Scots) form of either the Pictish name Ciniod or the Goidelic name Cináed, often thought to mean fire-head or born of fire (see Áed), but ultimately derives from a shared prototype with Kennedy; Cunedagius, originally Cornish (the
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The name Kenneth was adopted regularly by English speakers from the mid 19th century, and its use has spread beyond people of Scottish roots.
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is a former college and professional American football player. He played college football at Southern Mississippi University, where he was a linebacker. He played professionally in the American Football League for the Cincinnati Bengals in 1969, as well as in the NFL for the New York Giants and Kansas City Chiefs.
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Meaning of Kenneth in Gaelic origin/culture for Boy name with history and fame details.