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.
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
The name Kenneth was adopted regularly by English speakers from the mid 19th century, and its use has spread beyond people of Scottish roots.
is a Scottish footballer who currently plays in central defence for Dundee United in the Scottish Premier League. Kenneth was part of the Scotland under-19 team who lost in the final of the 2006 European Under-19 Football Championship. Kenneth also played two warm-up games for Scotland's under-20s as preparation for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, featuring again in May and July 2007. Kenneth made his début at under-21 level in the 3-2 defeat to Finland in September 2007, going on to win eight caps over the next twelve months.
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Kenneth Name also appears in following Origin(s): Gaelic, Irish, Celtic, Scottish, Old English
Baby boy name meaning Handsome Or Sprung From Fire. in Gaelic. Kenneth also named in American, Celtic, Irish, Scottish, Danish for boy . We have received lots of suggestion from our website users on baby names. We are thankful for all the contribution on meaning of boy name Kenneth. What does the name Kenneth mean in other origin if you know then please suggest. Further suggestion or detail on what is the meaning of name Kenneth. History of name and famous personality with Kenneth will help to update our database and other website users.
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