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Kenneth Name Popularity

How popular is the name Kenneth? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 39 865 0.2457%
1911 39 1,119 0.3005%
1912 33 2,528 0.5013%
1913 33 3,053 0.5385%
1914 30 4,171 0.5985%
1915 28 5,677 0.6248%
1916 27 6,011 0.6223%
1917 27 6,134 0.6131%
1918 27 6,804 0.634%
1919 26 6,790 0.6484%
1920 23 7,836 0.7048%
1921 22 8,960 0.7825%
1922 21 9,260 0.8312%
1923 21 9,728 0.8685%
1924 19 10,352 0.8914%
1925 19 10,146 0.8977%
1926 18 10,339 0.94%
1927 18 10,844 0.9797%
1928 17 11,170 1.044%
1929 18 10,835 1.046%
1930 17 11,697 1.1198%
1931 14 11,566 1.1719%
1932 14 11,741 1.1884%
1933 15 11,399 1.2235%
1934 15 11,797 1.2203%
1935 15 12,063 1.2413%
1936 14 12,485 1.2961%
1937 14 13,213 1.3409%
1938 14 14,395 1.4061%
1939 13 14,710 1.4461%
1940 15 15,134 1.4238%
1941 15 16,133 1.4334%
1942 15 18,205 1.4417%
1943 15 19,109 1.4637%
1944 16 18,092 1.4598%
1945 16 18,093 1.4836%
1946 15 22,035 1.4933%
1947 15 24,578 1.4724%
1948 15 23,548 1.4751%
1949 15 23,585 1.4661%
1950 15 23,823 1.4796%
1951 16 25,842 1.5242%
1952 16 25,917 1.4847%
1953 16 25,503 1.441%
1954 17 26,160 1.4311%
1955 15 26,744 1.454%
1956 16 27,406 1.4511%
1957 14 28,035 1.4569%
1958 14 26,662 1.4107%
1959 15 26,626 1.4014%
1960 16 27,683 1.4611%
1961 16 26,095 1.3822%
1962 18 25,234 1.3745%
1963 18 25,241 1.4062%
1964 18 24,868 1.4128%
1965 21 22,671 1.3863%
1966 21 20,829 1.3341%
1967 22 19,269 1.2697%
1968 23 18,086 1.2045%
1969 23 17,552 1.1393%
1970 25 16,817 1.0567%
1971 26 14,767 0.9827%
1972 27 12,334 0.9056%
1973 28 10,981 0.847%
1974 34 10,147 0.7807%
1975 35 9,639 0.7501%
1976 38 9,134 0.7087%
1977 39 9,456 0.7015%
1978 41 9,022 0.6711%
1979 41 9,245 0.6557%
1980 41 9,614 0.6575%
1981 41 9,477 0.6447%
1982 45 9,356 0.6261%
1983 45 8,969 0.6078%
1984 46 8,789 0.5908%
1985 47 8,998 0.5928%
1986 50 8,451 0.5599%
1987 53 8,356 0.5476%
1988 51 8,564 0.5496%
1989 53 8,556 0.5302%
1990 52 8,258 0.4982%
1991 54 7,576 0.4648%
1992 59 6,731 0.4217%
1993 60 6,275 0.4025%
1994 65 5,678 0.37%
1995 72 5,224 0.3466%
1996 77 4,971 0.332%
1997 83 4,655 0.3147%
1998 87 4,582 0.3061%
1999 89 4,281 0.2859%
2000 94 4,141 0.2711%
2001 96 3,900 0.2588%
2002 104 3,658 0.2441%
2003 111 3,638 0.2391%
2004 120 3,412 0.2239%
2005 122 3,358 0.2196%
2006 129 3,235 0.2066%
2007 135 3,100 0.1965%
2008 138 2,949 0.1908%
2009 151 2,593 0.1735%
2010 160 2,420 0.1679%
2011 170 2,199 0.1543%
2012 175 2,206 0.1548%
2013 187 2,162 0.1519%
2014 190 2,134 0.1465%
2015 198 2,008 0.138%
2016 206 1,900 0.1318%
2017 217 1,733 0.1242%
2018 224 1,642 0.1195%
2019 230 1,594 0.1177%
2020 243 1,423 0.1118%

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Data via SSA.gov.


Names Like Kenneth

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What names are diminutives of Kenneth?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Kenneth sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Kenneth, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ken

Japanese

Kenny

“The teacher” from the Anglo-Saxon cennan, to enlighten.


What names are variants of Kenneth?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Kenneth.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ken

Japanese

Kennet

Fire born; good-looking

Irish

Kennett

Fire born; good-looking

Irish

Kennith

Fire born; good-looking

Irish

Kenny

“The teacher” from the Anglo-Saxon cennan, to enlighten.


What names sound like Kenneth?

If you like how Kenneth sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Kenneth.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Kennedy

Helmet head

Irish

Kennt

Edge

English


What names are similar to Kenneth?

Find a name that’s like Kenneth, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Kenn

Bright water

Welsh


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3 Comments

  1. LOVE the name Kenneth. It means handsome and totally suits my strapping, handsome son. It is a classic, masculine name which isn’t too common and trendy, but not too stodgy and old fashioned either.

  2. Kenneth is a Jr…Daddies first son after 3 girls ?
    I wanted to keep the same initials as the girls!
    Kenneth(Kj) is a very active 2 month old that pulls up stands up laughs aloud smiles all the time very happy and loving at a whopping 10lbs 6 lbs at birth!!

    • My Kenneth weighed 10 lbs 3 oz at birth! It’s a great name for big, strong boys like ours.


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