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Kent Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Kent is of Welsh origin.

The meaning of Kent is "light, bright".  

It is also of Scandinavian origin, where its meaning is "both comely, finely made and born of fire".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1222 in baby name popularity for boys with 148 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Kent Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Kent has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Kent to other names.


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Kent is a diminutive (nickname) of Kennet.

Other Tidbits

Kent falls into the name categories college or university, place.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Kent in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

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Just for fun, see the name Kent in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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