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The name Kenton is of English origin.

The meaning of Kenton is "royal town, settlement by the river Kenn".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1049 in baby name popularity for boys with 188 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

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


From the Old English, Kenton is a transferred use of the surname which was used by people who lived in various places by that name. The name is derived from a number of possible different elements. Possibly cyne meaning "royal" and tun meaning "settlement or enclosure", or the British river name Kenn and the element tun meaning "settlement or enclosure" or a few other possibilities.


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English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.