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Kent Meaning


What does Kent mean?

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".

Kent is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 4 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Kent.

The Given Name Kent

Kent is a diminutive of Kennet. See Kennet for further details.

Kent is good for parents who want a name that is daring and mesmerizing.

This great little boy name has a natural brilliance.

An enchanting name that will delight parents.

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

Some famous bearers of this name include: Kent Riley.

Kent Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 1,204 in baby name popularity for boys with 155 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 1,295 in baby name popularity for boys with 140 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.

Kent Related Names

Kent is a diminutive of Kennet.

Famous Kents

  • Kent Riley ~ Actor

Kent Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Kent.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Kent Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Kent.

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

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Kent in Nautical Flags page.