- a male given name: from an Irish word meaning “handsome.”
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Examples from the Web for kenneth
North Korea, acting in unprecedented fashion, released two American citizens, Kenneth Bae, and Matthew Todd Miller just hours ago.Why North Korea Released Two Americans
Gordon G. Chang
November 9, 2014
One thing, for sure, was picking up two American citizens, Matthew Todd Miller and Kenneth Bae, whom Pyongyang has been holding.To Free American Prisoners, America’s Top Spy Goes to North Korea
November 8, 2014
Kenneth Yormark, forensic accountant based in New York, says its whereabouts is still a mystery.Adolf Hitler: Secret Billionaire
June 27, 2014
According to the critic Kenneth Tynan, Guinness was “a master, but the master of anonymity”.The Concealed Genius of Alec Guinness
June 12, 2014
Kenneth Branagh portrayed Henry V in the 1989 film adaptation, which he directed as well.Shakespeare’s Movie Magic
Marina Watts, Malcolm Jones
April 24, 2014
His sardonic comment brought a sudden chill to Kenneth Torrance.Under Arctic Ice
Kenneth stopped short, bringing his narrative abruptly to a close.
The only chair that dismal room contained was occupied by Kenneth.
Kenneth swung round and faced him, hope brightening his eyes.
Gregory was speaking, his hands resting upon Kenneth's shoulder.
Word Origin and History for kenneth
masc. proper name, Scottish, from Gaelic Caioneach, literally "handsome, comely."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper