Kenneth

[ken-ith]
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noun

a male given name: from an Irish word meaning “handsome.”

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Contemporary Examples of kenneth

Historical Examples of kenneth

  • His sardonic comment brought a sudden chill to Kenneth Torrance.

    Under Arctic Ice

    H.G. Winter

  • Then he rose, and with a last look of warning to Kenneth, he went to open.

    The Tavern Knight

    Rafael Sabatini

  • And he made shift to mount the steps when again Kenneth detained him.

    The Tavern Knight

    Rafael Sabatini

  • The only chair that dismal room contained was occupied by Kenneth.

    The Tavern Knight

    Rafael Sabatini

  • Of this Kenneth had now a proof that set him quaking with impatient fear.

    The Tavern Knight

    Rafael Sabatini


Word Origin and History for kenneth

Kenneth

masc. proper name, Scottish, from Gaelic Caioneach, literally "handsome, comely."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper