Ken: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Ken

Ken

Pronunciation: KEHN (key)

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Comments and insights on the name Ken: | Edit

Ken is a very well-known and well-used name for a baby boy. Pronounced Ken.

Personal experiences with the name Ken: | Edit

A good friend of mine's husband's name is Ken (real name Kenneth). From my encounters with him, he seems to be a pretty good guy and father. He is very nice. =) I've only known one other guy named Ken before, back when I was in the sixth grade, but I never talked to him. So really to me, he's the only Ken I've ever known.

Nicknames for Ken: | Edit

Ken typically IS a nickname, and SOMETIMES a first name alone.

Meanings and history of the name Ken: | Edit

Meanings of the name "Ken".

Welsh:
Water.

American:
Clear water.

English:
Royal obligation.

Scottish:
Handsome.

Famous real-life people named Ken: | Edit

I was too bored to find any whose names are actually "Ken", and not "Kenneth". :)

Ken in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Ken Carson" -- A Mattel toy doll product introduced in 1961 as the boyfriend of "Barbie" the doll.

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