Kent Name Meaning & Origin

Kent

Pronunciation: KEHNT (key)

Origin of the name Kent:

Transferred use of the surname arising from the name of the county of Kent. The name, of uncertain derivation, is perhaps from the Welsh cant (rim, edge, border), or from the Old Welsh cant (white, bright).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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My husband's name is Kent and he always gets mistakenly called Ken.. He really has to enunciate the final T.

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Kenny, Ken, Kenton

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Kent Desormeaux, American jockey.
Kent Hrbek, American Major League Baseball player.
Kent Huskins, Canadian National Hockey League defenceman.
Kent Mercker, American Major League Baseball pitcher.

Kent in song, story & screen: | Edit

Kent Brockman, fictional character in the animated television series "The Simpsons."
Kent, fictional character in the movie "Real Genius."
Clark Kent, Superman's alter ego
Kent Nelson, secret identity of Doctor Fate in DC comics

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