Kenelm Name Meaning & Origin
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Kenelm was originally a name found mostly in Worcestershire, England, where the shrine of St. Kenelm was located.
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From Old English, meaning "brave (or bold) helmet, protection".
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St. Kenelm, 9th century martyred boy king, who was murdered by his sister Quendryda after the death of his father, King Coenwulf of Mercia. St. Kenelm is alluded to in Chaucer's The Nun's Priest's Tale.
Sir Kenelm Digby (11 July 1603 – 11 June 1665), English courtier, author, naval commander, and diplomat. He invented the modern wine bottle.
Kenelm Winslow (1599-1672), early settler of New England.
Kenelm Foster (1910-1986), scholar, theologian, and author.
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In the TV series "Vikings", Kenelm is the Prince of Mercia and brother of Queen Kwenthrith.