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Boy Name: Kenan

Name: Kenan
Pronunciation: \k(e)-nan\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: acquire
Origin: Hebrew
Sounds Like: Kienan, Kennan
Variant forms: Kain, Keenan
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 23712


Kenan \k(e)-nan\ as a boy's name is pronounced KEE-nan. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Kenan is "acquire". Biblical: the great-grandson of Adam; an ancestor of Mary, mother of Jesus.

Kenan has 2 variant forms: Kain and Keenan.

Baby names that sound like Kenan are Kienan and Kennan.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Kenan.


Kenan is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#23712 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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