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Boy Name: Kent

Name: Kent
Pronunciation: \k(e)-nt\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: edge
Origin: English
Sounds Like: Kennet, Quent
Variant forms: Kennt, Kentrell, Kentt
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 293
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 676


Kent \k(e)-nt\ as a boy's name is pronounced kent. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Kent is "edge". Also a place name for a county in England. Football player Kent Graham; artist Rockwell Kent.

Kent has 3 variant forms: Kennt, Kentrell and Kentt.

Baby names that sound like Kent are Kennet and Quent.

View a list of the 6 names that reference Kent.


Kent is a very popular first name for men (#293 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#676 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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