Type Political Subdivision & River
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. KENT  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Possibly from a Brythonic element meaning "border, edge, coast". This is the name of a historic kingdom and modern county in southeastern England, called Cent in Old English, Cantium in Latin. It is also the name of a river in Cumbria, northwestern England.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesCantium(Ancient Roman) Cent(Anglo-Saxon)
Given Name DescendantsKendal, Kendall(English)
Surname DescendantsKendal, Kendall(English)


Entry added February 28, 2019