Kent

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English Cent, from Latin Cantium, from Brythonic *Cantio (compare Old Irish céite 'gathering, folkmoot, hillock').

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Kent

  1. A maritime county in the southeast of England bordered by East Sussex, Surrey, Greater London, the North Sea and the English Channel.
  2. A town in Connecticut
  3. A CDP in Iowa
  4. A city in Minnesota
  5. A town in New York
  6. A city in Ohio
  7. A city in Washington, USA
  8. A surname derived from the place name.
  9. A male given name transferred from the surname; of mostly American usage, but never popular.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]


Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Kent

  1. A male given name borrowed from English, interpreted as a short form of Kenneth.

Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Kent

  1. A male given name borrowed from English and interpreted as a short form of Kenneth.

Swedish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Kent at the same time as Kenneth. Generally interpreted as a short form of Kenneth in Scandinavia. First recorded as a Swedish given name in 1923.

Proper noun[edit]

Kent

  1. A male given name.

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [1] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 31 771 males with the given name Kent living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1950s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.