The meaning, origin, popularity, similar names, and other details about the unisex name Ken

Meanings & Origins of Ken

What does Ken mean? What is the origin?

Origin Celtic
Meaning Ruler of the valley
Origin English
Meaning Royal obligation
Origin Gaelic
Meaning Helmeted chief
Origin Japanese
Meaning Ken \ken\ as a boy's name is pronounced ken. It is of English origin. Short form of names beginning with Ken- such as Kenneth. Ken (Japanese) means "strong, physically healthy". The doll Barbie's boyfriend is named Ken. Baseball player Ken Griffey, Jr.; singers Kenny Rogers, Kenny Loggins; saxophone player Kenny G; writer Ken Kesey.

Ken has 4 variant forms: Kennan, Kenney, Kennie and Kenny.

For more information, see also the related name Kendrick.

Baby names that sound like Ken are Kean, Keen, Kenn and Keon.

Origin Scottish
Meaning Born of fire

More Details About Ken

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Popularity of Ken There were 0 US births last year.
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