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Meaning and Origin of: Kenny

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Celtic : Ruler of the valley
  • Celtic : Ruler of the valley
  • Gaelic : Helmeted chief
  • English : Royal obligation
  • Irish : Handsome
  • Scottish : Good-looking, fair
  • English : Dignified
  • Gaelic : Blond-haired

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Irish and Scottish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coinnigh ‘descendant of Coinneach’, an Old Irish personal name equivalent to Scottish Kenneth. This was borne by a 6th-century monk and saint who gave his name to the town of Kilkenny ‘church of Coinneach’.
  • Irish : possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cionaodha ‘descendant of Cionaodh’, a personal name of unexplained etymology.

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