Meaning and Origin of: Kant

Boy name origins & meanings

  • German : Philosopher

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : topographic name for a person living on the edge of a settlement or in a corner, from Middle Low German kant(e)‘edge’, ‘corner’.
  • German : habitational name from any of various places called Kant in Prussia, or from Kanth, near Wrocław (Breslau) in Silesia.
  • Indian (northern states) : Hindu name from Sanskrit kānta ‘beloved’. This occurs frequently as the final element of compound given names such as Lakshmikant‘beloved of Lakshmi’ (an epithet of the god Vishnu) andRajanikant ‘beloved of the night’ (an epithet of the moon).