Meaning and Origin of: Kenyon

Girl name origins & meanings

  • English : Blond; white-haired

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Gaelic : Blond-haired

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • English (Lancashire) : habitational name from a place near Warrington, which is of uncertain etymology. There was formerly an ancient burial mound there and Ekwall has speculated that the name is a shortened form of a British name composed of the elementscrūc ‘mound’ + a personal name cognate with WelshEinion (see Eynon).
  • Irish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coinín ‘son of Coinín’, a byname based on a diminutive of cano ‘wolf’, also Anglicized asCunneen. The similarity to coinín ‘rabbit’, a later borrowing, has also caused it to be ‘translated’ as rabbit.