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Gender: Male Meaning of Kenelm: "brave helmet, protection" Origin of Kenelm: English

The name Kenelm is a boy's name of English origin meaning "brave helmet, protection". Kenelm and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

From the experts:

One of the least known of the Ken names, though could make an intriguing namesake for an outdated Kenneth.

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Famous People Named Kenelm

Saint Kenelm, 9th-century martyr and king of Mercia
Kenelm Digby, 17th-century courtier and scholar
Kenelm Lee Guinness, Irish racing driver
Kenelm Foss, English actor/director

Pop Culture References for the name Kenelm

Kennelm, Kenhelm


lesliemarion Says:


I don't find Kenneth outdated, but I do love Kenelm and its myriad great nicknames (Elm, Elmer, Elmo).