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Gender: Male Meaning of Kent: "edge" Origin of Kent: English surname and place-name

The name Kent is a boy's name of English, Scandinavian origin meaning "edge". Kent and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quintuplets (boys)".

From the experts:

Kent is a no-nonsense, brief, brisk one-syllable name, almost as curt as Kurt.

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Famous People Named Kent

Kent Brantly, American physician and humanitarian
Kent Boyd, American dancer
Kent Alan Hrbek, American baseball player
Kenneth Lamont "Kent" Bazemore Jr., American basketball player
(Frank) Kent Smith, American actor
(James) Kent Hull, American NFL football player
(Daryl) Kent Jones, American rapper
(Gaylord) Kent Conrad, U.S. Senator from North Dakota
Kent Jason Desormeaux, American jockey
Kent Gemmell Douglas, Canadian ice hockey player
Jason Kent Bateman, American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Kent

Kent Brockman (born Kenny Brockelstein), news anchor on TV's "The Simpsons"
Kent McFuller, character in "Before I Fall"
Kent Nelson, also known as Doctor Fate, character in DC Universe
Clark Kent, also known as Superman, character in DC Universe
Kent, Swedish rock band
Kent, England
Kent "Parse" Parson, character in webcomic "Check, Please!"
Kent Capp, character in "Sims" series
Grayson Kent, character in "Drop Dead Diva"

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Daiseymae Says:


This is a family name.

roseofjune Says:


One vowel away from a rude insult.

cabosanmucus Says:


Call me crazy! But in my mind this is unisex a la Kendall.