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Gender: Male Meaning of Kenton: "the royal settlement" Origin of Kenton: English

The name Kenton is a boy's name of English origin meaning "the royal settlement". Kenton and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Ruler or Royal and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rotating Sibling Sets".

From the experts:

Although Kenton has the trendy K beginning and on ending, and a jazz reference to Stan Kenton, it still manages to sound stiff and old-fashioned.

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Pop Culture References for the name Kenton

Kentan, Kenton, Kentin

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paulapuddephatt Says:


I love this name. I think it's a great alternative to Kenneth, to still get the nicknames Ken and Kenny.

Momma67 Says:


I think Kenton seems like a more modern name - I wouldn't have guessed it was old fashioned at all. I love it!!! Great name option for a little boy!

nilaexplosion Says:


I don't think it's old fashioned at all. I feel like with Kingston's popularity Kenton is a great name option!