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Gender: Male Meaning of Kenyon: "white haired or blond" Origin of Kenyon: English

The name Kenyon is a boy's name of English origin meaning "white haired or blond". Kenyon and is often added to lists like Surname Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

From the experts:

Kenyon is a very engaging British surname name, the middle y giving it a kind of southwestern canyonesque undertone.

Though Kenyon appears in English records as far back as the fourteenth century and arrived in America in the seventeenth, it sounds cooler these days than the more traditional Kenneth.

Kenyon has literary ties to the prestigious journal The Kenyon Review, originating from Ohio's Kenyon College, and sports enthusiasts will recognize it as the name of basketball star Kenyon Martin (nicknamed K-Mart), the first pick of the 2000 NBA draft, who plays for the LA Clippers.

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Famous People Named Kenyon

Kenyon Octavia Coleman, American football player
Kenyon Lee Martin, American Professional Basketball Player
Kenyon Cox, American painter
Kenyon Edward Wright, Scottish Episcopal priest and politician
Kenyon Hopkins, American composer
(Maurice) Kenyon Taylor, British electrical engineer and inventor
Kenyon Jesse McMahon, son of Shane McMahon of the WWE wrestling family
Pieter Kenyon van der Byl, South African and Rhodesian statesman
Sherrilyn Kenyon author of the Dark Hunters, Chronicles of Nick, The League, Lords of Avalon, Deadman's Cross, Hell-Hunters, Dream-Hunter, and Were-Hunter book series


Pop Culture References for the name Kenyon

Kenyon College, school in Gambier, Ohio, USA