Kent

Kent - A very unique male name



  Jun 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Kent, meaning edge, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1913 on position #1179. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Kent and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Kent? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Kent. The baby boy name Kent was given to 62 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1472 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 26,469 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Kent peaked in popularity 57 years ago in 1962 on position 136.



Famous with this name

Kent Cheng
Darren Kent
Kent McCord


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Kent is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Kent is currently topping the baby name charts in Utah at position #677 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,704.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Kent is where you live.


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Kent origin and meaning

Kent is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means edge. To see famous people named Kent, pop culture references for the name Kent and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Kent

We've found the following names that sound similar to Kent, sorted by popularity.

Kenneth / Kennith / Kennedy / Kenyatta / Keonte / Keontae / Kennth / Kunta / Kenta / Kinte /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121472
20111446
20101397
20091470
20081311
20071220
20061245
20051150
20041032
2003928
2002968
2001965
2000786
1999818
1998743
1997679
1996676
1995749
1994615
1993577
1992535
1991545
1990484
1989445
1988424
1987410
1986396
1985345
1984337
1983334
1982336
1981352
1980359
1979363
1978345
1977359
1976338
1975341
1974312
1973263
1972254
1971233
1970215
1969203
1968194
1967181
1966172
1965161
1964146
1963140
1962136
1961147
1960147
1959141
1958144
1957149
1956149
1955155
1954167
1953166
1952164
1951181
1950180
1949194
1948196
1947188
1946195
1945206
1944202
1943200
1942212
1941203
1940213
1939241
1938266
1937274
1936254
1935296
1934361
1933381
1932425
1931456
1930481
1929557
1928583
1927612
1926616
1925658
19241071
1923735
1922793
19211104
1920914
19191319
19181748
19171070
1916820
19131179

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Utah677
Louisiana809
California1041
Michigan1105
Illinois1448
Florida1512
Texas1516
New York1704

Even more about Kent


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Kent a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Kent?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1962
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Kent
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 26,469
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1913
2012 births +62

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