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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kensington

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From Old English personal name Cynesige + -ing- + -ton (“Estate associated with Cynesige”)

  1. An affluent area of west London; South Kensington contains several major museums
  2. A city in Kansas
  3. A town in Maryland
  4. A city in Minnesota
  5. A town in New Hampshire
  6. A village in Long Island, New York
  7. An unincorporated community in Ohio
  8. A town in Prince Edward Island

Notable Persons With the Last Name Kensington

Vanessa Kensington is a fictional character.



The Lord Allen of Kensington is a businessperson and businessman. He holds the title CEO of Granada Group, Non-exec. director of Tesco plc, Exec. chairman of Granada Media plc, CEO of ITV plc, Chairman of Global Radio, Exec. chairman of EMI, Chairman of Executive Board of the Labour Party, Chairman of British Red Cross, Chairman of ISS A/. His ongoing career started in 1991. The was born in 1957 in Lanarkshire.


The was born on May 11th, 1835. He left this life on October 7th, 1896.


Jordan was born in Wandsworth.


William was born in 1712. He breathed his last breath on December 13th, 1801.


How popular is the baby name Kensington in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1997 7 7 0
1998 17 17 0
1999 21 21 0
2000 25 25 0
2001 25 25 0
2002 24 24 0
2003 32 32 0
2004 26 26 0
2005 42 42 0
2006 52 47 5
2007 53 53 0
2008 59 53 6
2009 79 72 7
2010 122 114 8
2011 124 116 8
2012 158 151 7
2013 235 224 11
2014 235 229 6
2015 292 278 14
2016 276 264 12
2017 249 241 8

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Fun Facts about the name Kensington

  • How Popular is the name Kensington? Kensington is the 6,481st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Kensington have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,153 babies born with the first name Kensington in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kensington to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kensington? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1997 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Kensington first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kensington is Sunday, May 7th, 1944.
  • What year had the most people named Kensington born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kensington was in 2015 with a total of 278 babies.
  • Random Kensington Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kensington is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 7 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Kensington: Your name in reverse order is Notgnisnek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Itnkoengns. How do you pronounce that?

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