OE. Cent, from L. Cantia, from Brythonic. Celtic *Cantus probably meaning âborder region, coastal regionâ.
- A maritime county in the southeast of England bordered by Sussex, Surrey, London, the North Sea and the English Channel.
slang A one pence piece. Named after the cheapest property in Monopoly (TM).
- A surname derived from the place name.
given name|male transferred from the surname; of mostly American usage, but never popular.
trans-top|the English maritime county
Old English: Cent f
given name|male||da: borrowed from English, interpreted as a short form of Kenneth.
given name|male||no: borrowed from English and interpreted as a short form of Kenneth.
Borrowed from English in early 20th century , at the same time as Kenneth. Generally taken for a short form of Kenneth in Scandinavia.
given name|male||sv: popular in the 1950s and 1960s.