Kenyon comes from an English surname of uncertain etymology. It derives from an English place name, perhaps from Old English cruc meaning “mound” combined with personal name Einion, the Welsh form of Latin Ennianus. Einion is also a modern Welsh word meaning “anvil”. It could also be used as an anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coinín meaning “son of Coinín”, Coinín being a diminutive of cú meaning “dog, hound; wolf”; coinín is also an Irish word meaning “rabbit”.
- Kinyon (English)