Canice, Coinneach: Pronounced Caniss or Ko+in+ock
Americanized: Kenny or Kenneth
In Gaelic, Coinneach means “attractive person” but it is also the name of a 6th-century saint
who was one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland
. Having helped spread Christianity throughout Scotland and Ireland, he ended up in one of the last areas of Ireland to be converted. The name of that county where the saint conquered was called Kilkenny, or Cill Chainnigh in Irish — the Church of Coinneach, in his honor.