Is it pronounced the way it looks? Many Irish names aren't and I wondered. Can't find the info anywhere on the net. Thanks.|||Yes
It's Ken and nis
nice name good luck|||Rhymes with Dennis. Nice name!|||Not quite sure but it looks like probabley Dennis, but with a K. Its a beautiful name.|||I looked it up, it should sound like Ken iss, the 2nd n is silent.|||Kennis is a beautiful name, literally, the meaning of it is "beautiful."
It is pronounced exactly how it looks. The link has a pronunciation guide that will help you see the Irish names that are pronounced differently in Irish than we would read in English.
I hope it helps!|||Technically, the Irish names that aren't pronounced "how they look" to anyone not familiar with Irish Gaelic are just that -- traditional Gaelic forms. Kennis, on the other hand, just appears to be an Anglicization of Canice, a variation of Coinneach meaning "handsome/attractive; pleasant." Actually, the same root as the Anglicization Kenneth. ;)
And yes, Canice is basically said KEN-iss (or technically, KAN-iss, for the original form), so KEN-iss would seem correct here. Most Anglicized spellings exist to make the pronunciation clearer -- Angus rather than Aonghus, for example -- so you usually needn't worry about mispronouncing them. ;) You can hear Canice/Kennis said here, by the way: http://www.babynamesofireland.com/pages/鈥?/a>
Hope that helps!|||KEN-iss