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Kennedy (girl)

What does Kennedy mean?

Kennedy Pronunciation of Kennedy [kennedy] as a girls' name (also used less commonly as boys' name Kennedy) is pronounced KEN-a-dee. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Kennedy is "helmet head; ugly head". Surname used as a given name.

Associated with: irish, helmet (defender), surname.


Kennedy has 2 variants: Kenadee and Kennedie.

Creative forms:
(female) Kinedy, Konedy, ..

(male) Kenet, Kennert, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kennedy Prisha (K.P.), ..

How popular is Kennedy?

Kennedy is an uncommonly occurring given name for females but a very prominent surname for all people (#130 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Kennedy entered the list in 1993 and reached its apex position of #54 in the U.S. in 2014, and is at #57 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kennedy name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kennedy outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. The only other prominent related form of Kennedy (#57 via latest list) appearing in the Top 2000 is Kenadee. These forms of Kennedy were at the top of their popularity less than a decade ago (adoption of 0.37%) and have remained as popular to this day (adoption 0.35%, 6%). Kennedy is the all-time favorite.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kennedy, Kenadee in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kennedy outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Jenney, Kandy, Kealey, Keeley, Keely, Kelbey, Kelcey, Kelley, Kelsey, Kenda, Kendell, Kendyl, Kenna, Kennah, Kenndra, Kennesha, Kennette, Kennia, Kennina, Kennya, Kenzy, Kerrey, Keyely, Keyley, Keyne, Kinnsey, Kinsey, Konny, Penney and Wendy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kennedy.

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