What does Kennedy mean?
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.
(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)
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.
Similar NamesSuggested 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.See names in meaning and etymology.