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What does Canaday mean?

Canaday Pronunciation of Canaday [cana-day] as a name for boys. Canaday means "helmet head; ugly head". Canaday is a version of Kennedy (Irish, Gaelic): from Cinnéidigh.

Associated with: helmet (defender).


Canaday has 4 variants: Canady, Kenedi, Kennady and Kennedey.

Creative forms:
(male) Conaday, Conday, ..

(female) Canado, Canata, ..

Middle name pairings:
Canaday Wallace (C.W.), ..

How popular is Canaday?

Canaday is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#8945 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only prominent related form of Canaday (not ranked) is Kennedy (#1151 via latest list). Other forms, like Kenedi, are uncommon. This form of Canaday was favored as a birth name 13 years ago (#852) and is almost as common today (#1151, 15% less usage). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Canaday and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Cadan, Cadby, Caedan, Caidan, Canbey (see Canby), Canby, Cannan, Caradoc, Caradog, Carnahan, Cassady, Caydan, Chandak, Chandan, Conway, Corday, Crandal, Dantay, Sanjay, Shaday and Stanaway. Like Canaday, these names are not frequently used.

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