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What does Canady mean?

Canady Pronunciation of Canady [canady] as a boys' name. The name Canady means "helmet head; ugly head". Canady is a variant form of Kennedy (Irish, Gaelic): from Cinnéidigh.

Associated with: helmet (defender).


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

Creative forms:
(male) Canate, Condy, ..

(female) Canat, ..

Middle name pairings:
Canady Aamir (C.A.), ..

How popular is Canady?

Canady is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#3852 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Kennedy (#1151 in recent rankings) is the only prominent alternative form of Canady (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. This form of Canady was at the apex of its popularity a decade ago (adoption of 0.01%) and is almost as common today (adoption 0.01%, 15%). (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Andy, Arkady, Brady, Cacey, Cadan, Cadby, Cade, Caerd, Cahan, Cahane, Caide, Caily, Cairde, Calan, Camry, Canbey (see Canby), Canbie, Canby, Candido, Canice, Cannon, Canon, Canute, Canyon, Caradoc, Caradog, Carey, Carley, Carly, Carney, Carrey, Cary, Casar, Casey, Cassady, Cassedy, Cassidy, Cavan, Chad, Chadd, Chancey, Chand, Chaney, Chany, Clancey, Clancy, Claney, Clay, Cleary, Conal, Conall, Conan, Conant, Coney, Conrad, Conrade, Conway, Conwy, Cranley, Cranly (see Cranley), Cuddy, Dandy, Grady, Hardy, Laddy, Lindy, Lundy, Maddy, Nandy, Paddy, Randy, Sandy, Shandy, Tandy and Thady. These names tend to be more frequently used than Canady.

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