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Meaning and name origin

Kennedy \k(e)-nne-dy\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Kennedy), is pronounced KEN-a-dee. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Kennedy is "helmet head; ugly head". From Cinnéidigh. Use as a given name may be inspired by President John F. Kennedy. Violinist Nigel Kennedy.

Kennedy has 5 variant forms: Canaday, Canady, Kenedi, Kennady and Kennedey.

Suggested similar baby names are Kennet, Kenneth, Kennett and Kenney.


Kennedy is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#137 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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