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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.


Kennedy is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#137 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kennedy for boys. Kennedy reached its highest rank of #748 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kennedy name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Kennet, Kenneth, Kennett and Kenney. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kennedy.