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What does Kennedy mean?

Kennedy Pronunciation of Kennedy [kennedy] as a boys' name (also used more generally as girls' 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.

Associated with: irish, helmet (defender).

Variations

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

Kreatif forms:
(male) Konedy, Kynedy, ..

(female) Kennee, Kennena, ..

How popular is Kennedy?

Kennedy is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#130 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Kennedy for boys. Kennedy entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its apex rank of #722 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is at #1151 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Denney, Kannen, Karney, Kealey, Keane, Kearney, Keeley, Keely, Keene, Keenen, Kelbey, Kelley, Kelsey, Kendel, Kendell, Kendyl, Kenelm, Kenhelm, Kenlea, Kenlee, Kenley, Kenly, Kenn, Kennan, Kennard, Kennelm (see Kenelm), Kenner, Kennet, Kenneth, Kennett, Kenney, Kennie, Kennith, Kennon, Kennt, Kenny, Kenway, Kerbey (see Kirby), Kerrey, Keyne, Kinnell, Kinney, Kinsey and Konner. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kennedy.

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