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Kennedy 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.
Baby names that sound like Kennedy are Kenneth, Kennett and Kennet.
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Popularity of Kennedy
Kennedy is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#137 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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