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pinWhat does Kennedy mean?

Kennedy /ken-ne-dy/ [3 sylls.] 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.


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

Kreatif forms: Kandy, Kenneky, Kynedy. [more]

pinHow 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 1960-1969 and reached its apex rank of #748 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

pinSimilar Names

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