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What does Canady mean?

Canady Pronunciation of Canady as a boys' name. The name Canady means "helmet head; ugly head". Canady is a variant form of Kennedy (Irish, Gaelic): from Cinnéidigh.


ASSOCIATED WITH helmet (defender)


VARIANTS Kennedey, Kennady, Kenedi, Canaday



Canady Samar (C.S.), ..

How popular is Canady?

Canady is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#3852 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Kennedy (#1390 IN RECENT RANKINGS) is the only prominent alternative form of Canady (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) listed in the Top 2000. This form of Canady was at the apex of its popularity 2 decades ago (ADOPTION OF 0.01%) and is somewhat less conventional today (ADOPTION 0.01%, 31%). (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Canady and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Andy, Arkady, Brady, Cacey, Cadan, Cadby, Cade, Caerd, Cahan, Cahane, Caide, Caily, Cairde, Calan, Camry, Canbey (see Canby), Canbie, Canby, Candido, Canice, Cannon, Canon, Canute, Canyon, Caradoc, Caradog, Carey, Carley, Carly, Carney, Carrey, Cary, Casar, Casey, Cassady, Cassedy, Cassidy, Cavan, Chad, Chadd, Chancey, Chand, Chaney, Chany, Clancey, Clancy, Claney, Clay, Cleary, Conal, Conall, Conan, Conant, Coney, Conrad, Conrade, Conway, Conwy, Cranley, Cranly (see Cranley), Cuddy, Dandy, Grady, Hardy, Laddy, Lindy, Lundy, Maddy, Nandy, Paddy, Randy, Sandy, Shandy, Tandy and Thady. These names tend to be more frequently used than Canady.

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