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Kennedy Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Kennedy is of Irish and English origin.

The meaning of Kennedy is "helmeted head".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 54  in baby name popularity for girls with 4459 occurrences.  It ranked 1181 in popular baby names for boys with 156 occurrences. 

View the Kennedy Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Kennedy has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Kennedy to other names.


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Related Names

Kennedy is a variant spelling of Kennedi.

Other Tidbits

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Kennedy in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Kennedy.

Just for fun, see the name Kennedy in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Kennedy in Nautical Flags page.

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Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.