What does Kennedy mean?
The name Kennedy is of Irish origin.
The meaning of Kennedy is "helmeted or misshapen head".
Kennedy is used as both a boys and girls name.
It consists of 7 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Ke-nne-dy.
The Given Name Kennedy
Transferred use of the anglicized Irish Gaelic surname Cinneidigh
It derives from the Irish Gaelic elements ceann meaning "head" and eidgh meaning "ugly, helmeted, misshapen".
The name Kennedy is also used as an anglicized form of the Scottish Gaelic Uarraig.
In the U.S. in 2016, it ranked 59
in baby name popularity for girls with 4,313 occurrences. It ranked 1,132
in baby name popularity for boys with 170 occurrences.
In contrast, the year before it ranked 57 in baby name popularity for girls with 4,512 occurrences. It ranked 1,152 in baby name popularity for boys with 163 occurrences.
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Kennedy Name Fun
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.
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