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Kennedy Meaning


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.

Kennedy Popularity

In the U.S. in 2015, it ranked 57 in baby name popularity for girls with 4,496 occurrences. It ranked 1,151 in baby name popularity for boys with 163 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 54 in baby name popularity for girls with 4,482 occurrences. It ranked 1,182 in baby name popularity for boys with 157 occurrences.

Want to see how Kennedy sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Kennedy Name Popularity Page.

Kennedy Related Names

Kennedy is a form of Cinneidigh.

Variants of the name Kennedy include Kennadee, Kennedi, Kennedie.

The name Cinneidigh is a form of Kennedy.

Famous Kennedys

    Kennedy Numerology

    Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Kennedy.

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    Kennedy 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.

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