Gender / Sex: boy (Kennedy's also a girl name)
Meaning: helmet head
Sounds Like: Kenneth, Kennett, Kennet
Variant forms: Canaday, Canady, Kennady, Kennedey
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 137
Kennedy \k(e)-nne-dy\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Kennedy), is pronounced KEN-a-dee. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Kennedy is "helmet head". Use as a given name may be inspired by President John F. Kennedy. Violinist Nigel Kennedy.
Kennedy has 4 variant forms: Canaday, Canady, Kennady and Kennedey.
Baby names that sound like Kennedy are Kenneth, Kennett and Kennet.
View a list of the 9 names that reference Kennedy.
Kennedy is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#137 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)