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Boy Name: Kennedy

Name: Kennedy
Pronunciation: \k(e)-nne-dy\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Kennedy's also a girl name)
Meaning: helmet head
Origin: Irish
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)

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