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The name Kennedy has the following meaning:

This name is more suitable for boys, its meaning being 'Armoured head'. It is also a well-known surname, as in John F. Kennedy. However, over the years, it has grown slightly more popular amongst girls.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.


As a baby girl name, Kennedy is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 123 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Kennedy rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 1 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 114 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Kennedy in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Kennedy is pronounced as keh-nuh-dee


Kennedy originates from the Gaelic language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Kennedy and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Kennedy: Boys - Connor, Ian, Kendrick, Larkin, Girls - Ena, Mckayla, Shaylee, Both genders - Kevin


Popular Variants for the name Kennedy: Kenadea, Kenadee, Kenadey, Kenadia, Kenadie, Kenady, Kennedea, Kennedee, Kennedey, Kennedi, Kennedie


Common nicknames for the name Kennedy are: Kenny


We think the name Kennedy should fall under the following style category: For Both Genders.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Kennedy to be: A tomboyish girl who is very efficient and outspoken

In one word, you might describe Kennedy as a(n) "tomboyish" person.

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