Meaning of Kennedy
and the Origins of this baby name
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.
The name Kennedy is pronounced as keh-nuh-dee
Popular Variants for the name Kennedy: Kenadea
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
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