Kennedy: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Kennedy

Kennedy

Pronunciation: KEH-nə-dee (key)

Origin of the name Kennedy:

Anglicized form of the Irish Cinnéidid (helmeted head, ugly head).

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Comments and insights on the name Kennedy: | Edit

I've noticed that names that are associated with a specific place (in this case, Massachusetts) tend to be unpopular in that specific place (like Brooklyn in New York).

I am trying to learn Irish Gaelic, and I can't get past the meaning of the name, "ugly head"

Personal experiences with the name Kennedy: | Edit

I have always really loved having the name Kennedy. I think it's unique and fairly uncommon, but not enough for it to ever be pronounced incorrectly.

One thing that can be a tiny bit annoying is that people frequently misspell it as "Kenedy"

Nicknames for Kennedy: | Edit

my 3 year old daughter is named Kennedy. we call her Kenny or Kenna. she's a little bit of a tomboy so it fits perfectly!

My family in the south calls me Kenny, but I've never really liked that, and where I live, it would be strange to go by that. However, a lot of people call me Kenn, and I don't mind that at all! :)

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The famous Kennedy family that has been both in the presidential seat and various other senate and political seats in the united states.

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A potential vampire slayer and love interest for one of the main characters on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

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