Kennedy Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Kennedy:
Anglicized form of the Irish Cinnéidid (helmeted head, ugly head).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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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"
I didn't know the name Kennedy meant "ugly head". Now that I know, I would not name a kid Kennedy.
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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"
My 26 year old daughter is called Kennedy. Her sisters call her Kenneth for a joke but mostly she's Ken, Kenny or KenniB (her surname begins with a B). She likes her name but I won't tell her what it means because obviously she'll be gutted. Kennedy is a lovely girl, hardly drinks, doesn't smoke or take drugs; she's actually very sensible lol, unlike her sisters, and is never off work sick.
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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! :)
My best friends daughter is named Kenidee (different spelling) and Kenidee is one of 12 kids!! She is the fourth oldest and her younger siblings made many nicknames for her. She is almost always called Kenzee though and I think it's very cute. Some of the other nicknames are Kenna, Kend, Kenz, K, Kez, and Kezzi.
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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"
Kennedy, the name of one of the Myscene dolls