Kennedy Name Meaning & Origin

Kennedy

Pronunciation: KEH-nə-dee (key)

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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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"

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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The name Kennedy coming from experience is not a good name don’t use it. Many people have this name so it’s not unique. It’s also a unisex name so boys and girls have this name.

At my school my best friends name is Kennedy and it’s always annoying when we think someone is talking to the other person when really it was us. Kennedy means ugly headed so…… think about it

The name is very popular nowadays so if you want to give your kid a name very few people have don’t choose Kennedy.

Nicknames for Kennedy: | Edit

Kennna, Kend, Kenz, K, Kez, Kezzie, Kenny, Kenn, Kenndy

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Famous real-life people named Kennedy: | Edit

The famous Kennedy family that has been both in the Presidential seat and various other senate and political seats in the United States.

Kennedy in song, story & screen: | Edit

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

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