US Popularity:191
Origin:Irish
Meaning:Helmet-headed
With Irish origins, Kennedy is a gender-neutral name meaning “helmet-headed.” There’s no question about it, Kennedy is a strong-sounding and traditional Irish name. Though more commonly used as a surname, Kennedy has become a popular gender-neutral name in recent decades. Kennedy is a name that is able to sound both trendy and timeless all in one fell swoop. Cool nicknames for Kennedy include Ken and Kenney.

Famous People Named Kennedy

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  • John F. Kennedy
    United States President

Kennedy Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Kennedy is currently #495 on The Bump
Boy:Kennedy is currently #292 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Kennedy is currently #357 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Kennedy is currently #191 in U.S. births
Boy:Kennedy is currently #1653 in U.S. births
Girl:Kennedy is currently #72 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

Year:
2023
Gender:
Girl
#190
in 2023
+ 6
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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