Names That Mean Head

  1. Kennedy
    • Origin:

      Irish
    • Meaning:

      "misshapen head"
    • Description:

      This attractive surname name still projects that Kennedy family charisma. While it didn't come into widespread use until long after the deaths of martyred heroes President John F. or Senator Robert Kennedy, Kennedy is now one of the most popular unisex names for girls as well as the top girls' name starting with K. This is one name that manages to sound trendy and classic at the same time.
  2. Cesar
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "head of hair"
    • Description:

      Cesar is the sleeker version of Caesar, as in emperor Julius, used in the US most frequently by Hispanic parents who put the emphasis on the second syllable. With ancient Roman names back in vogue, Cesar might become more popular.
  3. Kennedy
    • Origin:

      Irish
    • Meaning:

      "misshapen head"
    • Description:

      This attractive surname name still projects that Kennedy family charisma. While it didn't come into widespread use until long after the deaths of martyred heroes President John F. or Senator Robert Kennedy, Kennedy is now one of the most popular unisex names, particularly for girls. This is one name that manages to sound trendy and traditional at the same time.
  4. Rasalas
    • Origin:

      Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "the northern (star) of the lion's head"
    • Description:

      The dramatic-sounding name of a star in the constellation Leo that can be adapted as a unique Arabic name for boys. The similar-sounding Rasselas is the name of an allegorical fable by Samuel Johnson and its lead character.
  5. Kinvara
    • Origin:

      Irish, Gaelic
    • Meaning:

      "head of the sea"
    • Description:

      A rare and refined Irish place name (Cinn Mhara) turned baby name, belonging to a picturesque harbor town. As a given name, it has received occasional use especially amongst the upper classes in Britain. Lady Kinvara Balfour is an English playwright and novelist.
  6. Kincaid
    • Origin:

      Scottish surname
    • Meaning:

      "steep place; of the head of the rock; of the head of the battle"
    • Description:

      Kincaid originated as a Scottish Clan name — the Kincaids descended from the Earl of Lennox in the 13th century and were supposedly named after the territory they resided on. The name Kincaid may derive from the Scottish-Gaelic ceann-cadha, meaning "steep pass" or "head of the rock." Another theory conjectures that Kincaid came from ceann-catha, meaning "at the head of the battle."
  7. Pryor
    • Origin:

      English surname
    • Meaning:

      "head of the monastery, prior"
    • Description:

      Pryor is for those in search of an unusual occupational name...or in memory of comedian Richard.
  8. Kennedi
    • Origin:

      Irish
    • Meaning:

      "misshapen head"
    • Description:

      Kennedi is a spelling variation of Kennedy. Kennedi has been on an upward trend since she entered the Top 1000 in 1998. If you're going to go with this trendy Presidential name, we prefer Kennedy.
  9. Cesaria
    • Origin:

      Feminization of Cesar, Latin
    • Meaning:

      "head of hair"
    • Description:

      Cesaria, a modern feminine form of Caesar or the Latinate Cesar, has been obscure in the Western World but may stir to life along with other names that have their roots in ancient Rome. Cesarina, Cesarie, and Cesarea are other options.
  10. Capone
    • Origin:

      Italian surname
    • Meaning:

      "head"
    • Description:

      Notorious Chicago gangster Al Capone may not seem like a worthy namesake, but parents have been using his surname for their sons since 1996. In English, we pronounce Capone with two syllables, but the authentic Italian pronunciation is cah-POH-neh.
  11. Penoyer
    • Origin:

      Variation of Pennoyer, Welsh surname
    • Meaning:

      "golden head"
    • Description:

      Penoyer is a rarer variation of the surname Pennoyer, derived from the Welsh component pen, meaning "head," and Latin aur, "gold." It doesn't refer to a blonde, but rather Golden Valley of Herefordshire, England.
  12. Unaduti
    • Origin:

      Cherokee
    • Meaning:

      "bushy head"
    • Description:

      Perhaps the antidote to Calvin, meaning "bald."
  13. Kells
    • Origin:

      Irish, English
    • Meaning:

      "fair hilltop, head fort, helmet"
    • Description:

      This cool surname and place name has multiple origins. As an Irish place name, it may derive from the Gaelic for "fair hilltop" or "head fort', while as a surname it comes from the Norse name Ketill, meaning "helmet, cauldron".
  14. Cenwyn
    • Origin:

      Welsh
    • Meaning:

      "fair head"
    • Description:

      A rare Welsh choice, and an original way to get the nickname Ken / Kenny.
  15. Pollard
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "shorn head"
    • Description:

      Clumsy when used as a first name.
  16. Ziemowit
    • Origin:

      Polish from Slavic
    • Meaning:

      "head of the family"
    • Description:

      Derived from Slavic words seimo, meaning "family," and wit, "ruler" or "master."
  17. Pennoyer
    • Origin:

      Welsh surname
    • Meaning:

      "golden head"
    • Description:

      "Golden head" is a great name meaning for a blonde child, although the meaning of Pennoyer refers to the Golden Valley of Herefordshire, England. Pen means "head" in Welsh, while aur is the Latin root for "gold."
  18. Kenedi
    • Origin:

      Variation of Kennedy
    • Meaning:

      "misshaped head"
    • Description:

      This spelling variation of Kennedy was given to a little over 50 baby girls in 2022.
  19. Barra
    • Origin:

      Irish
    • Meaning:

      "fair head"
    • Description:

      Diminutive of Finbar