Gender: Female Meaning of Kennedy: "misshapen head" Origin of Kennedy: Irish Kennedy's Popularity in 2018: #59

Kennedy Origin and Meaning

The name Kennedy is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "misshapen head".

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.

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Rank in US: #59

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kankhen Says:


I love the name but I don't like the meaning and the association that I automatically make with JFK

Kittylove Says:


am I the only one here who seems to actually like this name? not like the president, either.

bethlena Says:


Currently the fourth name on my baby names list for a daughter. The meaning of the name does not bother me. My name, Bethany, means "house of figs" and I never relate to the meaning of my name. Kennedy is a beautiful name. The young child actress Kennedi Clements brought this name to my favourites.

anniebrown01 Says:


Kennedy is really cute for a girl of any age, but you'd have to be able to overlook the meaning.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I said it sounded masculine, but there are obviously a lot of girl Kennedy's out there and it's not my problem. If you like your name, then good for you.:) I did not say all Kennedy's were boys, it was just that I'd prefer it on a boy,

Aqua_Koala Says:


I'm named Kennedy, one of my good friends is named Kennedy, there are three other Kennedys in our school, and last I checked, we're all girls.

Aqua_Koala Says:


Thank you good person

Aqua_Koala Says:


Well I'm insulted

Aqua_Koala Says:


My head is shaped fine, thank you very much

Yessica Says:


I like this name.. nice.

Kate Says:


Just because you automatically think of JFK as the inspiration of the name Kennedy doesn't mean thats another's. Kennedy is an Irish name, with a deeper meaning than the typical definition of "misshapen head".

Mommymackenzie Says:


If it weren't for the meaning I would totally use this.

indiefendi2 Says:


This is a very very common girl's name unlike Lincoln.

ThistleThorn Says:


This would be like naming your daughter Lincoln. Oh wait, Kristen Bell already did that.

indiefendi2 Says:


why change the ending?

skiggins Says:


I will name my daughter Kennedie Mae

Kennedy Lyman Says:


Wow people!! My name is Kennedy. I know many other girls with my name. It's beautiful, just like the girl that is given the name.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


It sounds really weird especially on a girl.

Guest Says:


In 40 years will it be popular for girls to be called Obama? Presidential names are just so weird on kids to me. I hate the name Reagan especially.

Guest Says:


If this wasn't so goddarn popular it would be at the top of my list. And I define popular as both on the Social Security list and by the area I live in/will move to in the future.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Am I the only person who doesn't like this name? I just don't get it... Kennedy is all surname to me. Sounds like a boys' name at the most.