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Pronunciation

kɛnədi

Origin

English, Irish

Meaning

A name fit for a leader, this a great choice for your little girl. An Anglicized version of the Irish surname Ó Cinnéidigh, meaning ‘the child of the helmeted chief’, it is also associated with, and sometimes given in honor of, the much-loved president John F. Kennedy.

Rank in the year 2015

Kennedy was ranked #148 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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