Kennedy

Kennedy - A very unique male name



  Aug 24,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Kennedy, meaning misshapen head, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1955 on position #1673. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Kennedy and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Kennedy? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Kennedy. The baby boy name Kennedy was given to 102 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1180 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 16,089 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Kennedy peaked in popularity 55 years ago in 1964 on position 512.



Famous with this name

George Kennedy
Tom Kennedy
JoNell Kennedy


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Kennedy is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Kennedy is currently topping the baby name charts in Maryland at position #778 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #1,719.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Kennedy is where you live.


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Kennedy origin and meaning

Kennedy is a 7 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means misshapen head. To see famous people named Kennedy, pop culture references for the name Kennedy and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Kennedy

We've found the following names that sound similar to Kennedy, sorted by popularity.

Kenneth / Kent / Kennith / Kenyatta / Keonte / Keontae / Kennth / Kunta / Kenta / Kinte /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121180
20111341
20101234
20091208
20081167
20071275
20061045
20051072
2004963
2003938
2002869
2001869
2000942
1999969
19981039
1997889
1996918
1995920
19941003
19931378
19921290
19911583
19901325
19891251
19881835
19871611
19861606
19851564
19841180
19792242
19711606
19701243
19691394
19681157
1967980
1966809
1965647
1964512
1963612
1962788
1961568
1960677
19581675
19551673

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Maryland778
North Carolina833
Arizona877
Pennsylvania894
California909
Georgia913
Virginia914
Texas1045
New York1265
Ohio1288
Florida1719

Even more about Kennedy


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Kennedy a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Kennedy?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1964
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Kennedy
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 16,089
Letter count 7
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1955
2012 births +102

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