Kennedy

Kennedy - A unique female name



  May 19,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Kennedy, meaning misshapen head, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1990 on position #2820. 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 girl name Kennedy was given to 3,363 baby girls in 2012, ranking #83 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 420 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Kennedy peaked in popularity 7 years ago in 2012 on position 83.



Famous with this name

Kennedy Tucker
George Kennedy
Sean 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 Delaware at position #31 - and is the least popular in Massachusetts at position #265.

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.

Kennedi / Kandi / Kenyatta / Kandy / Kenneth / Kenyetta / Kenadie / Kenda / Kennadi / Kenadee /

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
201283
201190
2010111
2009115
2008115
2007110
2006115
2005118
2004117
2003122
2002137
2001138
2000139
1999164
1998182
1997186
1996208
1995229
1994528
19931409
19922807
19914476
19902820

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Delaware31
Nebraska35
Arkansas36
District of Columbia41
Missouri42
West Virginia44
Alabama44
Louisiana44
Ohio44
Michigan44
Georgia50
South Carolina51
Idaho53
Mississippi55
Kansas59
Oklahoma59
Kentucky60
Indiana61
Maryland61
North Carolina63
Virginia68
Tennessee72
Iowa74
Oregon75
South Dakota81
Texas88
Nevada89
Utah90
Illinois95
New Hampshire96
Pennsylvania99
Wyoming103
Washington104
Wisconsin104
Florida108
Alaska129
Hawaii130
Montana131
North Dakota132
Colorado137
Minnesota141
California143
New York148
New Jersey153
Arizona158
New Mexico161
Rhode Island162
Maine170
Connecticut191
Massachusetts265

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 unique female 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
2012
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Kennedy
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 420
Letter count 7
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1990
2012 births +3,363

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