Gender Feminine & Masculine
Usage English, Irish
Pronounced Pron. KEHN-ə-dee(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Cinnéidigh, itself derived from the given name Cennétig. The name has sometimes been given in honour of assassinated American president John F. Kennedy (1917-1963). It was popularized as a name for girls by Lisa Kennedy Montgomery (1972-), known simply as Kennedy, the host of the television program Alternative Nation on MTV from 1992 to 1997.

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Entry updated January 21, 2022