Kennedy

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Irish Ó Cinnéidigh (ceann (head) +‎ éidigh (ugly)) or Scottish Gaelic Ceannaideach (ceann (head) +‎ aideach (ugly). Related to Irish eitigh (refuse, reject).

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Kennedy (countable and uncountable, plural Kennedys)

  1. A surname from Irish.
  2. A surname from Scottish Gaelic.
  3. A unisex given name
    1. A female given name transferred from the surname, of modern American usage.
    2. (rare) A male given name transferred from the surname.
  4. A census-designated place in San Joaquin County, California, United States.

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  • Usage as a middle name is common for people of both sexes.

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Kennedy, from Irish Ó Ceannéidigh.

Proper noun[edit]

Kennedy

  1. a male given name from Irish