Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Ugly Head
Main Origin Language: Irish
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In 2017 the name Kennedy...

• was given to 4,137 baby girls
• was the 58th most popular name for baby girls
• was 35% more popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in North Carolina, Kentucky, and Maine
• was least popular in Vermont, Alaska, and New York
• a unisex name which was given to girls 97% of the time
• was about as popular as Aaliyah and Kinsley
Babies Named Kennedy Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Kennedy...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 2015
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1950
• is 787758% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 358% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Miracle, Armani, Saige, Hamza, Eros, Elijah
• has the most opposite popularity history to Kathrine, Margarita, Antoinette, Joseph, Phillip, Michael
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Kennedy Per State
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Geographically the name Kennedy...

• 21% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Eliza, Raelynn, Adalyn, Jaxson, Weston, Camden
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Sofia, Diana, Samantha, Sebastian, Matteo, Erik
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Kennedy by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Kennedy are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Kennedy will be the only kid named Kennedy in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Kennedy compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Kennedy rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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