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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Kennedy
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Kennedy in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Kennedy:
Records indicate that 3,129 boys in the United States have been named Kennedy since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1964, when 230 people in the U.S. were given the name Kennedy. Those people are now 56 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Kennedy
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3 Positive Comments
"I named my son Kennedy. He's 7 now and I still love the name. The reason behind the name is my Grandfather was named Kenneth, he was the most wonderful man. I wanted to name my son after him but felt Kenneth was a little old fashioned so I came up with Kennedy. My son is just like his great-grandad. Handsom, kind, caring, funny and clever.
Everyone seems to love the name. Everyone seems to know who he is, he stands out in a crowd (for all the right reasons!) I don't know if it's his name or his personality but he is certainly one of a kind! We have yet to meet another Kennedy!" Feb. 23, 2011:
"I NEVER KNEW THAT BOYS WERE NAMED KENNEDY UNTIL I NAMED MY DAUGHTER THE NAME. THE DOCTOR ASKED IF IT WERE A BOY OR GIRL..I WAS SHOCKED..I GUESS IT SEEMS MORE GIRLIE TO ME. I THINK THE NAME IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS..I ASSOCIATE THE NAME WITH "STENGTH, JOY, AND LOVE"" Jul. 2, 2007:
"I love the name Kennedy, I think it's perfect for a guy!!" Jul. 27, 2005:
3 Neutral Comments
"I've never met another boy Kennedy but I have at least two girls but most of my family and close friends call me Kenny which I personally prefer" Jan. 26, 2017:
"I'm pregnant with a son and i'm thinking of naming him Kennedy ,but i'm just not sure if the name is ok for a boy?" Oct. 25, 2012:
"my name is kennedy, i really enjoy the fact that my name is very rare. so far in the 21 years that i have been alive i have met only one kennedy, but i think this was a nickname base on my own popularity. often over the phone or any kind of official name enquiries people ask whether or not kennedy is my surname, i always have to correct them. other than that, i have no problems with the name. anyone else a kennedy?" Jan. 20, 2009:
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