|Kennedy = 33 (Full & Single Reduction), 666 (Reverse Sumerian), 323 (Satanic), 111 (Reverse Ordinal), 132 (LCH Kabbalah)|
There have been several different etymologies given for the surname. One is that the name is an Anglicisation of Ó Cinnéide, meaning “grandson of Cinnédidh” or “grandson of Cinnéidigh”, with both of these personal names meaning “helmet headed.” Ceanéidigh could be related to the old Gaelic name Cennétig, which is known from Cennétig mac Lorcáin, the father of the Irish high king Brian mac Cennétig, who himself was also known as Brian Bóruma or Brian Boru. There are also an Irish Kennedy family and a Scottish Kennedy clan of Carrick in Ayrshire, which are unrelated to one another. Another possibility is that Kennedy is an Anglicisation of the Gaelic Ó Ceannéidigh meaning “grandson of Ceannéidigh”. Ceannéidigh is a given name derived from the Gaelic words ceann, meaning “head”, and éidigh, meaning “ugly” or “fierce”. In some etymologies, the element ceann is given as “chief” or “leader”.
The Irish and Scottish surname Kennedy has more than one possible meaning or etymology:
A name that means “ugly head,” a surname derived from the Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Ó Ceannéidigh, meaning “descendant of Ceannéidigh.” Ceannéidigh is a personal name derived from ceann, meaning “head, chief or leader” and éidigh, meaning “ugly.”
An anglicized form of an Old Gaelic personal name Cinneidigh or Cinneide, a compound of the elements cinn, meaning “head,” plus eide, translating variously as “grim” or “helmeted.” Thus, the Kennedy surname could possibly be translated as “helmet head.”