Of unknown origin.
The name of a fictional character, that became globally known after the worldwide success of the American musical romantic film “Grease”, in 1978.
Kenickie, (portrayed by Jeff Conaway), was Danny Zuko’s, (portrayed by John Travolta) best friend and second in command in the greaser school gang named “T-birds”.
Throughout the movie, Kenickie wears white t-shirts, a black leather jacket, blue jeans and always avoids expressing “soft” emotions.
Kenickie was also the name of an British indie rock band of the 1990’s, who got their name from Grease’s Kenickie character.