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Meaning and Name Origin

Kenna \k(en)-na\ as a girls' name is pronounced KEN-ah. It is of American origin. Feminine of Kenneth (Irish, Gaelic) "fire born; good-looking", probably influenced by Jenna.


Kenna has 4 variants: Kenina, Kennette, Kennia and Kennina.

For more information, see also the related girl name Kendra.

Kenna has 8 more alternative forms via Jenna: Genna, Jena, Jennabel, Jennah, Jennalee, Jennalyn, Jennarae and Jennasee.


Kenna is a very prominent first name for females (#1925 out of 4276, Top 45%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#15462 out of 88799, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Kenna for girls. Kenna entered the list in 2000 and reached its peak rank of #750 in the U.S. in the year 2009, and is presently at #842. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kenna name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kenna outside U.S.

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Kenna and affiliated names. Kendra (#259 the previous year), Jenna (#266), Kenneth and Jena are the prominent related forms of Kenna (#842 the previous year). These girl names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1980-1989 and are now significantly less popular, with the version Jena becoming less trendy. Kendra (#259) and Jenna (#266) are two of the more fashionable names for newborns in this compilation. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jena, Jenna, Kendra, Kenna, Kenneth in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jenna, Kendra outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kenna is pronounced similarly to Canna, Keana, Keanna, Keeana, Keena, Keiana, Kena, Keni, Kenia, Kennah, Kennya, Kenya, Keona, Keonna, Kiana, Kianna, Kina, Kinna, Kiona, Kionna, Konny and Quenna. Other recommended similar baby names are Denna, Kenda, Kenza, Keyne, Lenna, Nenna, Penna, Venna and Zenna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kenna.