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McKenna meaning and name origin
McKenna \m(c)-kenna, mck(en)-na\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name McKenna), is pronounced ma-KEN-ah. It is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of McKenna is "ascend". From the Gaelic word "eirghe". Popular use of this surname as a given name is influenced by the similar use of Mckenzie.
McKenna has 2 variant forms: Mackendra and MacKenna.
For more information, see also the related name Makena.
Baby names that sound like McKenna are Makenna and Megen.
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Popularity of McKenna
McKenna is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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