What does Mckenna mean?
Mckenna [mcken-na] as a girls' name (also used less generally as boys' 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.
Related girl name: Makena.
1 masculine form: Makena.Creative forms:
(female) Mckenina, Mckina, ..
(male) Mckeni, Mckennai, .. Middle name pairings:
Mckenna Avril (M.A.), ..
How popular is Mckenna?
Mckenna is a rare first name for women but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#1226 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Mckenna was first listed in 1990 and reached its peak rank of #177 in the U.S. in the year 2002, and is presently at #248. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Mackenna (#1959 from current records), Makena (#1131) and Mckenzie (#151) are the prominent alternative forms of Mckenna (#248 from current records). These forms of Mckenna reached the top of their popularity a decade ago (adoption of 0.27%) and are almost as common today (adoption 0.23%, down 13%). Mckenna and Mckenzie are two of the more chic names for newborns in this compilation.
Mckenna▲ is alike in pronunciation to Makenna▲. Other recommended names are Arlenna (see Arlinda), Brenna▼, Brienna, Carenna, Dalenna, Denna, Elkanna, Gaenna, Genna, Glenna▼, Guenna, Gwenna, Helenna, Jenna▼, Karenna, Kenna▲, Lenna▼, Lorenna, Madena, Madonna, Malena, Mareena, Mareina, Marena, Marinna, Maveena, Maxena, Mckayla▼, Meena, Mekea, Meleana, Meleena, Mena, Merna, Mikella, Mileena, Milena▲, Minna▼, Miyanna, Monna, Morena, Morwenna, Mykela, Nenna, Oceana, Penna, Quenna, Ravenna, Rowenna, Selenna, Serenna, Sienna▲, Sirenna, Venna, Vienna▲ and Zenna. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mckenna.See names in meaning and etymology.