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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Makena.
There is 1 masculine form of Mckenna: Makena.
Mckenna is not a popular first name for females but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1603 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Mckenna for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Mckenna and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Mckenzie (#145), Mckenna (#233), Makena and Mackenna. (2014 statistics).
Mckenna is also pronounced similarly to Makenna. Like Mckenna, this name is not commonly used.