What does Mckenna mean?
Mckenna /mck-en-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.
Mckenna has 1 masculine form: Makena.Kreatif forms: Mckenda, Mikenna, Mokenna. [more]
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. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Mckenna for girls. Mckenna was first listed in 1991 and reached its peak rank of #177 in the U.S. in the year 2002, and is presently at #233. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Makena and Mckenzie (#145 from current records) are the prominent alternative forms of Mckenna (#233 from current records). These forms of Mckenna reached the top of their popularity in 2005 (adoption of 0.636%) and are somewhat less conventional today (adoption 0.541%, down 15%), with the version Makena becoming less in vogue. Mckenna and Mckenzie are two of the more chic names for newborns in this compilation. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Mckenna and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Mckenna▲ is alike in pronunciation to Makenna▲. Other recommended similar baby names are Masina, Massina, Maxeen, Maxena, Maxene, Maxina, Megen, Messina and Mussina. Like Mckenna, these names are not commonly used.