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What does Kinney mean?

Kinney Pronunciation of Kinney [kin-ney] as a boys' name is an alternate spelling of Kenny: surname and variant of Kendall.


Kinney has 1 variant: Kenney.

Creative forms:
(male) Kinnel, Koney, ..

(female) Kinner, Kinni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kinney Faris (K.F.), ..

How popular is Kinney?

Kinney is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#1032 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Kenny (#890 the previous year) and Kenney are the popular varying forms of Kinney (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Kinney reached its apex 55 years ago (average #644) and is now much diminished (#1445, 80.5%), with the version Kenny going out of style. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kenney, Kenny in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kinney and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kinney is alike in pronunciation to Coney, Kennie and Kenway. Other recommended names are Birney, Denney, Finley, Finnen, Finnley, Gianney (see Gian), Kaine, Kane, Kannen, Karney, Kayne, Keane, Keene, Kenley, Kenn, Kennedy, Kenner, Kennet, Keyne, Kian, Kienen, Kiley, Kinnell, Kinsey, Kinsley, Kinsly, Kirbey (see Kirby), Konner, Linley, Linsey, Pitney, Sidney, Sivney, Sunney, Tanney and Vinny. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kinney.