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What does Mackinley mean?

Mackinley Pronunciation of Mackinley [mackin-ley] as a boys' name is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Mackinley is "son of the white warrior; learned ruler". The tallest mountain in America is Mount Mckinley. It is also known by its Athabaskan Indian name, Denali. American Vice-President William Mckinley.

Associated with: gaelic, white, warrior, ruler (king).


Mackinley has 3 variants: Mackinlay, Mckinlay and Mckinley.

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Middle name pairings:
Mackinley Jovanni (M.J.), ..

How popular is Mackinley?

Mackinley is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Mackinley is an unusual last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Mckinley (#1980 last year) is the only popular related form of Mackinley (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. This form of Mackinley was favored as a birth name during 1890-1899 and is now much less conventional, with Mckinley becoming somewhat outmoded. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mckinley in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ackerley, Ackley, Bailey, Barkley, Brinley, Buckley, Cailey, Dailey, Darnley, Farnley, Finley, Hailey, Hanley, Hockley, Hockney, Linley, Macaire, Macardle, Macey, Machenry, Machin, Mackensie, Mackenzie, Mackey, Mackie, Mackinac, Macklin, Macniel, Malkiel, Manlea (see Manley), Manley, Manly, Manvile (see Manville), Manville, Mariner, Markaine, Markey, Markise, Markize, Marley, Marriner, Martinien (see Martin), Mickey, Oakley, Packey, Paisley, Rockley, Wakeley, Wickley and Zackarey. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mackinley.

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