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Mckenna (boy)

What does Mckenna mean?

Mckenna Pronunciation of Mckenna [mcken-na] as a boys' name (also used more commonly as girls' name Mckenna) is pronounced ma-KEN-ah. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Mckenna is "ascend". From the Gaelic word "eirghe".

Associated with: gaelic.


Mckenna has 1 variant: Mckennon.

Affiliated boy name: Makena.

2 feminine forms: Mackenna and Makena.

Creative forms:
(male) Mckeni, Mckennai, ..

(female) Mckenina, Mckina, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mckenna Yahir (M.Y.), ..

How popular is Mckenna?

Mckenna is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#1226 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Mckenna entered the list in 1995 and reached its apex rank of #1976 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mckenna name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mckenna outside U.S.

Similar Names

Mckenna is alike in pronunciation to Makenna. Other recommended names are Mchenry, Mckensie, Mckenzie and Mckinlay. Like Mckenna, these names are not commonly used.