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What does Mckinlay mean?

Mckinlay Pronunciation of Mckinlay as a boys' name is of Gaelic derivation, and the meaning of Mckinlay is "son of the white warrior; learned ruler". Mckinlay is a variant form of Mackinley (Gaelic).

ASSOCIATED WITH Mc-, -ay, gaelic, white, warrior, ruler (king)


VARIANTS Mckinley, Mackinlay



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How popular is Mckinlay?

Mckinlay is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#31621 out of 150436, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Mckinley (#1980 A YEAR AGO) is the only popular alternative form of Mckinlay (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. This relation of Mckinlay was at the peak of its popularity during the years 1890-1899 (#254) and is now much less common, with Mckinley becoming less in vogue. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Fairlay, Findlay, Finlay, Linsay, Mackinac, Makena, Makenna, Manley, Manly, Mccaulay, Mchenry, Mckay, Mckenna, Mckennon, Mckensie, Mckenzie, Mcmurray, Mcneal, Meinrad, Milan, Millar, Montay, Nikkolay (see Nicholas) and Nikolay. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mckinlay.

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