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What does Kenna mean?

Kenna Pronunciation of Kenna as a girls' name is pronounced KEN-ah. It is of American, Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Kenna is "fire born; good-looking". Feminine of Kenneth, probably influenced by Jenna. Also form of Kendra.


ASSOCIATED WITH irish, fire, good


VARIANTS Kenina, Kennina, Kennette, Kennia


(female) Kelna, ..

(male) Kenka, ..

Kenna Grecia (K.G.), ..

How popular is Kenna?

Kenna is a very prominent first name for females (#1925 out of 4276, Top 45%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#15473 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Kenna entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its peak rank of #664 in the U.S. in the year 2016, and is presently at #686. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Jenna (#423 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Kendra (#497), Genna, Jena, Jennah and Kenneth are the prominent related forms of Kenna (#686). These relations of Kenna were popular as baby names 3 decades ago (MEDIAN #1096) and are now significantly less popular (#1372, 76.9%). Kendra has been the most prevalent, though Jenna is currently more regularly used, while forms such as Kendra are now somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kenna, Genna, Jena, Jenna, Jennah in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kendra, Kenneth in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jenna, Kendra outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kenna is pronounced similarly to Canna, Conni, Conny, Kani, Kayana, Keana, Keena, Keiana, Kenia, Kennya, Kenya, Keonna, Kiana, Kiani, Kianna, Kina, Kinna, Kiona, Kionah, Kioni, Kionna, Konny, Qiana, Queena and Quenna. Other recommended sound-alike names are Anna, Deana, Deanna, Deena, Denna, Deona, Donna, Gena, Hanna, Hena, Janna, Karenna, Kecia, Keira, Kelda, Kenda, Kendal, Kenza, Kesha, Keva, Keyne, Lena, Lenna, Leyna, Linna, Lonna, Meena, Mena, Nenna, Penina, Penna, Ranna, Reanna, Sanna, Sena, Sienna, Teanna, Teena, Teina, Tena, Teona, Teyna, Tunna, Vanna, Venna, Verna, Wanna, Yanna, Zena and Zenna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kenna.

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