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What does Mckenna mean?

Mckenna Pronunciation of Mckenna as a girls' name (also used less generally as boys' name Mckenna) is pronounced ma-KEN-ah. It is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Mckenna is "ascend". From the Gaelic word "eirghe". Popular use of this surname as a given name is influenced by the similar use of Mckenzie.


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VARIANTS Mackendra, Mackenna





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How popular is Mckenna?

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

Mckenna was first listed in 1990 and reached its peak rank of #177 in the U.S. in the year 2002, and is presently at #258. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Mackenna, Makena (#1290 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) and Mckenzie (#203) are the prominent alternative forms of Mckenna (#258). These forms of Mckenna reached the top of their popularity 2 decades ago (ADOPTION OF 0.25%) and are somewhat less conventional today (ADOPTION 0.17%, DOWN 32%). Mckenna is the most chic name for newborns in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mckenna, Mackenna, Makena, Mckenzie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Mckenna is alike in pronunciation to Makenna. Other recommended sound-alike names are Arlenna (see Arlinda), Brenna, Brienna, Carenna, Dalenna, Denna, Elkanna, Gaenna, Genna, Glenna, Guenna, Gwenna, Helenna, Jenna, Karenna, Kenna, Lenna, Lorenna, Madena, Madonna, Malena, Mareena, Mareina, Marena, Marinna, Maveena, Maxena, Mckayla, Meena, Mekea, Meleana, Meleena, Mena, Merna, Mikella, Mileena, Milena, Minna, Miyanna, Monna, Morena, Morwenna, Mykela, Nenna, Oceana, Penna, Quenna, Ravenna, Rowenna, Selenna, Serenna, Sienna, Sirenna, Venna, Vienna and Zenna. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mckenna.

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