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What does Mckinley mean?

Mckinley Pronunciation of Mckinley as a boys' name is of Gaelic derivation, and the meaning of Mckinley is "son of the white warrior; learned ruler". Mckinley is an alternate form of Mackinley (Gaelic). Mckinley is also a form of Mc- (Scottish, Irish): surnames occasionally used as given names.


ASSOCIATED WITH gaelic, white, warrior, ruler (king)


VARIANTS Mckinlay, Mackinlay



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How popular is Mckinley?

Mckinley is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1047 out of 1220, Top 86%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#1410 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Mckinley entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its top rank of #254 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not ranked currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Ackerley, Ackley, Birley, Branley, Brenley (see Brinley), Briley, Brindley, Brinley, Buckley, Cailey, Cokeley, Cranley, Darnley, Dunley, Dunnley (see Dunley), Findley, Finley, Finnley, Gilley, Gridley, Hailey, Hanley, Henley, Hernley, Hockley, Kenley, Kinney, Kinsey, Kinsley, Lindley, Linley, Linsey, Lynley, Mackey, Mackie, Mackinac, Manlea (see Manley), Manley, Mariner, Marley, Mccaulay, Mchenry, Mckade, Mckenna, Mckennon, Mckensie, Mckenzie, Mendeley, Mickey, Mikey, Millen, Miner, Moorley, Morley, Morrley (see Morley), Paisley, Penley, Pennley, Quigley, Quincey, Reilley, Ridley, Risley, Rockley, Shanley, Shannley, Shipley, Stanley, Thornley, Wakeley, Whitley, Wickley, Wiley, Willey and Wrisley. These names tend to be less frequently used than Mckinley.

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