"son of the handsome one"

Mackenna Origin and Meaning

The name Mackenna is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "son of the handsome one".

Although the Mc or Mac prefix always means "son of", the first names McKenna and MacKenna are used in the US exclusively for girls, with the McKenna spelling outpacing this one 14 to 1. There are no boys recorded with either spelling of the name.

Mackenna Popularity

Mackenna in Pop Culture

  • "Mackenna's Gold" 1969 Western movie about main character Sam Mackenna