Gender: Female Pronunciation: KEN-ah Origin of Kenna: Scottish, feminine form of Kenneth Kenna's Popularity in 2018: #686

Kenna Origin and Meaning

The name Kenna is a girl's name .

Kenna is the Scottish version of Kendra, both of which are feminine versions of Kenneth. Used in the TV show Reign for one of the supporting characters.

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Rank in US: #686

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indiefendi2 Says:


Kenna by itself is adorable. I am NOT a fan of McKenna.

TechnoKitten Says:


Way better than McKenna,which isn't even a name.

Miri Says:


I like this one.

Daiseymae Says:


Sounds too much like McDonalds.

hermioneameliastyles Says:


It's not half a name. It literally is a name on it's own.

Daiseymae Says:


I really like Kenna, but not McKenna. That is more a last name.

hermioneameliastyles Says:


I definitely would use this less popular name for my little girl. It's definitely a favorite of mine.

Louisa Says:


I agree and feel the same way about Fenna.

iipostmvh Says:


With the popularity of Jenna and other similar names like Gemma and Emma, I'm surprised this name isn't more popular. Not my style, but it's a fine name.

Paige_Mackenzie Says:


Came searching for this name after hearing it on The CW's hit show "Reign". I think this name is gorgeous and I prefer it over McKenna any day. It's soft and simple on it's own and has an air of elegance.

MaryKathryn Says:


I met a Kenna this weekend at my cousin's wedding. She wore the name so well; her personality was beautiful and she absolutely glowed! It caused me to have a new appreciation for this name.

jordalini Says:


I prefer this over McKenna, I don't like Mc girls names.

NaomiNY Says:


I actually like this name :) But I might only use it for a story character.

Rush1986 Says:


please don't give your child half a name.