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Gender: Female Meaning of Mackenna: "son of the handsome one" Origin of Mackenna: Irish

The name Mackenna is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "son of the handsome one". Mackenna and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibset makeover game! B/G pairs".

From the experts:

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.

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Pop Culture References for the name Mackenna

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


actingfun Says:


This is my name, and I've always liked it. At home I'm called Mackie, and some of m friends call me Mac n Cheese. It's a fun name, unusual, but not unheard of. I've never minded the meaning "son of the handsome one;" I actually think it's kind of cool. It flows well with my middle name, Jane.