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Gender: Female Meaning of Mckenna: "son of the handsome one" Origin of Mckenna: Irish Mckenna's Popularity in 2018: #258

Mckenna Origin and Meaning

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

Mackenzie begat McKenna -- a catchy but very trendy choice. While the Mc or Mac prefix means "son of," this is exclusively a girl's names in the US, with no boys recorded with either spelling of the name.

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Popularity

Rank in US: #258

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Famous People Named Mckenna

Pop Culture References for the name Mckenna

Makenna, Mackena, Makena, Mackendra, Mackenna

Comments

TechnoKitten Says:

2018-12-16T22:52:09

This sounds like a last name,Kenna is better In my opinion.

josephinedagnall Says:

2018-06-02T13:42:09

This is the only patronymic surname I like, but it's gorgeous!

Leah_ Says:

2017-09-17T18:46:05

I can't name that start with the "McK" sound. McKenna, McKenzie, McKayla. They are all awful! McKenna is better than the other two but I still don't like it.

Daiseymae Says:

2017-02-09T16:08:56

It reminds me of the 1969 film "McKenna's Gold" starring Gregory Peck. It is an Irish last name, and it sounds too masculine for a female.

JossieChris Says:

2016-08-30T13:33:55

My husbands cousin used this name though the Makenna version. I loved it as soon as my mother made me watch Somewhere in Time as a child. She now goes by Kenna and is in her teens and lives in another state. Can I still use McKenna? We would rarely see each other but would it be strange when we do? Do I have to ask his cousins permission or just make it known? Or should I just let it go? Even if it's always been the name I wanted to use? I also like Madden and Madigan.

McKenna Says:

2016-08-27T23:38:57

I've never heard a bad comment about my name...just the opposite actually. It is becoming more popular now but it wasn't in 1972. I love my name :)

Wittyusername103 Says:

2016-07-31T01:13:37

You totally should.

Yessica Says:

2016-03-03T04:45:53

How do you pronounce is it like Mackenna or is it like MMM kenna or is it like mcdonalds mc kenna

RoddyThlayli Says:

2015-11-04T18:42:48

I almost got named this.

yvonne_virginia Says:

2015-08-19T00:20:24

YES PLEASE!!!

Sandra Says:

2015-08-18T22:56:34

Beautiful name! I've never known a soul with this name & I've always loved it :-)

Zelliew Says:

2015-06-17T13:07:39

I'm not a fan of the Mc names used as first names

JessicaRK467 Says:

2015-05-01T04:14:20

Overly trendy...

princessmadison Says:

2015-03-19T01:02:08

I hate this name on a girl but I love it on a boy for some reason I don't know why

McKenna Says:

2015-02-07T02:15:22

My names McKenna. (:
These comments are kind of ignorant but whatever.

jordalini Says:

2014-12-08T02:32:46

I had one of those in high school as well. A mean McKenna

jordalini Says:

2014-12-08T02:32:23

I agree. i much prefer Kenna.

niteowl13 Says:

2014-12-08T00:11:57

Kenna is pretty for a girl. I don't see the appeal in Mckenna.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2014-12-07T21:20:46

I am aware it is a surname, but authenticity has nothing to do with whether or not I like a name.

clairels Says:

2014-12-07T20:52:40

I do, but sometimes I wonder whether the people who use it do.

Guest Says:

2014-12-07T20:10:21

Do you all realize that this is an authentic Irish surname and not a made up trend like McKayla? 😕

clairels Says:

2014-12-07T19:41:08

Maybe I'll use it for a boy and blow everyone's minds.

madison786 Says:

2014-12-07T16:56:33

my most hated name

Guest Says:

2014-11-09T23:09:18

I'd like this if people around me didn't say "mc-kenny" which I don't even know how you get that from McKenna.

raevynstar Says:

2014-10-11T11:45:55

I prefer Makenna-it looks more like a name and less like a trend.

unicornluvgirl Says:

2014-10-06T21:54:18

Mean girl at my school named this. Mean McKenna (lol, I don't actually call her that). Not a very nice name in my opinion, anyways.

hellogoodbye111 Says:

2014-08-20T00:24:58

This is weird. This is my friend's last name. Don't name your kid this.