Name: Kinley

Origin and Meaning of the Name Kinley

  • Meaning:
    Fair hero
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Fair hero
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (KIN lee)
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Miscellaneous Info for Kinley

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Probably a back-formation from the surname MacKinley.

    "Kinley" is an anglicization of Fhionnlaoich (Fionnlaigh/Fionnlagh), a patronymic from the early personal name that was later anglicized as Finley.
    It is composed of the elements fionn (white, fair) and laoch (warrior, hero); hence the meaning "fair hero".

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