Origin and Meaning of the Name MacKenna
Miscellaneous Info for MacKenna
Used in:English and Gaelic speaking countries
Additional Info:Anglicized Scottish surname.
Cionaodh (or Cionaoith/Cináed) gave the English name Kenneth.
Cionaodh is a personal name which is probably composed of the elements cion ‘respect, affection’ and Aodh 'fire, flame', a Gaelic personal name, originally the name of the Celtic god of fire. The personal name thus probably means ‘'beloved of Aodh’.
The "Mac-" prefix in Scottish names means "son of."
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