Name: MacKenna

Origin and Meaning of the Name MacKenna

  • Meaning:
    Son of Cionaodh
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Son of Kenneth
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (ma KEN ah)
  • Form of:
    Itself (MacKenna)
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Miscellaneous Info for MacKenna

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  • 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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