Name: MacKinley

Origin and Meaning of the Name MacKinley

  • Meaning:
    Son of Fhionnlaoich
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Son of Finley
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (ma KIN lee)
  • Form of:
    Itself (MacKinley)
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Miscellaneous Info for MacKinley

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    English and Gaelic speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    MacKinley is a Scottish surname, traditionally denoting membership in the MacKinley clan.

    "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".

    The Mac- prefix in Scottish names means "son of."

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