Origin and Meaning of the Name MacKinley
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Used in: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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