Kenna

First Name
10k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
4k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kenna

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  • A user from California, United States says the name Kenna means "Beautiful and Fire".
  • A user from West Virginia, United States says the name Kenna is of Scottish origin and means "Pretty and knowledgeable".
  • A submission from Arizona, United States says the name Kenna means "Knowledge" and is of English origin.
  • A submission from Georgia, United States says the name Kenna means "Gift".
Other origins: German

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Wiktionary
  1. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Kenna

Kenna is an alternative rock, funk, indie rock, and alternative dance musician. He was most prominent from 2001 to present. Kenna was given the name Kenna Zemedkun in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Kenna James is a poker player.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kenna

Michael was born in 1953.

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Kenna is an alternative rock, funk, indie rock, and alternative dance musician. He was most prominent from 2001 to present. Kenna was given the name Kenna Zemedkun in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Jeff Kenna is a soccer player for the IMG Academy, Southampton F.C., Blackburn Rovers F.C., Tranmere Rovers F.C., Wigan Athletic F.C., Birmingham City F.C., Derby County F.C., Kidderminster Harriers F.C., Galway United F.C. (1937–2011), St Patrick's Athletic F.C., and Republic of Ireland national. Jeff was born on August 27th, 1970 in Dublin.

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Edward "Ted" Kenna is a military person. His military service ended in 1946.

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Paul Aloysius Kenna is a military person.

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Conor Kenna is a soccer player for the Bray Wanderers F.C., Cherry Orchard F.C., Shelbourne F.C., University College Dublin A.F.C., Drogheda United F.C., St Patrick's Athletic F.C., Shamrock Rovers F.C., Republic of Ireland national under-17 football team, and Republic of Ireland national under-23. Conor was born on November 21st, 1984 in Dublin, Ireland.

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How popular is the baby name Kenna in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 7 0 7
1922 6 0 6
1924 11 5 6
1929 5 5 0
1930 7 7 0
1931 6 6 0
1934 14 7 7
1935 7 7 0
1936 6 6 0
1937 8 8 0
1938 11 11 0
1939 11 11 0
1940 21 12 9
1941 16 16 0
1942 17 17 0
1943 25 25 0
1944 39 31 8
1945 25 25 0
1946 28 28 0
1947 26 26 0
1948 39 34 5
1949 44 38 6
1950 31 31 0
1951 53 47 6
1952 39 39 0
1953 43 43 0
1954 55 50 5
1955 56 56 0
1956 80 69 11
1957 70 65 5
1958 58 58 0
1959 70 63 7
1960 73 66 7
1961 69 69 0
1962 66 66 0
1963 78 78 0
1964 88 88 0
1965 68 68 0
1966 59 59 0
1967 56 51 5
1968 67 67 0
1969 71 71 0
1970 79 79 0
1971 81 81 0
1972 87 79 8
1973 77 77 0
1974 73 73 0
1975 73 73 0
1976 64 64 0
1977 85 85 0
1978 64 64 0
1979 65 60 5
1980 72 72 0
1981 78 72 6
1982 80 80 0
1983 66 66 0
1984 85 85 0
1985 107 97 10
1986 81 81 0
1987 81 81 0
1988 105 105 0
1989 102 102 0
1990 112 112 0
1991 107 107 0
1992 107 98 9
1993 104 104 0
1994 129 129 0
1995 140 140 0
1996 156 156 0
1997 171 171 0
1998 192 187 5
1999 205 205 0
2000 215 215 0
2001 239 239 0
2002 286 286 0
2003 301 301 0
2004 319 319 0
2005 293 293 0
2006 289 289 0
2007 348 343 5
2008 335 335 0
2009 377 377 0
2010 327 318 9
2011 323 316 7
2012 308 298 10
2013 257 251 6
2014 329 329 0
2015 428 421 7
2016 452 441 11
2017 403 403 0
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Kenna

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Kenna as a first name

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Popularity of Kenna as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kenna U.S.
  White 89.55% 64.26%
  African American 1.72% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.29% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.91% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kenna

People with the last name Kenna are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Kenna

  • How Popular is the name Kenna? Kenna is the 2,416th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kenna was the 8,586th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kenna have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,486 babies born with the first name Kenna in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kenna to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kenna? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Kenna first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kenna is Friday, June 24th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Kenna born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kenna was in 2016 with a total of 441 babies.
  • Random Kenna Factoid: According to the 1956 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kenna is not a popular baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1956.
  • Weird things about the name Kenna: Your name in reverse order is Annek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Kanen. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kenna? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,837 people with the last name Kenna.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kenna? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Kenna as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.