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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Makenna

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  • A user from California, United States says the name Makenna is of Irish origin and means "Mist on the sea".
  • According to a user from California, United States, the name Makenna is of Hawaiian origin and means "Happy One".
Other origins: English

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International Interest

A variant of McKenna invented in 1985. The name was developed while parents narrowing baby names. The name developed from McKenzie that parents thought to harsh and wanting a name that was easier to say and that was unique. The namesake for Makenna was the movie that parents loved called, "McKenna's Gold." The name has grown in popularity, particularly in Iowa it seems, since 1985 with many spellings. The idea in spelling the name Mkenna was to make it easier to spell and so that it didn't look like a last name.

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Makenna

Makenna Cowgill is an actress, voice actress, and actor. Her career lasted from 2006 to 2010. Makenna was born on September 11th, 1998.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1982 8 8 0
1983 10 10 0
1984 7 7 0
1985 19 19 0
1986 14 14 0
1987 20 20 0
1988 27 27 0
1989 34 34 0
1990 38 38 0
1991 80 80 0
1992 107 107 0
1993 130 130 0
1994 212 212 0
1995 312 312 0
1996 453 445 8
1997 600 600 0
1998 627 627 0
1999 1,114 1,114 0
2000 1,163 1,163 0
2001 1,216 1,216 0
2002 1,323 1,323 0
2003 1,451 1,451 0
2004 1,463 1,463 0
2005 1,618 1,618 0
2006 1,492 1,492 0
2007 1,459 1,459 0
2008 1,473 1,473 0
2009 1,369 1,369 0
2010 1,541 1,541 0
2011 1,450 1,450 0
2012 1,385 1,385 0
2013 1,290 1,290 0
2014 1,144 1,144 0
2015 1,113 1,113 0
2016 1,018 1,018 0
2017 971 971 0

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International Interest for Makenna

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Makenna as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Makenna

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  • How Popular is the name Makenna? Makenna is the 1,443rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Makenna have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 27,751 babies born with the first name Makenna in the United States. That's more than enough people named Makenna to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Makenna? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1982 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Makenna born? The highest recorded use of the first name Makenna was in 2005 with a total of 1,618 babies. That's a lot of babies named Makenna!
  • Random Makenna Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Makenna ranks 95th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Iowa. Imagine that, 32 babies in Iowa have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Makenna: Your name in reverse order is Annekam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nnamake. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Makenna born Jun 19, 2008

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Africa approximately on 1825. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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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).
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