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Mckinley Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Mckinley is of Scottish origin.

The meaning of Mckinley is "son of kinley".  

It is also of Gaelic origin, where its meaning is "Patronymic surname, son of Fhionnlaoich (fair haired warrior), a name given to viking invaders ".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 381  in baby name popularity for girls with 850 occurrences.  It ranked 1995 in popular baby names for boys with 71 occurrences. 

View the Mckinley Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Mckinley has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Mckinley to other names.


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