McKinley: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name McKinley

McKinley

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Girly, but strong and smart.

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I named my daughter Mckinley, only I spelled it Makynlee, because I thought it was prettier that way, lol, she calls herself Kinney instead of Kynlee( shes 2) I LOVE tha mane because it sounds powerful, majestic, & hard to move (like a mountain) but at the same time sounds pretty, unique, and smart!

Hi New person here. We named our Daughter McKinley but we spell it McKinlea, because I thought it was way more femanine looking. My daughters friends call her Kinners, Kinney, KinKin, Mac.

My name is McKinley. It's my family name that we can trace back to my father's side from Scotland in the 1600's but most likely much earlier than that. At least one man of each generation on my dads side have McKinley in their name somewhere. I am the first woman, but have grown to be proud of my name and where it came from. I have to be honest in that I am not a fan of all of these alternate spellings. It's spelled that way for a reason and if you are carrying on such an old name, wouldn't you want it to stay true to it's form? The only technically appropriate spelling would be MacKinley as in Gaelic McK or Mac means"descended of". Also as a woman born in the 80's, it's been difficult enough for people to spell my name correctly without adding any unnecessary flourishes. Just food for thought to anyone who is thinking of naming their daughter McKinley. I can also attest that people do call me all of the nicknames the person noted above.

Nicknames for McKinley: | Edit

Kinley, Kiki, Kinners, KinKin, Mac

Meanings and history of the name McKinley: | Edit

The name 'McKinley' is a variant of the word MacKinley and the meaning is the son of the white warrior or learned ruler. The word can trace its origin in the Gaelic language.

Also could be related to Mt. McKinley...

Famous real-life people named McKinley: | Edit

The 25th president William McKinley.
John McKinley (May 1, 1780 – July 19, 1852) was a U.S. Senator from the state of Alabama and an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court.
Dr. John McKinly (February 24, 1721 – August 31, 1796) was an American physician and politician from Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware. He was a veteran of the French and Indian War, served in the Delaware General Assembly, was the first elected President of Delaware, and for a time was a member of the Federalist Party.
McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913 – April 30, 1983 was the real name of musician Muddy Waters, the "father of modern Chicago blues."

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Mount McKinley

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