US Popularity:3443
Other Origin(s):African, Hawaiian, Swahili
Meaning:Son of Kenneth; Happy one; Abundance
Makena is a gender-neutral name that is rich with meaning, having Scottish Gaelic, Swahili, Hawaiian, and East African roots. Coming from the Scottish name McKenna, it translates to “son of Kenneth,” a truly personal choice if you want to pay homage to baby’s older family members. If you want to tell your bundle of joy that they deserve the world, Makena’s Hawaiian roots translate to “abundance,” making for a perfect fit. In the Swahili and Kiyuku languages in Kenya, Makena means “the happy one,” which is a beautiful way to celebrate your little one’s bubbly, giggly traits. Whether you want to celebrate baby’s endless potential or bright personality, the name Makena will give them plenty of inspiration.

Makena Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Makena is currently #4337 on The Bump
Boy:Makena is currently #2902 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Makena is currently #2405 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Makena is currently #3443 in U.S. births
Boy:Makena is currently #31868 in U.S. births
Girl:Makena is currently #3550 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 217
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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