US Popularity:976
Other Origin(s):Gaelic
Meaning:White warrior; Blessed
McKinley is a gender-neutral name of Scottish origin that is derived from the Gaelic last name Mac Fhionnlaigh, meaning “white warrior” or “blessed.” McKinley’s initial use as a first name was primarily for boys; however, over the years, it has become a beloved name for girls, too. McKinley flourished in popularity during the late 19th century when President McKinley was in office. McKinley receded to the sidelines shortly until it emerged again as a popular girl’s name with a subtler capitalization and some spelling variations. If you wish to honor your Gaelic heritage, McKinley is a wonderful name for baby.

Famous People Named McKinley

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  • Chuck McKinley
    Tennis Player
  • William McKinley
    United States President
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