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Well my name is Kenna and my father's name is Kenneth. I was born in 1989 and I never met anyone with my name until I was in the 2nd grade and to this day that is still the only person that I have ever met that has my name. Also I have never been able to find things like name tags .. personalized things with my name on them .. unless they were specially made. I never knew where my name originated.
-- Anonymous User  12/12/2004
I was born in 1980. My father's name is Kenneth, so I was aptly named Kenna. My mother's name is Bambi, so I'm glad they chose Kenna instead of Bambina. I've never met another Kenna spelled exactly the same, and most people can't pronounce it correctly. I also can never find personalized things in my name, but there is always stuff for McKenna. I personally love my name, and its uniqueness.
-- Anonymous User  10/1/2005
A pleasant and much classier alternative to the tacky, overused McKenna.
-- Anonymous User  3/19/2006
I heard that Kenna means "born of fire."
-- little_kit  4/15/2006
I didn't like having this name as a kid because no one else did, and I wanted to have a name buddy too. :( But I got over it. It still makes me really, really angry, though, when people ask me if my name is short for McKenna.
-- KennaIsADroid  11/11/2006
There's a musical artist named Kenna.
-- Anonymous User  11/11/2006
Kenna does mean born of fire, because it comes from the name "Cinaed" (via Kenneth). This is also a nickname for "Mackenzie" or "Makenna/McKenna".
-- Anonymous User  5/2/2007
My daughter's name is Kenna, and yes, she was named after my father, Kenneth. At the time, I thought I had made up the name. As I read the postings from ALL THE OTHER KENNAS I have to think you're all not as alone as you thought you were! In our experience though, we've only met one other Kenna and she was a Dutch stewardess. Random, huh? Anyway, we have since found references for Kenna in Scandanavian and Irish. One meant "fire spirit" and the other meant "beloved" (as in the Eng word, "ken"). My Kenna doesn't get the "McKenna" thing too much but she does get asked if she was named after a country in Africa! No biggie. Mostly, her name fits her and she is a vibrant, artistic, spunky, self-possessed young woman (born in '84). It's a pretty name and we all still really love it.
-- leananshae  11/25/2007
I just remembered some funny things my daughter, Kenna, has said in her life about her name. In my first memory, when she was about 4 or 5, she's strapped in her carseat going down a country road with me in the car. We passed a freshly harvested cornfield where about a thousand migrating geese were foraging for food. Kenna hollered, "Wazzat?!" I answered, "Geese, honey, those are Canada geese." Silence. Then in a sing-song voice, Kenna started chanting, basically to herself, "Kenna da geese, Mommy da geese, Daddy da geese." I was so overwhelmed with laughter, I had to pull the car over and get my breath back. Funny baby! Well, to this day she is Kenna-da-goose!

The other memory I have was when Kenna was in the 1st or 2nd grade. She came home one day from school looking very introspective. When I asked her what was on her mind, she said, "Mommy, why did you name me after a President who got his brains shot?" I was stunned and bewildered! "What? What do you mean?" "Well, on my cubby at school, there's a card with my first name and last name initial on it and today we learned about President Kennedy." Our last name starts with "D". "Kenna D." Poor kid! Well, since then, she's actually used it to her advantage. When people are one-upping each other at a party or something, Kenna spouts, "Well, I'M a Kennedy!" Funny!
-- leananshae  11/27/2007
I like this name. It's so much nicer than the tacky and trendy McKenna. It'd be a nice name to use to honor a relative named Kenneth.
-- Skittsie13  1/10/2008
It just doesn't sound right to me. On the one hand, it sounds like Ken with an 'a' added to it. On the other hand, it sounds like one of these tacky names that sound strange on grown-ups. The name simply lacks all beauty and sophistication.
-- slight night shiver  4/26/2008
It can also be a short form of McKenna.
-- diamondberries  10/1/2008
VERY lovely name! For all of you haters, just lay off, if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say ANYTHING at all.
-- Anonymous User  4/12/2009
That's funny, my husband and I plan on naming our baby girl "Kenna" because my maiden name is Kennedy. I think it's a lovely name!
-- Anonymous User  5/9/2009
So I originally commented saying that I'd never met anyone with my name before. I've recently met two little girls named Kenna. The name is experiencing an upswing in popularity maybe?
-- KennaIsADroid  6/23/2009
I like it! It's short, simple, and pretty. MUCH better than McKenna.
-- Chrila96  8/10/2010
This is my nickname and everyone pretty much calls me it... I LOVE this name because it is so unique and I have never met anyone else with this name.
-- TaylorSwift  11/1/2010
My Daughter's name is Kenna Nicole Ann (and last name). She was named after a very dear friend of mine and her father's. Kenna (Our friend), Kenna, our daughter, and one other Kenna about my daughter's age are the only three I have ever heard of... she gets a little upset when we can't find her name on mugs and key chains (novelty items when we visit places) but she loves her name. Her friends do as well. I bet she gets babies named after her by her friends...
-- Carey1971  12/13/2014
I just came across this post. I am Irish and my grandmothers maiden name was kenna it was pronounced kee - na .
-- Laura rose  12/18/2014

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