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Makena is actually Hawaiian in origin, meaning "abundance".
-- billson808  12/7/2005
A lot of people mistake this name with the Irish surname-turned-given-name Makenna (meaning "Son of Kenneth").
-- Pheadirean  8/22/2006
The name is only for females. It is also common among the Meru, Embu and Mbeere peoples.
-- wikiwaka  9/16/2009
Pronounced Mah KAY Nuh.
-- Anonymous User  10/7/2010
It's certainly better than McKenna, but not a lot. They're too similar, and a lot of ignorant parents will probably be thinking they just named their daughter a "unique" version of McKenna, when they just saddled her with an entirely different name all together.
-- Black_X  7/18/2011
No, this name is for both genders. It is traditionally unisex; the Kikuyu do not interpret 'masculine' and 'feminine' names the way we do. As for famous bearers, actress Helen Hunt has a daughter named Makena, born 2004.
-- Anonymous User  4/7/2013
Actor Taylor Lautner has a younger sister named Makena.
-- mmcurliq42311  5/14/2013
My son had a boy with this name in his first grade class (2012-13), and it was pronounced "mə-KEN-ə". When first hearing the name, I assumed the gender of the child would be feminine. However, first impressions can be wrong and can be changed! This young boy is very energetic and very much a boy, and the name suits him very well.
-- Anonymous User  6/27/2013

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