Quick Facts on Kinley
- Gaelic, Scottish
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Fair skinned warrior
Characteristics of Kinley
Etymology & Historical Origin - Kinley
The name Kinley is a 21st century coinage and particular to the United States. It is most likely a truncated version of the Scottish surname McKinley. McKinley developed as a surname from a medieval Gaelic personal name “MacFhionnlaigh” meaning son of a ‘white skinned warrior’ from the elements “fionn” (fair, white skinned) and “laoch” (warrior). It is thought to have been in reference to Norsemen (those pesky Vikings who kept raiding the British Isles). McKinley is also occasionally found in Ireland as Mac an Leagha, meaning the son of a physician or medicine man. In the United States, the surname McKinley was held by the 25th U.S. President and the highest American mountain located in Alaska (which was later renamed Denali).
Popularity of the Name Kinley
McKinley and Kinley both appeared on the U.S. naming charts in 2006, making them some of our newest inventions. American parents have opted for Kinley over McKinley from day-one, but both are showing growth on the charts. Almost a Top 200 favorite in five shorts years, Kinley is catching the attention of American parents. We don’t really get all the fuss. Kinley is not a name that easily rolls off the tongue, but it does match trends that favor K names for girls and the “ee” sounding suffix (like Kinsey, Kelsey). We just don’t think this name has a lot of pizzazz or excitement. It’s just a little, well, cutesy.
Popularity of the Girl Name Kinley
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Kinley
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Kinley
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Popular Songs on Kinley
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Kinley
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Famous People Named Kinley
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Children of Famous People Named Kinley
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Kinley - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Girl Name Kinley
The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature. They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.
Variations of the Baby Name - Kinley