[ 3 syll. (m)(c)ki-nley, mc-kinl-ey ] The baby girl name Mckinley is also used as a boy name, though it is slightly more popular for girls. It is pronounced as MaaKIHNLiy- †. Mckinley is of Scottish origin. The name Mckinley means 'child of the learned ruler'. Forms of Mckinley include the names Mckinlee and Mckinleigh.
Mckinley is rather popular as a baby girl name, and it is also perceived as trendy. The name has been growing in popularity since the 2000s. Its usage peaked modestly in 2012 with 0.035% of baby girls being named Mckinley. It had a ranking of #457 then. Among all girl names in its family, Mckinley was the most popular in 2012. Although Mckinley is somewhat used more commonly as a baby girl name today, there was a period prior to 1966 that it was more popular with boys. After 2006, increasingly the name became more popular with baby girls than with boys.
† English pronunciation for Mckinley: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"