[ 3 syll. ma-ke-na, mak-ena ] The baby girl name Makena is also used as a boy name, though the use for girls is far more popular. It is pronounced Maa-KEY-Naa- †. Makena's origin is African-Swahili, and its use, African, English, and Swahili. The meaning of Makena is 'happiness'.
Makena has 13 forms. Forms of the name include Mackena, Mackenah, Makeana, Makeanah, Makeena, Makeenah, Makenah, Makenna, Makennah, Makinna, Makyna, and Makynah. Another English variant is the familiar form Mac.
See also the related category swahili.
Makena is an uncommon baby girl name. At the modest height of its usage in 2005, 0.019% of baby girls were named Makena. It was #716 in rank then. The baby name has steeply slipped in popularity since then, and is currently used only on a very light scale. In 2018, within the family of girl names directly related to Makena, Makenna was the most popular. In the last century Makena has primarily been a baby girl name.
Baby names that sound like Makena include MacKinney, Mackenah, Mackenna, Maelynn, Magena, Mahanaem, Mahanaym, Mahanayme, Mahasin, Mahogane, Mahogney, Maigan, Majime, Makana, Makanee, Makaney, Makani, Makanie, Makany, and Makenah.
† Pronunciation for Makena: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"