First name origins & meanings:
- Old English: Dweller at the king's meadow
- Welsh: Chief hero, royal ruler
First name variations: Kenly, Kenlie, Kenleigh, Kenlea, Kenlee, Kenrick, Kenway, Kennard, Kenrich
Last name origins & meanings:
- Scottish: reduced form of McKenley, a variant of
McKinley, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fionnlaigh.
- English: habitational name from places in Shropshire and Greater
London (formerly Surrey), so named from the Old English personal name
Cēna + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.
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