Makena

Makena - A very unique female name



  Aug 17,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Makena, meaning happy one, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1988 on position #3514. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Makena and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Makena? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Makena. The baby girl name Makena was given to 203 baby girls in 2012, ranking #991 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 6,962 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Makena peaked in popularity 14 years ago in 2005 on position 716.



Famous with this name

Makena Taylor
Greta Makena Gibson
Makena Buchanan


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Makena is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Makena is currently topping the baby name charts in Hawaii at position #122 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #1,879.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Makena is where you live.


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Makena origin and meaning

Makena is a 6 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means happy one. To see famous people named Makena, pop culture references for the name Makena and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Makena

We've found the following names that sound similar to Makena, sorted by popularity.

Megan / Maxine / Meghan / Meagan / Mckenna / Makenna / Meaghan / Maegan / Meghann / Magen /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012991
20111077
2010917
2009969
2008856
2007895
2006803
2005716
2004842
2003825
2002782
20011143
20001061
19991206
19981261
19971336
19961828
19951712
19942440
19932721
19923029
19913991
19883514

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Hawaii122
Washington436
Kentucky479
Oregon573
California603
Wisconsin747
Arizona757
Minnesota844
Missouri896
Ohio896
Indiana970
Pennsylvania1060
New York1238
Illinois1255
North Carolina1307
Michigan1331
Texas1697
Florida1879

Even more about Makena


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Makena a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Makena?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2005
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Makena
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 6,962
Letter count 6
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1988
2012 births +203

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