Kenny Family History
Kenny Name Meaning
Irish and Scottish:: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coinnigh ‘descendant of Coinneach’ an Old Irish personal name that later came to be treated as equivalent to Scottish Kenneth . This was borne by a 6th-century monk and saint who gave his name to the town of Kilkenny ‘church of Coinneach’. Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cionaodha ‘descendant of Cionaodh’ a personal name of unexplained etymology likewise Anglicized as Kenneth .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press