Mac - boys name

Mac name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 75%

Mac name meaning:

The name Mac is derived from the Gaelic word "mac" or "mhac," which means "son" or "boy." It is a common prefix in Scottish and Irish surnames, indicating "son of." The name Mac can also be seen as a shortened form of the name Mackenzie, which is of Scottish origin and means "son of Kenneth."

In addition to its Gaelic roots, Mac has also gained popularity as a standalone given name. It is often chosen for its simplicity and strong, masculine sound. The name Mac can evoke traits such as strength, courage, and leadership. It is often associated with individuals who are confident, determined, and ambitious.

Overall, the name Mac carries a sense of masculinity and tradition. It can be seen as a nod to one's Scottish or Irish heritage and can also be chosen for its strong and straightforward qualities.

Origin: Celtic

Taken from Mackenzie.

Related names

Mac , Macerio, Pip

Other boys names beginning with M


Overall UK ranking: 1218 out of 4789

22 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (221)

Historical popularity of Mac

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