Mackenzie - boys name

Mackenzie name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 78%

Mackenzie name meaning:

The name MacKenzie is of Scottish origin and is primarily used as a surname derived from the Gaelic name Mac Coinnich. It is also occasionally used as a given name for boys. The name MacKenzie has different meanings depending on its origins. As a Scottish surname, MacKenzie means "son of Coinneach" or "son of Kenneth." Coinneach is the Gaelic form of Kenneth, which itself derives from the Celtic word "ken" meaning "fire" or "born of fire." This suggests that the name MacKenzie conveys associations with strength, passion, and vitality.

In recent years, MacKenzie has become more popular as a given name for boys. In this context, its meaning can be interpreted as a combination of the traditional Scottish meanings and a modern twist. As a first name, MacKenzie can be seen as a unisex name, as it is also used for girls. It may represent a blend of traditional masculinity and contemporary gender fluidity, with its strong and powerful connotations paired with a more modern and inclusive perspective. Overall, the name MacKenzie carries historical significance while also embracing contemporary trends in naming.

Origin: Celtic

Child of the wise leader.


Surnames, Unisex names

Other boys names beginning with M


Overall UK ranking: 1055 out of 4789

27 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (401)

Historical popularity of Mackenzie

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