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Mackenzie is simply an alternative spelling of the popular unisex baby name Mackenize. It's not as commonly used as the original, but this version has a more feminine feel since it ends with an “i.” Mackenzi pairs well with traditional middle names, like Rose and Nicole, but we also like it with more unique options, like Aspen and Lennon. It even comes with a handful of cute nicknames.

Meaning of the name Mackenzi:

Scottish: Child of the bright one

Origin of the name Mackenzi:

Mackenzi is derived from the Gaelic surname MacCoinnich, which means “son of Coinneach” or “child of the bright one.”

Symbolism of the name Mackenzi:

Because it means “child of the bright one,” some may choose Mackenzi to honor a new baby's mother or father. It may also be chosen to honor your baby's Scottish or Gaelic roots.

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Gender of the name Mackenzi:

Mackenzi is a unisex name, though it's more common for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Mackenzi:


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Emotion evoked from the name Mackenzi:

The baby name Mackenzi evokes images of someone who enjoys traveling and meeting new people.

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Popularity of the name Mackenzi:

According to the Social Security Administration, Mackenzi has never been a top 1,000 baby name for girls in the United States.

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