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Mackenzie is a baby name with centuries of history that still feels fun, fresh, and modern. The name was originally popularized by actress Mackenzie Phillips and has remained popular since 1979.

Meaning of the name Mackenzie:

Scottish: son of the wise ruler
Gaelic: fire-born, handsome

Origin of the name Mackenzie:

Mackenzie is a baby name of Scottish origin derived from the surname Mac Coinnich. The Mac Coinnich clan was one of the most influential families in Scotland for centuries.

Symbolism of the name Mackenzie:

Mackenzie is associated with fire, light, and wisdom.

Baby name Mackenzie

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Gender of the name Mackenzie:

Mackenzie was almost exclusively a boy’s name until the 1970s when it started to gain popularity as a girl’s name in the United States. In the United Kingdom the name is still used more often for boys.

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Number of syllables in the name Mackenzie:


Emotion evoked from the name Mackenzie:

Mackenzie evokes feelings of passion and creativity.

Alternative spellings for the name Mackenzie:

Makenzie, Mckenzie

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Popularity of the name Mackenzie:

According to the Social Security Administration, Mackenzie has been a popular girl’s name since 1979. It reached peak popularity between 2000 and 2016 when it was in the top 100 most popular names. As a boy’s name, Mackenzie ranked in between 1985 and 2001.

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Famous people with the name Mackenzie:

Mackenzies in popular culture:

  • Mackenzie Browning Hellstrom (TV, “The Young and the Restless”)
  • Mackenzie McHale (TV, “The Newsroom”)
  • Mackenzie Zales (webseries, “The Most Popular Girls at School”)


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