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Mckenzie is a modern English baby name that comes from the Irish surname meaning “son of Kenneth”. Mckenzie is following the trend of giving patronymic surnames as first names. Mckenzie is not as popular as the name Mackenzie but makes for a cute alternative spelling.

Meaning of the name Mckenzie:

Irish: son of Kenneth
Gaelic: born of fire

Origin of the name Mckenzie:

Mckenzie is an Irish surname meaning “son of Kenneth” that has come into use as a modern English given name. Mckenzie also possibly means “born of fire”. It is a variant spelling of the name Mackenzie.

Symbolism of the name Mckenzie:

Since it’s discovery, fire has played a key role in human development. While fire may be thought of as dangerous, there is an old adage that fire can destroy but it also bakes the bread.

Style of the name Mckenzie:


Gender of the name Mckenzie:

Mckenzie is primarily a girl's name, but can also be used for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Mckenzie:


Number of syllables in the name Mckenzie:


Emotion evoked from the name Mckenzie:

Mckenzie evokes feelings of youth and enthusiasm.

Alternative spellings for the name Mckenzie:

Mackenzie, Mckenzy, Makenzie, Mackynzie, Mackenzye

Nicknames for the name Mckenzie:

Popularity of the name Mckenzie:

According to the Social Security Administration, Mckenzie first entered the top 1000 baby girl names in 1984 and peaked at #133 in 2000.

Related names for the name Mckenzie:

Great middle names for the name Mckenzie and their meanings:

  • Anne (grace)
  • Dara (pearl of wisdom; gift; or oak tree)
  • Roisin (little rose)
  • Etain (jealousy)
  • Alanna (handsome, cheerful)
  • Cassidy (curly-haired)
  • Kori (lamb)
  • Rose (the flower)
  • Jane (god is gracious)
  • Margaret (pearl)
  • Cecily (blind)

Famous people with the name Mckenzie:

  • McKenzie Kate Westmore (American actress)
  • McKenzie Small (Canadian actress and singer)
  • McKenzie Lee (English actress)
  • McKenzie Berryhill (American soccer player)

Mckenzies in popular culture:

  • McKenzie “Mack” (film, Teen Beach Movie series)
  • McKenzie Chase (film, “The Contractor”)
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