What does Mackenzie mean?
Mackenzie [macken-zie] as a girls' name (also used less generally as boys' name Mackenzie) is pronounced ma-KEN-zee. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Mackenzie is "fire-born; son of the wise ruler". The name's development was also influenced by Cainnech, meaning "good-looking". Originally a surname and male name, but actress Mackenzie Phillips has made it popular as a masculine name for girls. See also Kenzie and Mc- names.
Affiliated girl name: Mackenna.
1 masculine form: Mac.Creative forms:
(female) Mackenise, Marenzie, ..
(male) Mackenmein, Mackenster, .. Middle name pairings:
Mackenzie Dana (M.D.), ..
How popular is Mackenzie?
Mackenzie is a very popular first name for females (#1658 out of 4276, Top 39%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#2515 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Mackenzie was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its apex position of #40 in the U.S. in 2001, and is at #73 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Mackenzie (#73 in 2015) appearing in the Top 2000 are Mckenzie (#151 in 2015), Makenzie (#210), Kenzie (#277) and Mackenna (#1959). Usage of these relations of Mackenzie reached its apex in 2001 (adoption of 0.81%) and is almost as widespread today (adoption 0.6%, ▼26%). Kenzie and Mckenzie are two of the more fashionable baby names in this list.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Jackie▼, Macee, Machelle, Macie▲, Mackendra, Maizie, Makena, Makenna▲, Malanie, Malkie, Mandie, Marcene, Marcenia (see Marcene), Margerie, Marjerie (see Margery), Markee, Markie, Marlene▼, Marleni, Marlenne, Marnie, Maurene, Maxence, Maxene, Maylene, Mazie▼, Mckenna▲, Mickee and Mickie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mackenzie.See names in meaning and etymology.