Meaning and name origin
Mackenzie \m(a)-cken-zie, mack(e)-nzie\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Mackenna.
There is 1 masculine form of Mackenzie: Mac.
Mackenzie is a very popular first name for females (#1658 out of 4276, Top 39%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2574 out of 88799, Top 3%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Mackenzie for girls. Mackenzie reached its highest rank of #40 in the U.S. in 2001. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Mackenzie and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Mackenzie (#69), Mckenzie (#145), Makenzie (#181), Kenzie (#244) and Mackenna. (2014 statistics).