Meaning and Name Origin
Mackenzie \m(a)-cken-zie, mack(e)-nzie\ 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.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Mackenna.
Mackenzie has 1 masculine form: Mac.
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 (#2574 out of 88799, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Mackenzie for girls. Mackenzie was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its apex position of #40 in the U.S. in 2001, and is at #69 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Mackenzie and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Mackenzie (#69 in 2014) appearing in the Top 1000 are Mckenzie (#145 in 2014), Makenzie (#181) and Kenzie (#244). Usage of these girl names reached its apex in 2013 and is almost as widespread today. Kenzie (#244), Mckenzie (#145), Mackenzie (#69) and Makenzie (#181) are four of the more fashionable baby names in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)