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What does Mckenzie mean?

Mckenzie Pronunciation of Mckenzie [mcken-zie] as a girls' name (also used less regularly as boys' name Mckenzie) is pronounced ma-KEN-zee. It is of Scottish origin, and the meaning of Mckenzie is "the fair one". See also Mackenzie and Kenzie.

Related girl name: Mckenna.

Associated with: scottish, fair (beautiful).


3 different relations via Kenzie, Mackenzie: Mackenzey, Makensie and Makenzie.

Creative forms:
(female) Mckenisa, Mckenise, ..

(male) Mckenas, Mckenni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mckenzie Henley (M.H.), ..

How popular is Mckenzie?

Mckenzie is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2480 out of 4276, Top 58%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#544 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Mckenzie was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its peak rank of #133 in the U.S. in the year 2000, and is currently at #151. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mckenzie name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mckenzie outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Mckenzie (#151 via latest list) ranked in the Top 2000 are Kenzie (#277 via latest list), Mackenzie (#73), Makenzie (#210) and Mckenna (#248). Other variants, like Mackenzey, are seldom used. These forms of Mckenzie were popular a decade ago (adoption of 0.9%) and are almost as popular today (adoption 0.7%, down 25%). Kenzie, Mckenna and Mckenzie are three of the more trendy names for newborns in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mckenzie, Kenzie, Mackenzie, Makenzie, Mckenna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kenzie, Mackenzie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Bennie, Brendie, Brenie, Dennie, Eugenie, Genie, Gennie, Glennie, Gwennie, Henie, Hennie, Henrie, Jenie, Jennie, Kezzie, Kinzie, Lynzie, Mackendra, Mackenna, Maizie, Makena, Makenna, Malanie, Mandie, Marnie, Maxence, Maxene, Mazie, Mckaylee, Medie, Meggie, Melanie, Melannie, Melene, Mellie, Melonie, Melonnie, Melvie, Mercie, Merrie, Mickee, Mickie, Mikelle, Milzie, Mindie, Minnie, Mitzie, Monnie, Morene, Mylene, Myrene, Pennie, Queenie, Quenbie, Renie, Rennie, Scherie, Teenie, Tifennie (see Tiffany) and Wendie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Mckenzie.

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