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What does Macdonald mean?

Macdonald Pronunciation of Macdonald [mac-don-ald] as a boys' name is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Macdonald is "son of Donald". The McDonalds were a powerful Scottish clan.

Associated with: scottish, gaelic, powerful, clan (surname).


Macdonald has 1 variant: Mcdonald.

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Middle name pairings:
Macdonald Michael (M.M.), ..

How popular is Macdonald?

Macdonald is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#685 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Macdonald has not been recorded in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Donald, Maccowan (see Macgowan), Macdougal, Macdowell, Macedonio, Macgowan, Machon, Mackinac, Macneal, Macon, Mainard, Maldon, Mardon, Marlond, Maynard, Mcdougal, Mcdowell, Ranald, Raynald and Ronald. These names tend to be more commonly used than Macdonald.

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