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What does Machen mean?

Machen Pronunciation of Machen [machen] as a boys' name has its root in Gaelic, and the name Machen means "early". Machen is a version of Mochan (Gaelic).

Associated with: gaelic.


Machen has 1 variant: Machon.

5 more alternative forms via Mochan: Machent, Machin, Mason, Massen and Masson.

Creative forms:
(male) Malchen, ..


Middle name pairings:
Machen Kaedyn (M.K.), ..

How popular is Machen?

Machen is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#13957 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Mason (#3 a year ago) is the only popular related form of Machen (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Machon, are seldom used. Adoption of this relation of Machen reached its peak less than a decade ago (usage of 1%) and is almost as widespread today (usage 0.9%, 13.1% less). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mason in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Machen is alike in pronunciation to Maccowen, Macon and Mccain. Other recommended names are Eachan, Jacen, Jachin, Lathen, Mace, Maceo, Macey, Macgee, Macghee (see Magee), Machenry, Mackey, Makena, Malden, Mallen, Manten (see Manton), Marden, Marlen, Marten, Marven, Maslen, Mathe, Mather, Matheu, Mathew, Maxson, Mayhew, Miche, Michel, Nathen, Sachsen (see Saxe) and Vachel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Machen.