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Mackenzie (boy)

What does Mackenzie mean?

Mackenzie Pronunciation of Mackenzie [macken-zie] as a boys' name (also used more regularly as girls' name Mackenzie) is pronounced ma-KEN-zee. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Mackenzie is "son of the wise ruler".

Associated with: irish, wise, ruler (king).


Mackenzie has 3 variants: Mackensie, Mckensie and Mckenzie.

Related boy name: Mac.

2 feminine forms: Mackenna and Mckenzie.

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Middle name pairings:
Mackenzie Jionni (M.J.), ..

How popular is Mackenzie?

Mackenzie is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#2515 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Mackenzie was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its top rank of #366 in the U.S. in the year 1994, but is not ranked currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Mackenzie listed in the Top 2000 are Mac (#1096 in 2015) and Mckenzie. Adoption of these relations of Mackenzie was well-received in the year 1994 and has become significantly lower since, with the version Mackenzie becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mackenzie, Mac, Mckenzie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Blakenie (see Blakeney), Jackie, Macerio, Macgee, Machen, Machenry, Machent, Mackario (see Makarios), Mackey, Mackie, Mackinac, Mackinlay, Mackinley, Macklin, Macniel, Makani, Makena, Makenna, Mannie, Markeece, Markeese, Markese, Markize, Maxence, Mckenna, Mckennon and Zackie. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mackenzie.

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