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What does Mackey mean?

Mackey [mack-ey] as a boys' name. Mackey's root is Gaelic, and the meaning of the name Mackey is "son of". Mackey is an alternate spelling of Mac (Gaelic) with the suffix -key.

Associated with: gaelic.


Mackey has 1 variant: Mackie.

Mackey has 2 more alternative forms via Mac: Mack and Macklin.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Macken, Mckey, ..

(female) Mackeyta, Mackta, ..

How popular is Mackey?

Mackey is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#1075 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is an analysis of the history of the boy name Mackey and associated names. Prominent related forms of Mackey (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 are Mack (#803 last year), Mac (#1150) and Mackie. These forms of Mackey were popular as baby names in the 1890s (median #1018) and have become much less popular since (#1317, 81%), with the version Mack falling out of fashion. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mac, Mack, Mackie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mackey and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Mackey is alike in pronunciation to Maccoy, Macgee, Macghee, Makai, Mccoy, Mcgee, Mckay, Mickey, Micky, Mikey and Miky. Other recommended names are Buckey, Cacey, Dacey, Hacket, Jacey, Jacky, Kacey, Lacey, Mabrey, Mace, Maceo, Macey, Machen, Macy, Magee, Maik, Maks, Manley, Markel, Markey, Marley, Massey, Matvey, Maxey, Maxie, Maxy, Mayes, Miche, Mick, Mike, Myke, Nickey, Packer, Packey, Rickey and Zackery. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mackey.