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Meaning and Name Origin

Mackey \m(ac)-key\ as a boys' name. Mackey's root is Gaelic, and the meaning of the name Mackey is "son of". Mackey is a variation of Mac (Gaelic): Scottish and Irish surname prefix used as a given name or nickname. Scarce as a birth name for boys.


Mackey has 1 variant: Mackie.

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


Mackey is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#1059 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Mackey and associated names. Prominent related forms of Mackey (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 are Mack (#803 last year) and Mac. These boy names were at the height of their popularity during 1940-1949 and have become much less popular since, with the versions Mac and Mack becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mac, Mack 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, Mckay, Mickey, Micky and Mikey. Other recommended similar baby names are Mace, Maceo, Macey, Macy, Markey, Massey, Maxey and Packey. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mackey.