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What does Mackey mean?

Mackey Pronunciation of Mackey [mack-ey] as a boys' name has its root in Gaelic, and the meaning of the name Mackey is "son of". Mackey is an alternate spelling of Mac (Gaelic).

Associated with: gaelic.


Mackey has 1 variant: Mackie.

2 more alternative forms via Mac: Mack and Macklin.

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

(female) Mackke, Mackko, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mackey Ronnie (M.R.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Mackey (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 are Mack (#661 last year), Mac (#1096), Macklin (#1728) and Mackie. These forms of Mackey were popular as baby names in the 1890s (median #1264) and have become much less popular since (#1371, 72%), with the version Mack falling out of fashion. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mac, Mack, Mackie, Macklin 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.

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