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What does Mackinlay mean?

Mackinlay Pronunciation of Mackinlay [mackin-lay] as a boys' name has its root in Gaelic, and the meaning of the name Mackinlay is "son of the white warrior; learned ruler". Mackinlay is an alternate spelling of Mackinley (Gaelic).

Associated with: gaelic, white, warrior, ruler (king).


Mackinlay has 2 variants: Mckinlay and Mckinley.

Creative forms:
(male) Mackinsey, Markinlay, ..

(female) Mackinna, Mackinnie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mackinlay Efren (M.E.), ..

How popular is Mackinlay?

Mackinlay is an unusual first name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#107038 out of 150436, Top 71%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Mckinley (#1980 from current records) is the only prominent related form of Mackinlay (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of this form of Mackinlay was widespread among parents a century ago and is now much lower. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Barklay (see Barclay), Fairlay, Finlay, Maccray, Machenry, Machin, Mackensie, Mackenzie, Mackey, Mackie, Mackinac, Macklin, Macmurray, Macneal, Macniel, Makena, Makenna, Malkiel, Malkiya (see Malki), Manley, Manly, Mccaulay, Mckay and Mckenna. Like Mackinlay, these names are not frequently used.

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