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What does Macklin mean?

Macklin /mack-lin/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys is of Gaelic derivation, and Macklin means "son of". Macklin is a version of Mac (Gaelic). Maclin is a familiar last name.


Macklin has 3 alternative forms via Mac: Mack, Mackey and Mackie.

Kreatif forms: Maklin, Malklin, Miklin. [more]

How popular is Macklin?

Macklin is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#4893 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Popular alternative forms of Macklin (not ranked) ranked in the Top 1000 are Mack (#803 in 2014) and Mac. Variants like Mackie are seldom used. Adoption of these boy names reached its highest during 1940-1949 (usage of 0.58%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.0985%, down 83%), with the forms Mac and Mack becoming less trendy. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Macklin and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mac, Mack in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Maslin and Masslin. Like Macklin, these names are not frequently used.