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What does Macklin mean?

Macklin /mack-lin/ as a name for boys is of Gaelic derivation, and Macklin means "son of". Macklin is a version of Mac (Gaelic) with the suffix -klin.

Associated with: gaelic.


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

Kreatif forms:
(male) Mackin, Malvlin, ..

(female) Macken, Macklini, ..

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)


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

Popular alternative forms of Macklin (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000 are Mack (#803 in 2014), Mac (#1150) and Mackie. Adoption of these relations of Macklin reached its highest in the 1890s (average #1018) and is now significantly lower, with the form Mack becoming somewhat dated. Shown below is a comparison of the history of the boy name Macklin and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names


Macklin is pronounced similarly to Mcclain. Other recommended names are Acelin, Carlin, Cattlin, Dallin, Francklin (see Franklin), Franklin, Galin, Gamlin, Garlin, Gaylin, Haakin, Hamblin, Hamelin, Hamlin, Harkin, Harlin, Hawkin, Jacqin, Jaelin, Jailin, Jalin, Jaylin, Kaelin, Kalin, Karlin, Katlin, Kattlin, Kirklin, Laikin, Larkin, Macalpin, Macerio, Machen, Machin, Machon, Mackinac, Macon, Mahlon, Makai, Maksim, Malin, Maliq, Malki, Mallen, Mallik, Mallin, Malvin, Marcelin, Markaine, Marlan, Marlen, Marlin, Marlon, Marsdin, Marvin, Maslen, Maslin, Masling (see Maslin), Maslon, Masslen (see Maslin), Masslin, Masslon (see Maslin), Maurin, Mcalpin, Mccain, Merlin, Nalin, Parkin, Paulin, Rankin, Rocklin, Talin, Tallin and Waylin. These names tend to be more frequently used than Macklin.