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Meaning and Name Origin

Macklin \m(a)-ck-lin\ as a name for boys. Macklin means "son of". Macklin is a derivative of Mac (Gaelic). Distinctive as a name for newborns.


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


Macklin is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#3751 out of 88799, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Macklin and corresponding names. Popular alternative forms of Macklin (#unlisted) are Mack (#803 in 2014) and Mac. Adoption of these boy names reached its highest during the years 1940-1949 and is now significantly lower, with the forms Mac and Mack becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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.