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What does Mckay mean?

Mckay Pronunciation of Mckay [mck-ay] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Mckay) is an alternate spelling of Mc- (Scottish, Irish): surnames occasionally used as given names.


Mckay has 1 variant: Mccoy.

3 more alternative forms via Mc-: Mac, Mccain and Mckade.

1 feminine form: Mckayla.

Creative forms:
(male) Meray, Milay, ..

(female) Mcki, Mckie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mckay Arius (M.A.), ..

How popular is Mckay?

Mckay is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#853 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Mckay entered the list in 1992 and reached its top position of #1184 in the U.S. in 1995, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mckay name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mckay outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Mckay are Mccoy (#1050 in recent rankings) and Mac (#1096). Adoption of these relations of Mckay is common among parents today.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mckay, Mac, Mccoy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Mckay is alike in pronunciation to Maccoy, Mackey, Mackie, Makai, Mcgee, Micah, Mickey, Micky, Mikey, Miki, Mikio, Miko, Miky and Mycah. Other suggested similar names are Makar, Makary, Mikal, Moray and Mykal. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mckay.