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What does Mack mean?

Mack Pronunciation of Mack as a name for boys is a Gaelic and Latin name, and the meaning of Mack is "son of; greatest". Mack is an alternate form of Mac (Gaelic). Mack is also a variation of Maximilian (Latin). Mack is also used as a derivative of Maximus (Latin). See also Maxwell


ASSOCIATED WITH gaelic, greatest


OTHER FORMS VIA MAC, MAXIMILIAN, MAXIMUS Mackey, Mackie, Macklin, Maks, Max, Maxey, Maxie, Maxim, Maxy



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How popular is Mack?

Mack is a very popular first name for men (#415 out of 1220, Top 34%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#441 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Mack reached its peak rank of #119 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, and is currently at #632. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Mac (#1009 FROM RECENT DATA), Mackie, Macklin (#1231), Max (#136), Maxie, Maxim (#901), Maximilian (#448), Maximus (#212) and Maxwell (#135) are the popular alternative forms of Mack (#632). Adoption of these forms of Mack was at its peak in 2016 (ADOPTION OF 0.6%) and is almost as widespread today (ADOPTION 0.5%, 10%), but with the form Mack becoming less stylish. Max has historically been the top pick of parents, though Maxwell is now higher in the list.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maxie, Maxim, Maximilian, Maximus, Maxwell in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Max, Maximilian, Maxwell outside U.S.

Similar Names

Mack is pronounced similarly to Maik, Mc-, Mick, Mike and Myke. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Beck, Black, Buck, Dack, Dick, Heck, Jack, Jock, Lock, Luck, Mace, Maceo, Macey, Macon, Macy, Madock, Mads, Malak, Malek, Malik, Malki, Man, Mann, Mano, Mar, Mar-, Marc, March, Marco, Marek, Marik, Mark, Marko, Maro, Marq, Marr, Mars, Mart, Marx, Mat, Mata, Mats, Matt, Matz, Maxx, Mayo, Mays, Micky, Nick, Rick, Rock, Tuck, Vick, Wick, Wyck and Zack. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mack.

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