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Boy Names Starting with Mac-

Mac- baby names and what they mean, with 32 results. Mac- names are used more often as masculine names. These boy names were at the peak of their popularity 118 years ago (USAGE OF 0.13%) and have become much less popular since (USAGE 0.04%, 68.1%), with names like Mack becoming less stylish. Mac (#1009) is the most chic name for newborns among these, while Macri (TOP 7%) and Macek (11%) are popular Mac- last names.

Mac- names

Mac - Macgee | Macgowan - Macy

Mac - Macgee

Maximilian and variants

Mack1, Mac1
Var. of Maximilian. Derivative of Latin. "Greatest." Mak is also a somewhat popular boys' name.

Mac and variants

Mac2, var. Macklin, Mackie, Mackey, Mack2
Derived fr. Gaelic element. "Son of." Used frequently as baby names, Mackie, Mac, etc. are comparable to the common Jackie.

Mack3, Mac3
Var. of Maximus. From Latin word. "Greatest." Mack (compare Tack, Hack) is a popular -ack suffix last name.


Var. of Mc-. Source fr. Scottish, Irish words. Surnames occasionally used as given names. Mac is familiar (UPPER 80%) as a male name, and exists commonly (UPPER 10%) as a last name.

Root fr. Scottish, Gaelic. "Son of Adam." Manadam and Mckadam are creative variations.

Makarios and variants

Mackarios, Mackario, Maccarios, Maccario, Macarius, Macario, Macarios, Macaire
Forms of Makarios. Source fr. Greek word. "Blessed." Macario is commonplace as a children's name among the variant forms of Makarios.

Macallister, var. Macalister
Source fr. Scottish, Gaelic languages. "Son of Alistair." Macallister and Macalister are not Top 2000 names.

Var. of Alpin. Origin fr. Scottish, Gaelic languages. "Fair." Macalpin was not a Top birth name in 2018.

Macardle, var. Macardell
From Scottish, Gaelic. "Son of great courage." Not in Top 2000.


Root fr. Scottish, Gaelic languages. "Son of Arthur." Slightly atypical as a birth name, Macarthur exists more frequently as a last name.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mac- names: Mac, Macario, Macarthur, Mace, Maceo

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mac- names: Mack, Mackie, Macklin

Macbride, var. Macbryde
Root fr. Irish, Gaelic element. "Son of the follower of Saint Brigid." Macbride and Macbryde were not Top birth names in 2018.

Maccabee, var. Macabee
Root fr. Aramaic. "Hammer." Maccabee and Macabee are not often adopted as birth names.

Root fr. Irish, Gaelic word. "Son of Hugh." Maccoy is a unique given name, existing often (TOP 66%) as a surname. See also Macy.

Maccrea1, var. Macrae, Maccrea2, Maccray, Maccrae
Source fr. Irish, Gaelic. "Son of grace." Unusual. Maccrea, like Marlea, ends with the androgynous-sounding -ea.

Based on Scottish, Gaelic languages. "Son of Donald." Macdonald is uncommon as a baby name.

Macdougal1, var. Macdowell, Macdougal2
Based on Scottish, Gaelic. "Son of Dougal." Macdougal and Macdowell are scantly used male names.

Mace and variants

Mace, var. Macey, Macerio, Maceo
Stems fr. Middle English element. "Heavy staff or club." Unconventional, with usage of 0.001% for Mace and variants as boys' names in 2018, less than 0.005% the previous year.

Origin fr. Spanish, Greek languages. "From Macedonia." Macedonio is uncommon as a children's name.

Origin fr. Irish, Gaelic element. "Bartholomew's son." Not Top 2000 name.

Macghee, Macgee
Var. of Magee. Root fr. Irish, Gaelic language. "Son of Hugh." Rare. Macgee, Macghee (compare Magee) have the androgynous -ee suffix.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Mac- names for boys.

1. Mac - Macgee
Maximilian [Mac, Mack], Mac [Mack, Mackey, Mackie, Macklin], Maximus [Mac, Mack], Mc- [Mac], Macadam, Makarios [Macario, Macaire, Mackario, Maccario, Macarius, Macarios, Mackarios, Maccarios], Macallister [Macalister], Alpin [Macalpin], Macardle [Macardell], Macarthur, Macbride [Macbryde], Maccabee [Macabee], Maccoy, Maccrea [Macrae, Maccrea, Maccray, Maccrae], Macdonald, Macdougal [Macdowell, Macdougal], Mace [Macey, Maceo, Macerio], Macedonio, Macfarlane, Magee [Macgee, Macghee]

Macgowan [Macgowan, Maccowen, Maccowan], Maguire [Macguire], Mochan [Machon, Machin, Machen, Machent], Machenry, Mackenzie [Mackensie], Mackinac, Mackinley [Mackinlay], Macmahon [Macmahon], Macmurray, Macniel [Macneal, Macneill], Macon, Macy [Macey]

Usage comparison for Mac- names