Mackenzie: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Mackenzie
Origin of the name Mackenzie:
Transferred use of the Irish surname which is from the Gaelic Mac Coinnigh (son of Coinneach). Coinneach is derived from cainneach (fair one; handsome).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Comments and insights on the name Mackenzie: | Edit
My friend has this name but she spells it MaKenzie.:) MaKenzie Brynn.
This name got popular because of Mackenzie Phillips. It wasn't even heard of as a girl's name before that. People get off on naming their kids after celebrities. Actually, Mackenzie Phillips's full name is LAURA Mackenzie Phillips. Her middle name was probably a family name or something.
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My girlfriend is called Mackenzie, I think it's a pretty awesome name for a girl.
- Nicknames for Mackenzie: | Edit
Kenzie, Kenz, Mac, Mack
- Meanings and history of the name Mackenzie: | Edit
A Scottish surname, from the Gaelic "Mac Coinnich," a patronymic from "Coinneach" meaning "comely." The "z" of the surname represents the letter yogh, a medieval letter pronounced as a "y" glide. - paraphrased from The Oxford Dictionary of First Names
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Mackenzie Ziegler, cast of Lifetime's 'Dance Moms'
Mackenzie Astin (b. 1973; American actor)
Sir Mackenzie Bowell (1824-1917; fifth Prime Minister of Canada)
Mackenzie Crook (b. 1971; British actor)
Mackenzie Phillips (b. 1959; American actress)
Mackenzie Rosman (b. 1989; American actress)- "Ruthie" from 7th Heaven
Mackenzie Thorpe (b. 1956; British artist)
Mackenzie Jean Murray (b. 2005), daughter of J. K. Rowling
Mackenzie Foy (b. 2000; American actress)
- Mackenzie in song, story & screen: | Edit
"Sarah 'Mac' Mackenzie," character in the long-running tv series JAG
Cindy "Mac" McKenzie, friend and sidekick to Veronica Mars
MacKenzie "Mac" McHale, main character in the HBO series The Newsroom
Allison Mackenzie in Peyton Place
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