Mackenzie: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Mackenzie

Mackenzie

Pronunciation: mə-KEHN-zee (key)

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).

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Comments and insights on the name Mackenzie: | Edit

My friend has this name but she spells it MaKenzie.:) MaKenzie Brynn.

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My girlfriend is called Mackenzie, I think it's a pretty awesome name for a girl.

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Big Mac!!!
MAC N' CHEESE

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

Famous real-life people named Mackenzie: | Edit

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

2000 born Mackenzie Foy who played in Plastic Jesus, The Conjuring, Twiglight etc. And she modeled for gap, guess, ralph lauren etc.

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

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