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Quick Facts on Mackenzie

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • Celtic, Gaelic, Scottish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 62
Simple meaning:
Comely, good-looking

Characteristics of Mackenzie

  • Humanitarian
  • Community-minded
  • Family-oriented
  • Loving
  • Affectionate
  • Compassionate
  • Sensitive

Etymology & Historical Origin - Mackenzie

Mackenzie is the transferred use of a distinguished Scottish clan name which originated from the older Gaelic "MacCoinnich" (son of Coinneach, or son of the “bright one”). Coinneach is an Old Scottish-Gaelic personal name meaning "comely, good-looking.” Even though the Mackenzie clan has been playing bagpipes and wearing kilts in Scotland for over 700 years, usage of Mackenzie as a forename is relatively recent (late 20th century). Although this one would be considered gender-neutral, it’s much more popular for baby girls. Original usage of the name was influenced by the then teenaged actress Mackenzie Phillips (b. Laura Mackenzie Phillips) who rose to stardom in 1976 on the popular sitcom “One Day at a Time” (1975-1984). However, the name really caught on around the turn of the 21st century (2001) when names like Mckinley, Mckayla and Mckenna came into vogue. In England, Mackenzie is more popular for baby boys, but it’s a Top 100 baby girl’s name in Canada, Australia and the United States.

Popularity of the Name Mackenzie

Mackenzie is definitely a modern-day American favorite. The name first appeared on the U.S. female naming charts in 1976 at position #838 (influenced by the actress Mackenzie Phillips, daughter of musician John Phillips of The Mamas and The Papas). Despite Mackenzie Phillips notorious drug problems, her unusual Scottish surname-turned-first-name caught on with a vengeance. It only took the name 20 years to reach Top 100 status in the United States. Its highest point on the charts was achieved in 2001 at position #40; however, her heyday appears to be behind her. Like Madison, Mackenzie may have become too popular too quick. Its ϋber-trendiness is clearly wearing off (although she remains a Top 100 favorite nationwide). Mackenzie also has a history of usage among baby boys since the mid-1980’s, but with such low frequency it hardly registers. Cute, trendy and sweet, Mackenzie is a darling modern name choice.
Popularity of the Girl Name Mackenzie
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Mackenzie

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Mackenzie

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Mackenzie

    Mackenzie We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Mackenzie.

  • Popular Songs on Mackenzie

    Popular Songs on Mackenzie

    Mackenzie Park - a song by Aaron Watson

    MacKenzie's Highlanders - a song by The Bands of the Royal Highland Fusiliers

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Mackenzie

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Mackenzie

    Mackenzie Blue (Tina Wells) - When Mackenzie’s best friend moves away, she makes a quirky new friend or two. Throw in comic-book art with big-eyed characters and you have Mackenzie Blue. “Zee” is starting seventh grade in Brookdale Academy with Jasper, an awkward Brit she befriended that summer. She is a guitar player who is looking forward to Teen Sing, a national contest that offers its winner a recording contract. Auditions will take place in her school's auditorium. Zee enters instrumental class expecting a famous classical teacher and finds Mr. P., a nervous rock enthusiast. Kathi, the mean girl, is mean to him. Chloe, a girl from the South who plays cello, becomes perky friend number two. So why, when Zee's diary is lost, does she suspect her friends and not Kathi? Recommended ages 9-12.

    The Adventures of Mackenzie the Pug (Summer Moser) - Does your dog know how to fly a plane or ballroom dance? In The Adventures of Mackenzie the Pug, author Summer Moser introduces you to a dog that can do just that and more! Mackenzie is a very talented pug, but is that what makes her a great friend? Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Mackenzie

    Famous People Named Mackenzie

    Famous People Named Mackenzie - Mackenzie Phillips (actress); Mackenzie Bowell (former Prime Minister of Canada); Mackenzie Crook (actor); Mackenzie Rosman (actress)

  • Children of Famous People Named Mackenzie

    Children of Famous People Named Mackenzie

    Famous People who Named their Child Mackenzie - J.K. Rowling (author); John Astin (actor); John Phillips (musician); Patty Duke (actress); Trace Adkins (country musician)

  • Historic Figures

    Mackenzie - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Mackenzie - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Mackenzie.

Personality of the Girl Name Mackenzie

Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.

Variations of the Baby Name - Mackenzie

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