Quick Facts on Mckenzie
- Celtic, Gaelic, Scottish
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Characteristics of Mckenzie
Etymology & Historical Origin - Mckenzie
The name Mckenzie is a variant of Mackenzie which originated from a distinguished Scottish surname, which itself is derived from the older Gaelic "MacCoinnich" (or son of Coinneach, also son of the ‘bright one’). Coinneach was originally a personal name, a nickname, which came from the Gaelic word meaning "comely, good-looking.” Even though the Mackenzies have been a significant Scottish clan for over 700 years, the usage of Mackenzie/Mckenzie as a forename is unique to North America. The given name Mckenzie has become popular only within the past 30 years in the United States and Canada, originally among people of Scottish origin, but now part of a mainstream trend. Mackenzie has been used as a personal name for boys and girls alike, but Mckenzie has only a history for girls.
Popularity of the Name Mckenzie
Mckenzie (like Madison and Makayla) is part of a widespread American trend crazy about the “M” names. American parents also like using surnames and androgynous sounding names for their daughters. Mckenzie is an example that illustrates a few different naming fashions of the day. It’s a modern coinage and thus not seethed in religious history like most traditional names, but it has retained some of that old Scottish-Gaelic flavor. Mckenzie followed Mackenzie onto the U.S. popularity charts and first debuts in 1984. Helped by the popularity of the more commonly used Mackenzie, Mckenzie has enjoyed a pretty good ride up the charts. It’s never achieved a spot on the Top 100 list of most favored girl’s names, but it appears to be a favorite spelling in the southern states. Mckenzie is a Top 50 name in Louisiana, South Carolina and Mississippi (based on 2010 data). It also does quite well in West Virginia, Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.
Popularity of the Girl Name Mckenzie
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Mckenzie
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Mckenzie
Mckenzie We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Mckenzie.
Popular Songs on Mckenzie
Mckenzie - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Mckenzie.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Mckenzie
McKenzie's Branson Brainteaser (Shari Barr) - McKenzie and Sydney meet in Branson, Missouri, where McKenzie has been recruited to help at the Dixie Stampede. While the girls take in the sights and sounds of Silver Dollar City, they become involved in a search to find a teen girl’s long lost uncle—who is rumored to have settled near the Branson area. With no clue other than a whittled necklace with an “SS” on the back, how will they ever reunite Shara with her uncle? The Camp Club girls are on the case, and they’re not about to give up until they close the gap and reconnect Shara’s family. Recommended for ages 9-12.
McKenzie's Montana Mystery (Shari Barr) - When Bailey and McKenzie arrive to help at a horse ranch in Montana, they’re immediately entrenched in mysteries: a horse disappearing into thin air, spookiness in an abandoned western town, and ranch hand upheaval. And with all the unexpected action going on, how will they ever find time to prepare for their rodeo competitions? Can the Camp Club Girls successfully combine their skills to help Bailey and McKenzie save the ranch…and the rodeo for Sunshine Stables? Recommended for ages 9-12.
McKenzie's Oregon Operation (Shari Barr) - McKenzie and Alexis travel to Sea Lion Cave on the Oregon Coast to complete a video report on Stellar Sea Lions. To make the girls’ report even more interesting, this year, Susie—a favorite sea lion at the cave—has given birth to two pups. But a shadow is cast on the girls’ trip when the two pups mysteriously disappear. Will the Camp Club girls be able to solve the mysterious disappearance of the sea lion pups? Recommended for ages 9-12.
Famous People Named Mckenzie
Famous People Named Mckenzie - McKenzie Westmore (actress)
Children of Famous People Named Mckenzie
Famous People who Named their Daughter Mckenzie - Ann Curry (TV journalist); Debbi Fields (businesswoman)
Mckenzie - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Mckenzie - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Mckenzie.
Personality of the Girl Name Mckenzie
The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change. Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy. This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive.
Variations of the Baby Name - Mckenzie