Meaning: Son of the fair one
Alternate spellings: Mackenzy, Makenzy, Mckenzy, Mckenzie, Makenzie, Kenzie
Mackenzie is a Gaelic surname that means “son of the fair one.” Mackenzie didn’t make the U.S. top 1,000 until 1976. Mackenzie Phillips starred in the TV show One Day at a Time, which debuted in 1975, so the name’s initial popularity is likely tied to her. The name continued to gain popularity and peaked at #40 in 2001. It has dropped a few spots since then. Mackenzie is a sassy name that sounds a bit boyish, which should appeal to you if you like unisex names (Mackenzie hasn’t appeared on the boy’s chart since 2001).
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U.S. Rank by Year
Rank of Similar Names in 2008