[ 3 syll. mac-ken-zie, ma-ckenz-ie ] The baby girl name Mackenzie is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced MaeKKEHNZiy- †. Mackenzie has its origins in the Scottish Gaelic language. It is used largely in English, Gaelic, and Scottish. The name Mackenzie means 'son of Coinneach, son of Kenneth'. It is derived from the word mac which is of the meaning 'son'. In Canada, the name is often associated with the Mackenzie River. In the USA, the feminine use of the name was first made popular by Mackenzie Phillips (1959-), the child star of the sitcom One Day at a Time (1975-1984). In recent times, the name was chosen by the British author J.K. Rowling for her daughter Mackenzie (2005-). See Mackenzie for more information.
The name Mackenzie is used to a great extent; it has 36 forms. Forms of the name include M'Kenzie, Mac Kenzie, Macenzie, MacKenzie, MacKinney, Mack, Mackenna, Mackensi, Mackensie, Mackenze, Mackenzea, Mackenzee, Mackenzey, Mackenzi, Mackenzia, Mackenzy, Mackey, Mackie, Mackinsey, Mackynze, Mc Kenzie, McKenzie, McKinzie, Mckinzie, Meckenzie, Mekenzie, Mickenzie, Mikenzie, and Mykenzie. Other English forms include the contracted forms Kenzie and Mac, the diminutives Ken and Kenzee, and the spelling variants Makensie (used in Scottish as well), Makenzie (used in Scottish as well), and Mckenzie (used in Scottish as well).
Mackenzie is popular as a baby girl name. The name increased in popularity from the 1970s up to the 2000s; prior to that, it was of only irregular use. At the modest peak of its usage in 2001, 0.350% of baby girls were named Mackenzie. It had a ranking of #40 then. The baby name has slipped in popularity since then. In 2018, it ranked at #106 with a usage of 0.152%, but it was nevertheless the most popular out of all girl names in its family. Mackenzie was 87% more frequently used than the 2nd most popular name, Mckenzie, in 2018. Mackenzie has mainly been a baby girl name in the last century. There were 42 times more baby girls than boys who were named Mackenzie in 2001.
Baby names that sound like Mackenzie include Mac Kenzie, Macantia, Macenzie, MacKenzie, Mackena, Mackensi, Mackensie, Mackenzea, Mackenzee, Mackenzey, Mackenzi, Mackenzy, Mackinsey, Magana, Magina, Makanna, Makanya, Makeana, Makennah, and Makensie.
† Pronunciation for Mackenzie: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"