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Gender: M Meaning of Mack: "son of" Origin of Mack: Scottish or Irish, diminutive of names beginning with "Mac" or "Mc", meaning "son of"" Mack's Popularity in 2013: #812

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Mack, when "formalized" with the final k, makes an engagingly amiable choice, a far more uncommon option to the ubiquitous Max, with a nice, every-guy feel. Mack entered the popularity list in 2009 for the first time since 1989 and has quickly risen to Number 812. However, it's still far from it's peak -- it was a Top 100 name in 1900.

Mack (born Michael) Sennett was the innovator of slapstick comedy in silent films. The name is also suggestive of Mack the Knife and a whole family of computers. Kevin Kline, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Dan Aykroyd, Eric Roberts and Snoop Dogs have all played characters named Mack.

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Famous People Named Mack

John E. Mack (1929-2004), American psychiatrist

Pop Culture References for the Name Mack

"Mack the Knife," or "The Ballad of Mack the Knife," a popular song
Captain Mack, British kids TV series staring "Captain Mack"
"Miss Mary Mack" rhyme sung in hand-clapping rhythm.