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Gender: F Meaning of Mackenzie: "son of Kenneth" Origin of Mackenzie: Scottish Mackenzie's Popularity in 2015: #73

Originally inspired as a a girl's name by eighties TV actress Mackenzie Phillips, parents have flocked to Mackenzie -- once only a male name -- for their daughters. Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling is one of the thousands who've chosen Mackenzie, making it the Number 73 name on the girls' list. Other Mac names, such as Makayla and McKenna, are also newly popular for girls.

Famous People Named Mackenzie

Mackenzie Christine Foy, American teen actress
(Laura) Mackenzie Phillips, American actress; daughter of actor John Phillips
Mackenzie Lyn Rosman, American actress
Mackenzie Firgens, American actress
MacKenzie Grace Mauzy, American actress
Mackenzie Frances Ziegler, American reality TV personality and dancer on TV's "Dance Moms"
Paige Mackenzie Hyland, American reality TV personality and dancer on TV's "Dance Moms"
Mackenzie Jean Rowling Murray (b. 2005), daughter of author J.K. Rowling
Mackenzie Adkins, daughter of country singer Trace Adkins
Mackynzie Renee Duggar, granddaughter of reality TV's Duggar family

Pop Culture References for the name Mackenzie

Mackenzie McHale, Character on TV's "The Newsroom"
Mackenzie Hollister, mean girl in The Dork Diaries book series
Mackenzie Zales, main character in YouTube series "The Most Popular Girls in School", self described as, "Head Cheerleader, Homecoming Queen, part-time Model"