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Names that start with Mac or Mc are Irish or Scottish patronymics designating "son of." Of course, many of the most popular Mac names today, such as Mackenzie and McKenna, are usually given to girls. But there are a raft of lesser-used Mac names that work well for boys and lead to the adorable short form Mac. Here, a range of Mac names -- but one from your own family will work too.
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  • Macallister

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    Macallister as a first name is attracting new attention as the name chosen by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and venture capitalist Zack Bogue for their young son. Macallister is usually heard as a patro... Read More 

  • Macauley

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  • Maccarter

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  • Macgregor

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    Interesting possibility for the son or grandson of a Gregory.  Read More 

  • Mackenzie

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    Scottish name Mackenzie means "son of the comely one". Originally inspired as a a girl's name by eighties TV actress Mackenzie Phillips, parents, including Harry Potter creator J. K. Rowling, have ... Read More 

  • Maclaren

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  • Maclean

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    Whether you pronounce it Mac-cleen or Mac-clayn, this is one of the crispest and most appealing of the Mac names. The Scottish clan Maclean is one of the oldest of the Highland Scottish clans. Tr... Read More 

  • Macrae

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  • Magee

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    Magee became one of the first gender-bending Irish surname names so popular today thanks to New York television newswoman Magee Hickey. In case you don't know, the g is hard, as in Maggie, but with... Read More 

  • Maguire

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    Although Maguire is such a prominent Irish surname —it ranks in the Top 40 in the Emerald Isle —this lively and cheerful family name has rarely been used as a first, unlike more familiar examples l... Read More 

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