"son of grace"

Macrae Origin and Meaning

The name Macrae is a boy's name meaning "son of grace".

MacRae -- or McRay or McCrae -- is a Scottish surname-name whose meaning is most often given as son of grace or sometimes son of luck. The hero of Lonesome Dove's last name was McCrae. A good honor name for a Ray or Rae, it can also be shortened to Mac.

Famous People Named Macrae

  • Colin Macrae IngersollU.S. Congressman from Connecticut
  • James Macrae AitkenScottish chess player
  • (Albert) Gordon MacRaeAmerican actor/singer