Short form of Mackenzie, Scottish
"son of Kenneth"

Kenzie Origin and Meaning

The name Kenzie is a girl's name of Scottish origin meaning "son of Kenneth".

Take away the Mac and what do you have? Rather than "son of Kenneth," the meaning becomes simply Kenneth, which in itself means son of fire or handsome.

In the US, the name Kenzie peaked for girls about ten years ago. There are still plenty of baby girls named Kenzie, though: More than 500, versus only nine baby boys.

Mackenzie peaked earlier, around the turn of the century, but seems to have more staying power. It still ranks among the Top 200 names for baby girls in the US, used for more than 2000 baby girls last year.

# 564 in the US

Kenzie Rank in US Top 1000

# 1797 on Nameberry

Kenzie Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Kenzie Popularity

Famous People Named Kenzie

  • Kenzie DaltonAmerican actress; Miss North Carolina USA 2009
  • Kenzie RustonAmerican NASCAR driver
  • Kenzie HallAmerican pop singer
  • Kenzie (born Kim Yeon Jung)South Korean songwriter
  • Mackenzie Frances "Kenzie" ZieglerAmerican dancer from TV show Dance Moms
  • Mackynzie Renee "Kenzie" Duggargranddaughter of reality TV's Duggar family
  • Kenzie Hinrich (b. 2008)daughter of basketball player Kirk Hinrich
  • Kenzie Belle Seabrook (b. 2014)daughter of ice hockey player Brent Seabrook
  • Kenzie Boychuk (b. 2014)daughter of ice hockey player Johnny Boychuk; twin of sister Zoey
  • Kenzie Lynne Cameron (b. 2014)daughter of actress Beverley Mitchell and Michael Cameron

Kenzie in Pop Culture

  • Kenzie Calhouncharacter on British TV series "Waterloo Road"
  • Kenziecharacter on TV's "Game Shakers"