Gender: Male Meaning of Mac: "son of" Origin of Mac: Scottish or Irish Mac's Popularity in 2019: #870

Mac Origin and Meaning

The name Mac is a boy's name of Scottish, Irish origin meaning "son of".

In Ireland and Scotland, Mac and Mc mean "son of"; here, Mac is a generic fella, or a short form cooler than either Matt or Max. Mac can be a nickname of any longer Mac or Mc starting name such as McCoy or Macalister. If you want to make it feel more complete, you can always spell it Mack.

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Rank in US: #870

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Pop Culture References for the name Mac

Mack, Mackey, Mackie


EW314 Says:


I think this is a nice, no-nonsense name. Not sure whether I like this or the Mack spelling better. This one feels a bit more youthful and edgy, while Mack feels a bit more solid and mature.

laa Says:


This is nice to hear as we named our son Mac. Does he go by the name "Mac" at school too? Thnx

rumsmom Says:


My son's middle name is McGuire & we call him Mac (his first name is the same as my husband's & we wanted to avoid the "Big & little" syndrome). Always surprised how positively people respond to his nickname-they always like it.