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Gender: Male Meaning of Mack: "son of" Origin of Mack: Scottish or Irish Mack's Popularity in 2017: #607

The name Mack is a boy's name of Scottish, Irish origin meaning "son of". Mack is ranked #607 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cowboy Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia - with middles!".

From the experts:

Mack, when "formalized" with the final k, makes an engagingly amiable choice, a far more uncommon option to the ubiquitous Max and Jack, with a nice, every-guy feel. Mack entered the popularity list in 2009 for the first time since 1989 and continues to climb. However, it's still far from its peak -- it was a Top 100 name in 1900.

Mack (born Michael) Sennett was the innovator of slapstick comedy in silent films. The name is also suggestive of Mack the Knife and a whole family of computers. Kevin Kline, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Dan Aykroyd, Eric Roberts and Snoop Dogg have all played characters named Mack.

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Famous People Named Mack

Mack Sennett (born Michael Sinnott), Canadian-American actor and comedian
(William) Mack Brown, American college football coach
Mack Calvin, American basketball player
Mack David, American lyricist and songwriter
George M. "Mack" Flenniken, American NFL football player and coach
Mack Gordon (born Morris Gittler), American composer and lyricist
Mack Herron, American NFL football player
Mackenzie "Mack" Horton, Australian swimmer
Mack Jones, American baseball player
Mack Lee Hill, American NFL football player
Mack Henry Mitchell, American NFL football player
Moroni "Mack" Swain, American actor and vaudevillian

Pop Culture References for the name Mack

"The Ballad of Mack the Knife," popular song by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht for their musical drama The Threepenney Opera
"Captain Mack," British children's TV series
Mack Rell, character in video game 'Ace Attorney Investigations'
Mack, truck in Pixar's "Cars"
Mack, boss in video game "Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars"
"Miss Mary Mack," rhyme sung in hand-clapping rhythm.