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Gender: F Meaning of Mackenzie: "son of Kenneth" Origin of Mackenzie: Scottish Mackenzie's Popularity in 2016: #85

Originally inspired as a a girls’ name by eighties TV actress Mackenzie Phillips, parents have flocked to Mackenzie -- once only a male name -- for their daughters. Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling is one of the thousands who've chosen Mackenzie, making it the Number 85 name on the girls' list. Other Mac names, such as Makayla and McKenna, are also newly popular for girls.

Famous People Named Mackenzie

(Laura) Mackenzie Phillips, American singer and actress; daughter of singer John Phillips
Mackenzie Christine Foy, American teen actress
Mackenzie Lyn Rosman, American actress
Mackenzie Firgens, American actress
MacKenzie Grace Mauzy, American actress
Mackenzie Frances Ziegler, American reality TV personality and dancer on TV's "Dance Moms"
Paige Mackenzie Hyland, American reality TV personality and dancer on TV's "Dance Moms"
Mackenzie Couch, dancer from Project 21
Mackenzie Elizabeth Arnold, Australian soccer player
Mackenzie Adkins (b. 1998), daughter of country singer Trace Adkins
Mackenzie Jean Rowling Murray (b. 2005), daughter of novelist J.K. Rowling
Mackynzie Renee Duggar (b. 2009), son of reality TV personality Josh Duggar
Mackenzie Davis, Canadian actress

Pop Culture References for the name Mackenzie

Mackenzie McHale, Character on TV's "The Newsroom"
Mackenzie Hollister, mean girl in The Dork Diaries book series
Mackenzie Zales, main character in YouTube series "The Most Popular Girls in School", self described as, "Head Cheerleader, Homecoming Queen, part-time Model"
Mackenzie 'Mickey' Murphy, lead character on the FOX sitcom "The Mick"