Gender: Male Meaning of Maclean: "servant of Saint John" Origin of Maclean: Scottish

Maclean Origin and Meaning

The name Maclean is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "servant of Saint John".

Whether you pronounce it Mac-cleen or Mac-clayn, this is one of the crispest and most appealing of the Mac names. The Scottish clan Maclean is one of the oldest of the Highland Scottish clans. Trivia tidbit: Sir Fitzroy Maclean is said to have been an inspiration for the Ian Fleming James Bond character.

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aaronburrsir Says:


Reminds me of McQueen. Lightning McQueen.

beachbear Says:


I so want to name my kid something that means "servant of Saint John"...not.

Yessica Says:


Makes me think of lean, the drink.