Name: Mackenzie

Origin and Meaning of the Name Mackenzie

  • Meaning:
    Son of Coinneach; son of the fair one
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Son of Coinneach; son of the fair one
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (mah KEN zee)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Mackenzie)
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Miscellaneous Info for Mackenzie

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    English and Gaelic speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    MacKenzie is a common Scottish surname, traditionally denoting membership in the MacKenzie clan. The MacKenzies have been a significant clan in Scotland for at least 700 years.

    MacKenzie itself is an Anglicization of the Gaelic MacCoinneach, "son of Coinneach."
    The Mac- prefix in Scottish names means "son of."

    Coinneach is derived from cainneach (fair one; handsome). Hence: "son of the bright one".

    The spelling Mackenzie is a popular variant for the first name.

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