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Updated May 24, 2023

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Scottish: Son of Coinnich 

What Does McKenzie Mean and Stand For? 

The name Mckenzie comes from the Scottish last name MacCoinnich, meaning "son of Coinnich." Over time, the name changed from a last name to a popular first name. Alternate spellings include Mackenzie. 


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How Popular Is The Name McKenzie

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coinnich, patronymic from the personal name Coinneach meaning ‘comely’. Compare Menzies.

What Does the Name Mckenzie Mean? 

Mckenzie is a girls' name of Scottish origin, meaning "son of Coinnich." It is a variation of the name Mackenzie, which is derived from the last name MacCoinnich, son of Coinnich. Along with Mackenzie, McKenzie is a relatively popular girls' name in the U.S. 

How Popular is the Name McKenzie? 

McKenzie is the #331 most popular girls' name in the U.S., according to 2021 Social Security Administration data. The spelling Mackenzie currently ranks #123. 

However, McKenzie is the 9th most popular name on 

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years McKenzie was at its peak popularity in November 2018. 

Popularity of the Name McKenzie in the United States

McKenzie was searched for most often in the following states: 

  • North Dakota 
  • Oregon
  • Tennessee
  • Alabama
  • Montana

Famous People Named McKenzie and McKenzie in Pop Culture 

Famous McKenzie's include American actress McKenzie Westmore, Canadian actress McKenzie Small, and American soccer player McKenzie Berryhill 

Variations and Nicknames for McKenzie

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