Origin:Scottish
Popularity:662
Meaning:the fair one
Another surname that has moved to the front of the line as a first name in the last three decades, McKenzie is a variation of MacKenzie. The latter was derived from the Gaelic last name MacCoinnich (“son of Coinnich”). A favorite name in the South, McKenzie manages to be traditional yet modern, with no religious affiliation. Spelled without the “a” (as in “Mac”), the name is pretty much exclusive to girls. Either version inspires confidence and, therefore, enjoys a high degree of cool factor.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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