Given Name MACKENZIE

GENDER: Feminine & Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: mə-KEN-zee  [details]

Meaning & History

From the Gaelic surname Mac Coinnich, which means "son of COINNEACH". A famous bearer of the surname was William Lyon MacKenzie (1795-1861), a Canadian journalist and political rebel. As a feminine given name, it was popularized by the American actress Mackenzie Phillips (1959-).

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VARIANTS: Makenzie, Mckenzie
MASCULINE FORM: Kenzie
Entry updated October 11, 2012