Gender Masculine
Usage History
Pronounced Pron. mək-BETH(English)

Meaning & History

Anglicized form of the Gaelic given name Mac Beatha meaning "son of life", implying holiness. This was the name of an 11th-century Scottish king. Shakespeare based his play Macbeth loosely on this king's life.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesMac Beatha(Medieval Scottish)


Entry updated November 16, 2019