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< 1k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Mackay

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: Son of fire
  • #24259 All Time
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How popular is the name "Mackay" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1991 5 0 5
1994 10 0 10
1995 5 0 5
1996 14 6 8
1997 12 0 12
1998 10 0 10
1999 9 0 9
2000 6 0 6
2001 11 0 11
2002 10 0 10
2003 7 0 7
2004 14 5 9
2005 12 0 12
2006 14 5 9
2007 12 5 7
2008 11 0 11
2009 10 0 10
2010 8 0 8
2011 12 0 12
2012 13 0 13
2013 10 0 10
2014 7 0 7

Want to know about the populiarty of Mackay? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 222 babies born with the name Mackay in the United States. That's more than enough Mackays to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1991 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Mackay" was in 2012 with a total of 13 babies.

According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Mackay" is not a popular baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 2012. Across the entire United States a total of only 13 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Mackay popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Mackay in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Mackay" mean? The list below shows the origins of Mackay as well as things modernly associated with the name Mackay such as celebrities named Mackay.

Scottish

Origin and Meaning of Mackay

The name "Mackay" is of Scottish origin, and it means "Son of fire". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Alternative Meanings

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

A is for activities, for you have many.

C is for caring, your finest trait.

K is for kindness, you always show.

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Yakcam". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ayckam". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Mackay born Apr 7, 1928

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Africa approximately on 1400. Your profession was handicraftsman and mechanic.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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