< 1k
in the U.S.
since 1880


  • 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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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 Mackaies 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 north 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.


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 mighty, your inner strength.

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

C is for complete, nothing further needed here.

K is for keen, your sense of honesty.

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 "Yamkac". 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 Dec 8, 2009

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 Yukon approximately on 875. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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