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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mac

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Mac
Shortened form of Macintosh, a brand name for a personal computer; as, the latest Mac has great new features.
Mac
A prefix, in names of Scotch origin, signifying son.

Etymology: Gael., son

noun mac
Shortened form of mackintosh, a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric
Wiktionary

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  1. A diminutive of the male given name Max.
  2. (US, informal) Used to address a man whose name is unknown.
    Have you got a light, ?

Informal diminutive of Macintosh, later adopted by Apple as a trademark.

  1. A Macintosh computer (made by Apple Computer), or its operating system.

A shortening.

  1. (informal) McMaster University

    Mac was also found in the following language(s): Malay

    Notable Persons Named Mac

    Mac DeMarco is a psychedelic rock, indie rock, and jangle pop musician. His ongoing career started in 2008. Mac was given the name Vernor Winfield McBriare Smith IV on April 30th, 1990 in Duncan, British Columbia.

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    Mac Miller is a hip hop music musician. He was most prominent from 2007 to 2007. Mac was given the name Malcolm James McCormick on January 19th, 1992 in Pittsburgh. Mac is also known as EZ Mac, Larry Fisherman, Larry Lovestein, The Velvet Revival, Delusional Thomas, McCormick, and Malcolm James (real name).

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    Mac was born on January 23rd, 1979.

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    Mac Dre was a hip hop music, west coast hip hop, hyphy, g-funk, and gangsta rap rapping, record producer, and screenwriter. His most notable accomplishments were from 1984 to 2004. Mac was given the name Andre Louis Hicks on July 5th, 1970 in Oakland, California, U.S. He died on November 1st, 2004.

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    Mac Davis is a country music and pop music singer-songwriter and actor. He plays Guitar and Vocals. He was most active from 1968 to present. Mac was given the name Morris Mac Davis on January 21st, 1942.

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    Mac Gargan is a comics character.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Mac

    Bernie Mac was an observational comedy, satire, black comedy, and insult comedy comedian. Bernie was given the name Bernard Jeffrey McCullough on October 5th, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He left this life on August 9th, 2008.

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    Danny Mac is an actor. He was most prominent from 2004 to present. Danny was born on February 26th, 1988 in Bromley, London, England.

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    Annie Mac is a radio host. Annie was given the name Annie MacManus on July 18th, 1978 in Dublin.

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    Steve Mac is a songwriter and record producer. He has had major accomplishments since 1990.

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    Mac is a hip hop music rapping. He plays Vocals, sampler, and Sampler (musical instrument). His ongoing career started in 1989. Mac was given the name McKinley Phipps on July 30th, 1977. Mac is also known as The Camouflage Assassin and Lil Mac.

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    How popular is the baby name Mac in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1880 7 0 7
    1881 7 0 7
    1883 5 0 5
    1886 5 0 5
    1887 5 0 5
    1888 11 0 11
    1889 5 0 5
    1890 6 0 6
    1891 5 0 5
    1892 6 0 6
    1893 5 0 5
    1894 6 0 6
    1896 12 0 12
    1897 7 0 7
    1898 6 0 6
    1900 12 0 12
    1901 9 0 9
    1902 8 0 8
    1903 5 0 5
    1904 16 0 16
    1905 7 0 7
    1906 22 0 22
    1907 21 0 21
    1908 12 0 12
    1909 16 0 16
    1910 16 0 16
    1911 22 0 22
    1912 36 0 36
    1913 34 0 34
    1914 43 0 43
    1915 65 0 65
    1916 55 0 55
    1917 76 0 76
    1918 80 5 75
    1919 77 0 77
    1920 74 0 74
    1921 71 0 71
    1922 61 0 61
    1923 76 0 76
    1924 68 0 68
    1925 83 7 76
    1926 61 0 61
    1927 72 0 72
    1928 54 0 54
    1929 66 0 66
    1930 67 0 67
    1931 73 0 73
    1932 70 0 70
    1933 75 0 75
    1934 86 0 86
    1935 68 0 68
    1936 76 0 76
    1937 70 0 70
    1938 77 0 77
    1939 88 0 88
    1940 73 0 73
    1941 80 0 80
    1942 397 0 397
    1943 239 0 239
    1944 197 0 197
    1945 150 7 143
    1946 150 0 150
    1947 138 0 138
    1948 105 0 105
    1949 106 0 106
    1950 122 0 122
    1951 127 0 127
    1952 115 0 115
    1953 88 0 88
    1954 84 0 84
    1955 91 0 91
    1956 69 0 69
    1957 77 0 77
    1958 85 0 85
    1959 69 0 69
    1960 68 0 68
    1961 63 0 63
    1962 68 0 68
    1963 58 0 58
    1964 45 0 45
    1965 73 0 73
    1966 51 0 51
    1967 47 0 47
    1968 36 0 36
    1969 33 0 33
    1970 57 0 57
    1971 32 0 32
    1972 43 0 43
    1973 56 0 56
    1974 70 0 70
    1975 105 0 105
    1976 90 0 90
    1977 67 0 67
    1978 60 0 60
    1979 67 0 67
    1980 55 0 55
    1981 50 0 50
    1982 32 0 32
    1983 27 0 27
    1984 40 0 40
    1985 38 0 38
    1986 27 0 27
    1987 36 0 36
    1988 42 0 42
    1989 37 0 37
    1990 47 0 47
    1991 43 0 43
    1992 41 0 41
    1993 36 0 36
    1994 43 5 38
    1995 37 0 37
    1996 48 5 43
    1997 38 0 38
    1998 40 0 40
    1999 58 0 58
    2000 58 0 58
    2001 62 5 57
    2002 67 0 67
    2003 67 0 67
    2004 54 0 54
    2005 54 0 54
    2006 77 0 77
    2007 86 0 86
    2008 85 0 85
    2009 99 0 99
    2010 116 0 116
    2011 110 0 110
    2012 147 0 147
    2013 158 0 158
    2014 163 0 163
    2015 177 0 177
    2016 174 0 174
    2017 184 0 184

    Where is the name Mac popular?

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    Popularity of Mac as a first name

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    Popularity of Mac as a last name

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    Common last names for Mac

    • Johnson
    • Smith
    • Williams
    • Brown
    • Miller
    • Jones
    • Moore
    • Davis
    • Edwards
    • Barnes
    • White

    Common first names for Mac

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Mac U.S.
      White 23.57% 64.26%
      African American 7.71% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 63.64% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.30% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.85% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.93% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Mac

    People with the last name Mac are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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    Fun Facts about the name Mac

    • How Popular is the name Mac? Mac is the 2,736th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mac was the 13,171st most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Mac have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,670 babies born with the first name Mac in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mac to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mac? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
    • When was Mac first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mac is Monday, October 16th, 1871.
    • What year had the most people named Mac born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mac was in 1942 with a total of 397 babies.
    • Random Mac Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mac is not a popular baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 2017.
    • Weird things about the name Mac: Your name in reverse order is Cam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mac. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Mac? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,321 people with the last name Mac.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mac? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Mac as their last name since less than 1 person in 127k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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