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First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010


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Fun Facts about the name Macaulay

  • How many people with the first name Macaulay have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 187 babies born with the first name Macaulay in the United States. That's more than enough people named Macaulay to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Macaulay? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1990 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Macaulay first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Macaulay is Tuesday, January 30th, 1894.
  • What year had the most people named Macaulay born? The highest recorded use of the first name Macaulay was in 1992 with a total of 36 babies.
  • Random Macaulay Factoid: According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Macaulay is not a popular baby boy's name in Iowa. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Iowa have the same name as you in 1992.
  • Weird things about the name Macaulay: Your name in reverse order is Yaluacam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Calyaamu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Macaulay? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,560 people with the last name Macaulay.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Macaulay? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Macaulay as their last name since less than 1 person in 115k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Macaulay as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Macaulay U.S.
  White 89.06% 64.26%
  African American 6.02% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.21% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.47% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.90% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.34% 16.26%

Of Last Name Macaulay

People with the last name Macaulay are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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


Origin and Meaning of Macaulay

The name "Macaulay" is of Scottish origin, and it means "Son of the Battle Chief". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. English historian noted for his history of England (1800-1859)

From Scotland, an anglicisation of the Gaelic Mac Amhalghaidh ("son of Amhalghaidh"). From Ireland, an anglicisation of the Gaelic Mac Amhlaoibh ("son of Amhlaoibh") or Mac Amhlaidh ("son of Amhlaidh"). These Gaelic names are derived from the Old Norse personal name Áleifr and Óláfr

  1. A surname​ of Gaelic origin.

Macaulay Culkin

Macaulay Culkin is an actor and musician with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1985 to 1994. Macaulay was born in 1980 as Macaulay Carson Culkin in New York City, New York, U.S.


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What does the name Macaulay mean?

Mis for melody, the song of life.

Ais for achievements, the many over a lifetime

Cis for cuddle, those intimate moments you cherish.

Ais for affectionate, to those that matter most to you

Uis for uncanny, the way you know what to do.

Lis for listen, one of your best traits.

Ais for aware, of your surroundings

Yis for yearn, your innermost desires.

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