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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010


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Fun Facts about the name Mackay

  • How many people with the first name Mackay have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 229 babies born with the first name Mackay in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mackay 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 Mackay? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1991 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Mackay first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mackay is Sunday, September 23rd, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Mackay born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mackay was in 2012 with a total of 13 babies.
  • Random Mackay Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mackay is not a popular baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Mackay: Your name in reverse order is Yakcam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ckayma. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mackay? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,886 people with the last name Mackay.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mackay? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Mackay as their last name.
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Popularity of Mackay as a first name

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Popularity of Mackay as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mackay U.S.
  White 91.97% 64.26%
  African American 1.55% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.13% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.39% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.53% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.43% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mackay

People with the last name Mackay are most frequently White

Entire United States

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.

  1. A surname​.

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What does the name Mackay mean?

Mis for mild, your mild and gentle way.

Ais for accountable, someone to be counted on

Cis for compatible, a friend's friend.

Kis for knowledge, an avid learner

Ais for agreeable, the best side of you!

Yis for yearn, your innermost desires.

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