Mackenzie – Scary Mommy

Mackenzie

Gaelic for “handsome,” and Scottish for “child of the wise leader,” this name is like a hidden humblebrag wrapped up in a trendy moniker. With the alternate spelling McKenzie, this is another name (like Kennedy) that can be used if you think your kid will be cool enough to have a last name as a first name. (She will be.)

Nicknames:

Kenzie, Mack, Mac.

Famous people named Mackenzie:

Mackenzie Phillips, who played a rebellious teenager on One Day at a Time; Mackenzie Davis; Mackenzie Rosman.

Fun facts:

The name was originally a boys’ name, but shifted to being unisex and then ultimately more common for girls in the early 2000s.

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