Gender: Female and male (also a last name)
Meaning: son of Coinneach, son of the fair one, son of the bright one
Form of: Makenzie, Mckenzie, Mackenzey, Mackenzee, Mackenzi
History: MacKenzie is a common Scottish surname, traditionally denoting membership in the MacKenzie clan.
The MacKenzies have been a significant clan in Scotland for at least 700 years.
MacKenzie itself is an Anglicization of the Gaelic MacCoinneach, “son of Coinneach.”
The Mac- prefix in Scottish names means “son of.”
Coinneach is derived from cainneach (fair one; handsome).
Hence: “son of the bright one”.
The spelling Mackenzie is a popular variant for the first name.