As a Mackenzie, you thrive on giving to others. Your caring and sensitive personality naturally draws others to you, and your personal relationships are the most important thing in your life. You are very family-minded, and you work hard to create a loving and harmonious family life. As someone with the loving qualities of forgiveness and flexibility, your family and home are sure to flourish under your loving care. Children are very important to you, after all they are the future! And whether it’s your children or someone else’s, you are a natural caregiver and nurturer. You seek to create balance in your life and in the lives of those around you.
You are talented artistically or musically as a result of you highly sensitive nature. You feel all your emotions very deeply, so you know how it feels to be deeply hurt. Consequently, you try hard to avoid arguments or confrontation because you do everything in your power to avoid hurting anyone’s feelings. That is the true heart and soul of your personality; you are a true humanitarian. Whenever you see people in need, you are immediately spurred to action. You are not willing to sit idly by while someone else is in trouble. You see is as an opportunity to serve humankind and make the world a better place.
The name Mackenzie is an adaptation of the Gaelic surname MacCoinnich, meaning “son of Coinneach.” Coinneach comes from the Gaelic word “caoin” meaning “handsome.” Mackenzie has been a well-known Scottish surname since the 12th century, but use of the name as a first name is really only about 30 years old. It is sometimes used for boys, but much more often for girls.
The name Mackenzie is a recent entry into popular usage in the United States. It first hit the popularity charts in 1976 and by 1996, it had cracked the Top 100 most popular girls’ names in the U.S. It appears to have peaked (at least for now) during 2001, in which it had reached the rank of #40. Though it has fallen in usage in recent years, it remains quite popular in both the U.S. and Canada, particularly among people with Scottish roots.
One of the best-known celebrity Mackenzies is Mackenzie Phillips, daughter of John Phillips, singer of the band The Mamas & the Papas. While she is a celebrity’s daughter, she made a name for herself in her own right as an actress best known for her role as Julie Cooper on the 1970s sitcom “One Day at a Time” along with Valerie Bertinelli and Bonnie Franklin. Even earlier, as a pre-teen, she appeared in the movie “American Graffiti.” John Phillips isn’t the only celeb who named his child Mackenzie. The name is shared by the children of J.K. Rowling, John Astin, Patty Duke, and Trace Adkins.