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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Mac
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Mac in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Mac:
Records indicate that 5,241 boys in the United States have been named Mac since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1942, when 396 people in the U.S. were given the name Mac. Those people are now 78 years old.
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Comments about the name Mac
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16 Positive Comments
"What in the world is wrong with you person who says its bad my name is Mac and its a great name." May. 8, 2020:
"Naming our son Mac (not short for anything) and am proud! Love it and think it's a strong name :) We have a longer last name so it also evens out :)" Feb. 2, 2016:
"I like the name Mac as a nickname for Malcom. I think it's very cute:)" Nov. 13, 2014:
"Though we're not pregnant yet, my fiance' is deadset on having a "junior." However, this isn't something I like, as I wanted more original names for our kids, and, since my fiance's name is Michael, that's about as unoriginal as they come! Also, there are 8 Michael's in my family!
But we've come up with a compromise. When/if we have a little boy, we are going to name him Michael, after his dad, but, we will call him Mac. I just love the name and think it would suit a little boy, as well as a man." Jun. 28, 2011:
"We named our son Mac, and love it. I think it is a strong and handsome name. Yes, some people were not sure about it at first, but most said they loved it. I like it because it isn't a trendy name too. He will most likely be the only one in his class to share his name. Mac is short and sweet! Great name!!" Sep. 23, 2010:
"my name is Mac, my dad being a computer geek named me after macintosh. but my name isn't macintosh its just mac" Sep. 5, 2010:
"My son is Macgregor. We call him Mac. Yes we have had problems with them pronouncing his name wrong. ( been called Matt before) and they have spelled it wrong to M A C K. I have to tell them M a c and then make sure they understand that there is no K on the end." Apr. 14, 2010:
"We named our son "Mac", (Meaning "the son of" in Gailic) with his mothers maiden name as his middle and my last mame...very manly indeed! rough and tumble wee boy!" Feb. 1, 2010:
"I had a good buddy named Mac (actually McAuley, and that was his middle name so acutally Patrick.) It's a cool name, very Irish." Aug. 31, 2009:
"I know two boys named Mac and I personally LOVE that name. When I have a boy, I'm going to name him Mac!" Mar. 29, 2009:
"I think i will name my son Mac, he is due Feb, 2009." Jan. 4, 2009:
"My Dad's middle name is Mac...I've always loved this name" Jun. 2, 2008:
"If I had a boy I would name him Mac. It sounds cool." Jan. 27, 2007:
"My real name is Mackenzie but everyone calls me Mac. I love the name but everyone always puts a K on the end! That drives me nutz." Feb. 13, 2006:
"Have a son named MacArthur, but goes by Mac. While it is not the most popular name, Mac just fits the boy perfectly." Jan. 5, 2006:
"Only heard it once, short for Mackenzie because its more boyish than girly ;ike Mackenzie is." Dec. 11, 2005:
1 Negative Comment
"Mac is a very Lame name... unless used for a hamburger with special sauce...." Feb. 3, 2007:
8 Neutral Comments
"I love this name but we spelled it Mack. Great boys name my son is Mack Andrew." Jan. 30, 2018:
"My name is McKenna (Girl) but almost everyone calls me Mac" Dec. 25, 2010:
"I KNOW A MAC! Actually her name's Sarah. She drives me nutz too." Dec. 19, 2008:
"My brother is Thomas McCarthy, and we call him Mac. I think it's such a cool name." Jul. 10, 2008:
"Sounds like a form of address for any man anywhere in the United States (sometimes Canada and Australia too)." Jun. 5, 2008:
"Also have a son named MacArthur that we call Mac. I understand that some may not like it as it had to grow on me and I picked that name. Not everyone can pull off being a Mac but my guy can." May. 10, 2008:
"My dog is called Mac lol but I still love it as a boy's name!" May. 8, 2007:
"We named our son Mac (born 1997). We love the name and don't run across too many other Macs. It's an original." Mar. 25, 2007:
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