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Type Surname (from given name & from location)
Pronounced Pron. MA-kee(Irish, Finnish) mə-KEE(Irish, Scottish, Scottish Gaelic)  [key]

Meaning & History

As an Irish name with stress on the first syllable, it is an anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Macdha ‘descendant of Macdha.’
As an Irish and Scottish name with stress on the second syllable, it is a variant of McKay.
It may also be an anglicized form of the Finnish surname Mäki ( I posted the link that way because linking to the name in the normal way would link to a Japanese surname in the main database.
Added 10/9/2014 by Goweegie2
Edited 10/14/2023 by Felie