Maclean name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Maclean mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Maclean

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Tanzania, United Republic of, the name Maclean is of Scottish origin and means "The son of servant Saint John".
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International Interest
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From Scottish Gaelic MacGilleEathain, patronymic form of a personal name meaning "servant of (Saint) John".

  1. A Scottish surname​.

Notable Persons Named Maclean

Notable Persons Named Maclean

Maclean Rogers

His most notable accomplishments were from 1929 to 1960. Maclean was given the name Percy Miller Maclean Rogers on July 13th, 1899 in Croydon. He died on January 4th, 1962.


Maclean was born on December 13th, 1844. He breathed his last breath on November 11th, 1913.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Maclean

Notable Persons With the Last Name Maclean

Alistair MacLean

Alistair MacLean was an author and teacher. He was most prominent from 1955 to 1986. Alistair was given the name Alistair Stuart MacLean on April 21st, 1922 in Shettleston, Glasgow, Scotland. Alistair is also known as Ian Stuart. He passed away on February 2nd, 1987.

Norman Fitzroy Maclean

Norman Fitzroy Maclean was a writer. Norman was born on December 23rd, 1902 in Clarinda, Iowa. He left this life on August 2nd, 1990.

Dougie MacLean

Dougie MacLean is a musician. He plays Guitar, violin, Mandola, Viola, Bouzouki, Harmonica, Banjo, Bass, and Bass (instrument). Dougie was born on September 27th, 1954 in Dunblane, Perthshire, Scotland.

Ron MacLean

Ron was given the name Ronald Joseph Corbett MacLean on April 12th, 1960 in Zweibrücken.

Brendan Maclean

Brendan Maclean is a baroque pop, electropop, and piano pop musician. He plays Piano, Keyboard instrument, Guitar, Ukulele, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to present. Brendan was born on December 27th, 1987.

Bt Sir Fitzroy Maclean

Bt Sir Fitzroy Maclean was an office holder. Bt was born on March 11th, 1911 in Cairo. He passed away on June 15th, 1996.

  • Doug MacLean
  • Paul MacLean
    Hockey Player
  • John Maclean
    Bolshevik Consul in Scotland
  • Paul D. MacLean
  • Steven MacLean
  • Thomas MacLean
  • Sarah MacLean
  • Sorley MacLean
  • Sir Donald Maclean
    Office Holder
  • Robert J. MacLean
  • Brittany MacLean
  • Dorothy Maclean
  • Douglas MacLean
  • Craig MacLean

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Maclean U.S.
  White 93.44% 64.26%
  African American 0.76% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.80% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.23% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.79% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.99% 16.26%

Of Last Name Maclean

People with the last name Maclean are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Maclean

  • How Popular is the name Maclean? Maclean is the 24,224th most popular name of all time. As a last name Maclean was the 4,726th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Maclean have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 260 babies born with the first name Maclean in the United States. That's more than enough people named Maclean to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Maclean? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1987 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Maclean first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Maclean is Friday, June 10th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Maclean born? The highest recorded use of the first name Maclean was in 1998 with a total of 23 babies.
  • Random Maclean Factoid: According to the 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Maclean is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 1997.
  • Weird things about the name Maclean: The name spelled backwards is Naelcam. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Lmnaaec. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Maclean? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,504 people with the last name Maclean.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Maclean? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Maclean as their last name.
  • Maclean name meaning

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