The name Mack ranked 415th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name has fluctuated in use, it has been quietly present throughout the last century.
This name element appears in Gaelic-derived patronymics (names based on a father's name), such as MacDonald (son of Donald) and MacKay (son of Aodh.) It is a common nickname for people with surnames such as these.
Not only has it evolved into a personal name, it is used as a generic term of address for males, akin to ''buddy'' or ''pal.''
Arts and Music
''Mack The Knife''
German lyric by Bertolt Brecht, music by Kurt Weil; the opening number of The Threepenny Opera (see list of Names in Song titles)