Macca is a common nickname
A nickname is "a usually familiar or humorous but sometimes pointed or cruel name given to a person or place, as a supposedly appropriate replacement for or addition to the proper name.", or a name similar in origin and pronunciation from the original name....

 in English speaking countries of Anglo-Saxon heritage for somebody whose surname begins with the Gaelic
Goidelic languages
The Goidelic languages or Gaelic languages are one of the two branches of the Insular Celtic languages, the other consisting of the Brythonic languages. Goidelic languages historically formed a dialect continuum stretching from the south of Ireland through the Isle of Man to the north of Scotland...

 prefix Mac or Mc (meaning "son of").

People frequently referred to as Macca include:
  • Sir Paul McCartney
    Paul McCartney
    Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE, Hon RAM, FRCM is an English musician, singer-songwriter and composer. Formerly of The Beatles and Wings , McCartney is listed in Guinness World Records as the "most successful musician and composer in popular music history", with 60 gold discs and sales of 100...

    , musician
  • Chris McCormack (triathlete), professional triathlete, two time ironman world champion
  • Amy Macdonald
    Amy Macdonald (singer)
    Amy Macdonald is a Scottish recording artist. Macdonald rose to fame in 2007 with her debut album, This Is the Life and its fourth single, "This Is the Life". The single charted at number one in six different countries worldwide, and charted inside the top ten in another eleven countries worldwide...

    , singer
  • Steve McClaren
    Steve McClaren
    Stephen "Steve" McClaren is an English football manager and former player.McClaren was previously manager of VfL Wolfsburg in Germany between May 2010 and February 2011, having left his post at Dutch side FC Twente, with whom he won the club's first Eredivisie championship in the 2009–10 season...

    , ex-England football manager
  • Andrew McLeod
    Andrew McLeod
    Andrew Luke McLeod is a former Australian rules footballer for the Adelaide Football Club. He is the games record holder for Adelaide, having played 340 games....

    , Australian rules football
    Australian rules football
    Australian rules football, officially known as Australian football, also called football, Aussie rules or footy is a sport played between two teams of 22 players on either...

    er and two-time Norm Smith Medal
    Norm Smith Medal
    The Norm Smith Medal is the award given in the AFL Grand Final to the player adjudged by an independent panel of experts to have been the best player in the match.-History:The Norm Smith Medal is named after former Melbourne player and coach, Norm Smith...

  • Nathan McKenzie, All-Australian Superstar and Brownlow Medal
    Brownlow Medal
    The Chas Brownlow Trophy, better known as the Brownlow Medal , is awarded to the "fairest and best" player in the Australian Football League during the regular season as determined by votes cast by the officiating field umpires after each game...

  • Steve McManaman
    Steve McManaman
    Steven McManaman is a retired English footballer who played as a midfielder, winger and playmaker. Having spent his playing career at two of European football's most successful clubs of the 20th century, Liverpool and Real Madrid, as well as a spell at Manchester City, McManaman is the most...

    , footballer sometimes also called 'El Macca'
  • Stephen McPhail
    Stephen McPhail
    Stephen John Paul McPhail is an Irish footballer who plays for Cardiff City. He has won 10 caps for his country, the Republic of Ireland, and scored one goal...

    , footballer
  • Gary McAllister
    Gary McAllister
    Gary McAllister MBE is a Scottish former professional footballer.McAllister played primarily as a midfielder, in a successful career spanning over nineteen years. He started his career at local side Motherwell before moving south of the border to Leicester City at the age of 20...

    , former footballer and manager
  • Macbeth of Scotland
    Macbeth of Scotland
    Mac Bethad mac Findlaích was King of the Scots from 1040 until his death...

    , former Scottish king and Shakespearean tragic hero
  • Gary McSheffery, footballer
  • Chris McCormack, Australian triathlete
  • Michael "Macca" MacKenzie, a fictional recurring character on the Australian soap opera Home and Away
    Home and Away
    Home and Away is an Australian soap opera that has been produced in Sydney since July 1987 and is airing on the Seven Network since 17 January 1988. It is the second-longest-running drama and most popular soap opera on Australian television...

  • Steve McMahon
    Steve McMahon
    Stephen Joseph McMahon is an English former football midfielder who most notably played for Liverpool in the late 1980s...

    , former footballer
  • Bruce McAvaney
    Bruce McAvaney
    Bruce William McAvaney OAM is an Australian sports broadcaster with the Seven Network, well-known for his commentary of Australian rules football matches as well as covering every Summer Olympic Games from Moscow 1980 until Beijing 2008.- Early years :The son of an Adelaide accountant, McAvaney...

    , Australian Sports Media Broadcaster
  • Neil McKenzie
    Neil McKenzie
    Neil Douglas McKenzie is a South African cricketer. He is a right-handed opening batsman who plays for South Africa, making his first appearance in 2000. Strong on the leg side, he is also a very good player of spin...

    , South African Cricketer
  • Paul McNamee
    Paul McNamee
    Paul McNamee is a retired Australian tennis player and prominent sports administrator.-Tennis career:...

    , Former Australian Tennis Player, now Sports Administrator
  • Steve McNamara
    Steve McNamara
    Steve McNamara is an English professional rugby league football coach and former player. He is currently coach of the England national team.-International honours:...

    , British rugby league coach and former player
  • Steve McRae, A former District cricketer for Scarborough
  • Ian McNamara, Australian radio presenter, who hosts the ABC Local Radio
    ABC Local Radio
    ABC Local Radio is a network of publicly owned radio stations in Australia, operated by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.ABC Local Radio stations broadcast across the continent using terrestrial transmitters and satellites...

     program "Australia All Over"

Lady Macca may refer to:
  • Heather Mills, Sir Paul McCartney's second wife, (see, for example, Private Eye, 25 May 2006; London Evening Standard, 8 August 2006 - "Lady Macca's battle royal"), who was also referred to as Mucca (Sunday Times, 13 August 2006 - "Macca v Mucca: the hidden agenda"; London Lite, 25 January 2007 - "Lady Mucca meets Princess Michael
    Princess Michael of Kent
    Princess Michael of Kent is an Austrian-Hungarian member of the British Royal Family. She is married to Prince Michael of Kent, who is a grandson of King George V....

  • Lady Macbeth
    Lady Macbeth
    Lady Macbeth may refer to:*Lady Macbeth, from William Shakespeare's play Macbeth**Queen Gruoch of Scotland, the real-life Queen on whom Shakespeare based the character...

    , the wife of Macbeth in Shakespeare's play

Other uses:
  • McDonald's
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    , nicknamed "Macca's" in Australia and New Zealand
  • McLaren Mercedes, a Formula One Grand Prix team based in Woking, England
  • Maca
    Lepidium meyenii
    Lepidium meyenii, known commonly as maca, is an herbaceous biennial plant or annual plant native to the high Andes of Peru and Bolivia. It is grown for its fleshy hypocotyl , which is used as a root vegetable and a medicinal herb...

    , a Peruvian plant, used as food and for medicinal purposes
  • Macquarie Island
    Macquarie Island
    Macquarie Island lies in the southwest corner of the Pacific Ocean, about half-way between New Zealand and Antarctica, at 54°30S, 158°57E. Politically, it has formed part of the Australian state of Tasmania since 1900 and became a Tasmanian State Reserve in 1978. In 1997 it became a world heritage...

    , Australia
  • The Shin Megami Tensei
    Shin Megami Tensei
    is a console role-playing video game from Atlus that was originally released on October 30, 1992 and later on several platforms, although no installment was released outside of Japan. It was originally released on the Super Famicom and was later ported to the PC Engine Super CD-Rom and Mega-CD...

     video game series, in which Macca is the name of a form of currency
    In economics, currency refers to a generally accepted medium of exchange. These are usually the coins and banknotes of a particular government, which comprise the physical aspects of a nation's money supply...

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