Mac Aodh means ‘son of Aodh’, a popular personal name meaning ‘fire’. The name can be either of Scottish or Irish origin. There were three Irish clans of the name located in Ulster, in the area on the borders of the modern counties of Donegal and Tyrone, around Islandmagee in Co. Antrim and in Co. Fermanagh. The Scottish Magees arrived in Ulster during the plantations. Magee is one of the 100 most numerous names in Ireland, and is by far most common in Ulster.