Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Macey

Macey is a variant spelling of Macy. Macy (or Massey) is the transferred use of a medieval English surname with Old French origins. The surname developed from a location name (various villages in Normandy called Macey or Massy), names which were derived from the ancient Roman personal name Maccius (a Latin variant of Matthew). Matthew ultimately comes from the Hebrew Matityahu meaning “Gift of Yahweh” (Greek: Matthias). The first recorded spelling of the surname was rendered as “Masci” in the Domesday Book of 1086. Surnames became widespread in Britain during the Middle Ages as a means of identification for the purposes of taxation. Due to the high rate of illiteracy in medieval England, as well as the disparity among local dialects, the pronunciations and spellings of surnames developed slowly over time into their modern standardized forms (in this case, Macey, Macy, Maycey, Mascey, Massey, Massie, and Massy are all variations of last names which ultimate came from Maccius). As a forename for baby girls, Macey is mainly a late 20th century coinage which was likely influenced by similar sounding female names like Stacey, Tracey and Lacey.

All About the Baby Name – Macey

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME MACEY

The Number 2 personality in numerology is all about cooperation and balance. It's the number of diplomats and mediators. They are not leaders, but strive rather for harmony in partnerships. These are the peacemakers. Equality and fairness are important in their dealings, and they are willing to share power and responsibility to achieve a harmonious outcome. This personality is calm and patient, waiting for things to evolve instead of pushing aggressively for an outcome. They are good-natured and easy-going, and care deeply on an emotional and spiritual plane. Twos appreciate beauty and nature and are intent on making the world a better place.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME MACEY

The female name Macey comes in four different spelling variations: Macy, Macey, Macie and Maci. Currently, Macey is the least favored of the four. Macy was the first (and most traditional) spelling of this surname-turned-first-name to hit the charts, followed by Macey, Macie and Maci. Ironically, Maci is now the most popular spelling (thanks to a reality TV personality from MTV’s “Teen Mom” named Maci Bookout). Macey first appeared on the American female naming charts in 1992 and reached her peak success at position #494 on the Top 1000 list in 2001. As a stand-alone name, Macey isn’t very common but collectively the “Macy” names are given to about 4,000 baby girls per year. The name is more popular than first meets the eye. The Macy/Macey spellings are more traditional while the Macie/Maci spellings are more cutesy and youthful.

Quick Facts

ON MACEY

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

English

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

921

PRONUNCIATION:

MAY-see

SIMPLE MEANING:

Gift of God

Characteristics

OF MACEY

Cooperative

Considerate

Compassionate

Nurturing

Sensitive

Patient

Loving

Kind

Gracious

Balanced

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Macey

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME MACEY

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Macey

Popular Songs

ON MACEY

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Famous People

NAMED MACEY

Macey Cruthird (actress)

Children of Famous People

NAMED MACEY

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME MACEY

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