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What does Acacia mean?

Acacia Pronunciation of Acacia [aca-cia] as a girls' name is pronounced a-KAY-shah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Acacia is "thorny tree". Name of the flower related to the mimosa. The plant was named in the 16th century with the Latin form "acacia" of Greek "akakia". Biblical: acacia wood was used to build the Ark of the Covenant. Sometimes, Keisha is considered a short form of this name.

ASSOCIATED WITH greek, flower, 16th century, biblical


VARIANTS Cacia, Cacie, Casey, Casha, Casia, Cassie, Cassy, Caysha, Kacey, Kacie, Kasey, Kasi, Kassja, Kassy



(female) Acicia, Amacia, ..

(male) Acai, Acawin, ..

Acacia Vayda (A.V.), ..

How popular is Acacia?

Acacia is a rare first name for women. Acacia is also a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Acacia was first listed in 1990 and reached its peak rank of #1312 in the U.S. in the year 1998, and is presently at #1954. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Acacia name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Acacia outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Acacia (#1954 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) listed in the Top 2000 are Casey (#814), Kasey (#1092), Cassie (#1264), Kacey (#1316), Kacie (#1557), Keisha, Kecia, Cassy and Kasi. These forms of Acacia were at the height of their popularity in 1992 (AVERAGE #924) and have become significantly less widespread since (#1599, DOWN 86.8%), with versions such as Keisha going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Acacia, Casey, Cassie, Cassy, Kacey in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kacie, Kasey, Kasi, Kecia, Keisha in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Casey, Kasey outside U.S.

Similar Names

Acacia is alike in pronunciation to Akasha. Other suggested similar names are Acadia, Accalia, Adalia, Agace, Agacia, Agafia, Akosia, Alaia, Alecia, Alicia, Alycia, Amadia, Amaia, Amalia, Amecia, Anaca, Analia, Arcadia, Atalia, Avania, Azalia, Azania, Azaria, Dacia, Gracia, Kacia, Lacacia, Oracia, Stacia and Tacia. These names tend to be more frequently used than Acacia.

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