What does Lacey mean?
Lacey /la-cey/ as a girls' name (also used less regularly as boys' name Lacey) is pronounced LAY-see. It is of Old French origin. Nobleman's surname carried to England and Ireland after the Norman conquest. Lacey and its variants may also be used in reference to lace, the delicate fabric made of netted thread, hence giving it a feminine connotation. Country singer Lacy J Dalton.
How popular is Lacey?
Lacey is a very prominent first name for women (#626 out of 4276, Top 15%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#1854 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Lacey for girls. Lacey was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its apex position of #145 in the U.S. in 1991, and is at #486 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Lacey and associated names. Lacy, Laci and Lacie are the prominent variation forms of Lacey (#486 2 years ago) appearing in the Top 1000. Usage of these forms of Lacey reached its highest during the years 1980-1989 (average #434) and has become much less since (#871, 77.3% less), with the forms Lacie, Laci and Lacy becoming less trendy. Lacey is more ubiquitous than the rest. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Lacey▲ is alike in pronunciation to Lassey and Lucy▲. Other suggested similar baby names are Cacey, Dacey, Jacey▼, Kacey▼, Lacoya, Ladey, Lake, Laney▲, Luce, Macey▼ and Tacey. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lacey.