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.
(female) Laucey, Licey, ..
(male) Laley, Lase, ..
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. Demographics)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Lacey for girls. Lacey was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its apex position of #145 in the U.S. in 1991, and is at #486 currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Lacey and associated names. Lacy (#1485 in recent rankings), Lacie (#1537), Laci (#1580) and Lacee are the prominent variation forms of Lacey (#486 in recent rankings) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Lacey reached its highest in the year 1991 (median #651) and has become much less since (#1417, 72.4% less usage), with forms such as Lacey becoming somewhat dated.
Lacey▼ is alike in pronunciation to Lassey, Leecea, Lesy, Lissy, Lizy, Lizzy, Luci, Lucie and Lucy▲. Other suggested similar names are Cacey, Cadey, Caley, Carey▼, Casey▼, Catey, Caycey (see Casey), Dacey, Daney, Darcey, Fancey, Gracey, Haley▼, Jacey, Jackey, Jamey, Janey, Kacey, Kaley, Kascey, Kasey▼, Katey, Kaycey, Lacoya, Laday, Ladey, Lady, Lael, Laidey, Laidy, Laily, Lainey▲, Lake, Laken, Laleh, Lally, Lane, Lanet, Laney▲, Lanny, Laray, Larea, Laree, Laren, Layney, Lorey, Lovey, Luce, Macey, Maicey, Marcey, Mazey, Nancey, Raley, Samey, Stacey▼, Tacey, Taney, Tracey▼ and Yancey. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lacey.