Meaning and Name Origin
Macy \m(a)-cy\ as a girls' name (also used less generally as boys' name Macy) is pronounced MAY-see. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Macy is "weapon". May also be a place name for "Matthew's estate". The name of a character on the soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful". Has a similarity to Lacy. Pop singer Macy Gray.
Macy has 1 masculine form: Mace.
Macy is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2561 out of 4276, Top 60%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#7894 out of 88799, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Macy for girls. Macy entered the list in 1990 and reached its apex position of #219 in the U.S. in 2003, and is at #363 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Macy and associated names. Popular varying forms of Macy (#363 the previous year) rated in the Top 1000 are Maci (#263 the previous year), Macie (#374), Macey (#926), Lacy and Laci. These girl names reached the height of their popularity in 2003 and have become much less popular since, with the forms Macey, Lacy and Laci becoming less fashionable. Maci (#263), Macie (#374) and Macy (#363) are three of the more contemporarily stylish girl names in this list, with Macie going through a rebound in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Macy▲ is pronounced similarly to Maisy and Mazey. Other recommended similar baby names are Cacy, Dacy, Jacy, Kacy, Mady, Mag, Maggy, Maguy, Maj, Maja, Maji, Marcy▼, Mary, Max, Maxi, Maxy, May▼, Mica, Micky and Tacy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Macy.