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What does Macy mean?

Macy /ma-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 6 variants: Macee, Macey, Maci, Macie, Maicey and Maicy.

Macy has 3 more related forms via Lacy: Lacee, Laci and Laicey.

Macy has 1 masculine form: Mace.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Mamy, Micy, ..

(male) Mace, Mary, ..

How popular is Macy?

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 (#6066 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name history of Macy for girls. Macy reached its apex position of #219 in the U.S. in 2003, and is at #363 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Maci (#263 from current records), Macie (#374), Macey (#926), Lacy (#1485), Laci (#1580), Macee and Lacee are the popular varying forms of Macy (#363 from current records). These forms of Macy reached the height of their popularity in 2011 (adoption of 0.2%) and are almost as common today (adoption 0.2%, down 24%), but with forms like Lacy falling out of fashion. Macy is the continual favorite, though Maci is currently more frequently used.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Macy, Lacee, Laci, Lacy, Macee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Macey, Maci, Macie in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Macy is pronounced similarly to Maisa, Maisey, Maisy, Maysa, Mazey, Mazie, Mesa and Missy. Other recommended names are Cacy, Cascy, Dacy, Daicy, Darcy, Fancy, Jacy, Kacy, Lucy, Macon, Mada, Maddy, Mady, Mae, Maery, Mag, Maggy, Maguy, Mai, Maia, Mair, Maiya, Maj, Maja, Maji, Mal, Mala, Mali, Mally, Mame, Manya, Mara, Marcey, Marci, Marcy, Mare, Marg, Margy, Mari, Marjy, Mart, Marty, Mary, Marya, Maryk, Maryl, Maryn, Marys, Mat, Mata, Matty, Maud, Mave, Max, Maxi, Maxy, May, Maya, Maye, Mercy, Mica, Micky, Nancy, Stacy, Tacy, Tracy and Yancy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Macy.