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What does Ace mean?

Ace Pronunciation of Ace [ace] as a boys' name is pronounced ayce. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Ace is "number one, the best". A nickname given to one who excels. Also an English surname meaning "noble". Connotations of superiority come from the fact that ace is the playing card with the highest face value. This may derive from the Latin "as", the name of a coin of low value. The term "flying ace" was coined during World War I.

Associated with: surname, noble, low (little), war.


Ace has 4 variants: Acee, Acer, Acey and Acie.

Creative forms:
(male) Arce, Are, ..

(female) Acas, Aci, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ace Chandler (A.C.), ..

How popular is Ace?

Ace is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#22745 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Ace reached its apex position of #379 in the U.S. in the year 2014, and is at #418 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Acie and Acey are the prominent alternative forms of Ace (#418 the previous year) appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Ace were favored as baby names in the year 2014 (median #1459) and are almost as popular today. Ace has been the top favorite.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ace, Acey, Acie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ace and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ace is pronounced similarly to Aias, Ase, Oz and Wes. Other recommended names are Abe, Acel, Ade, Ave and Axe. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ace.

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