What does Maccabee mean?
Maccabee [mac-cabee] as a boys' name is of Aramaic origin, and the meaning of Maccabee is "hammer". Also possibly from a Hebrew phrase meaning "Who is like unto thee among the gods, oh Lord!" This was the surname of a group of Jewish leaders who overthrew Syrian rule in the century before Christ. The Hannukah story took place during this struggle.
(female) Middle name pairings:
Maccabee Coby (M.C.), ..
How popular is Maccabee?
Maccabee is an unusual given name for men but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#98298 out of 150436, Top 65%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Maccabee has not been listed in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 Birth Statistics)
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