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What does Mace mean?

Mace Pronunciation of Mace [mace] as a boys' name is pronounced mayce. It is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Mace is "heavy staff or club". A medieval weapon used by knights to break armor. Short form of names like Macy and Mason; also an English surname that may be a form of Matthew. Macerio may be a variant of Makarios (Greek), a saint's name.

Associated with: medieval, surname, greek, saint.


Mace has 3 variants: Maceo, Macerio and Macey.

20 more related forms via Makarios, Mason, Matthew: Macaire, Madteo, Makar, Massen, Mat, Mata, Mateo, Mateus, Mathe, Matheu, Mathew, Matico, Mats, Matt, Matteo, Matti, Mattie, Matty, Matvey and Matz.

Creative forms:
(male) Macea, Marce, ..

(female) Maca, Maise, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mace Shayne (M.S.), ..

How popular is Mace?

Mace is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#2734 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Mace reached its apex position of #1427 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Mace appearing in the Top 2000 are Maceo, Macy, Mason (#3 from recent data), Mat, Mateo (#85), Mathew (#480), Matt, Matteo (#191), Matthew (#15) and Mattie. These relations of Mace were favored by parents in the 1980s (usage of 2.6%) and are almost as common today (usage 1.9%, down 26%). Matthew has been the most prominent, though Matteo has become popular as well, while versions like Mat are now somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mace, Maceo, Macy, Mason, Mat in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mateo, Mathew, Matt, Matteo, Matthew, Mattie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mason, Mathew, Matteo, Matthew outside U.S.

Similar Names

Mace is alike in pronunciation to Mayes, Mays, Moise, Mose and Moss. Other suggested similar names are Ace, Cace, Cayce, Chace, Dace, Dice, Dyce, Ince, Jace, Jaice, Jayce, Lance, Luce, Mac, Macgee, Machen, Mack, Mackey, Mackie, Macon, Mads, Magee, Maier, Maik, Majed, Majer, Maks, Malek, Man, Mann, Mano, Mar, Marc, Marcel, March, Marco, Mareo, Mark, Maro, Marq, Marr, Mars, Mart, Max, Maxey, Maxie, Maxx, Maxy, Mayer, Mayne, Mayo, Mc-, Meade, Merce, Miche, Mick, Mike, Moe, More, Myke, Pace, Paice, Payce, Raice, Rance, Rayce, Rice, Trace, Tyce and Yance. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mace.

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