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What does Trace mean?

Trace Pronunciation of Trace [trace] as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Trace). From the English word, or possibly a variant of Tracy.


2 alternative forms via Tracy: Tracey and Treacy.

Creative forms:
(male) Dorce, Trare, ..

(female) Trasa, Trate, ..

Middle name pairings:
Trace Macklin (T.M.), ..

How popular is Trace?

Trace is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#23922 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Trace entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #439 in the U.S. in 1998, and is currently at #801. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Trace (#801 the previous year) are Tracey and Tracy. These forms of Trace were at the top of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.17%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.02%, 91.2%), with versions such as Tracy becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Trace, Tracey, Tracy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Trace is alike in pronunciation to Tris. Other suggested similar names are Brice, Bruce, Bryce, Cace, Chace, Dace, Horace, Jace, Mace, Pace, Price, Pryce, Tate, Terach, Thane, Trai, Trail, Traver, Traye, Tre, Troye, True and Tyce. These names tend to be more commonly used than Trace.