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What does Lacey mean?

Lacey Pronunciation of Lacey as a girls' name (also used less regularly as boys' name Lacey) is pronounced LAY-see. It is of Old French origin. Nobleman's surname carried to England and Ireland after the Norman conquest. Lacey and its variants may also be used in reference to lace, the delicate fabric made of netted thread, hence giving it a feminine connotation. Country singer Lacy J Dalton.


ASSOCIATED WITH surname, england, ireland (gaelic), conquest (victory), delicate (gentle)


VARIANTS Lace, Lacee, Lacene, Laci, Laciann, Lacie, Lacina, Lacy, Lacyann, Laicee, Laicey, Laisey, Laycie

(female) Licey, ..

(male) Lase, ..

Lacey Henley (L.H.), ..

How popular is Lacey?

Lacey is a very prominent first name for women (#626 out of 4276, Top 15%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#1854 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Lacey was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its apex position of #145 in the U.S. in 1991, and is at #650 currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Lacy (#1870 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Lacee, Laci and Lacie are the prominent variation forms of Lacey (#650) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Lacey reached its highest in the 1980s (MEDIAN #658) and has become much less since (#1704, 84.1% LESS USAGE), with forms such as Lacy becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lacey, Lacee, Laci, Lacie, Lacy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Lacey is alike in pronunciation to Lassey, Leecea, Lesy, Lissy, Lizy, Lizzy, Luci, Lucie and Lucy. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Cacey, Cadey, Caley, Carey, Casey, Catey, Caycey (see Casey), Dacey, Daney, Darcey, Fancey, Gracey, Haley, Jacey, Jackey, Jamey, Janey, Kacey, Kaley, Kascey, Kasey, Katey, Kaycey, Lacoya, Laday, Ladey, Lady, Lael, Laidey, Laidy, Laily, Lainey, Lake, Laken, Laleh, Lally, Lane, Lanet, Laney, Lanny, Laray, Larea, Laree, Laren, Layney, Lorey, Lovey, Luce, Macey, Maicey, Marcey, Mazey, Nancey, Raley, Samey, Stacey, Tacey, Taney, Tracey and Yancey. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lacey.