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Quick Facts on Ace

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • American, English, Latin
  • Number of syllables:
  • 1
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 498
Simple meaning:
Single unit; Highest rank; Number one

Characteristics of Ace

  • Multi-talented
  • Intuitive
  • Oneness
  • Idealistic
  • Philanthropy
  • Independent
  • Perfection

Etymology & Historical Origin - Ace

Ace developed into a given name by way of a nickname. The word “ace” is quite obviously the English vocabulary word for the highest (and sometimes lowest) ranking card in a standard deck of playing cards. It is also a colloquial term used for a person who excels at something; someone who is “number one” or tops. This is derived from the ace representing a one in card games (or representing the best card as in the game of poker). The word Ace is ultimately derived from the Latin “as” meaning a “single unit” (and also the name of a low-value coin in old Roman times). Before the word Ace had been applied to the playing card it had been used for the side of dice with a single mark. In medieval times, the Ace was often associated with “bad-fortune” since it was the lowest roll of the die (and therefore a losing roll). However, Ace’s luck turned around when it became applied to card games. Today most people associate the word Ace with high levels of excellence achievable by only a very few. The word has been used to describe a heroic pilot (Flying Ace), an un-returnable tennis serve, the best starting pitcher on a baseball team, a perfect test score, and a sure victory (ace in the hole). As a masculine given name, Ace has most commonly been used by Americans and Australians, two English-speaking countries known for their moxie and swagger. When it comes down to it, naming your kid Ace exhibits a fair amount of confidence and pride.

Popularity of the Name Ace

Surprisingly Ace has been used as a masculine given name in the United States since at least the late 19th century up through 1903. However, as we moved into the 20th century, Ace pretty much disappeared from the charts for what seemed like an eternity. The name finally reemerged in 2006 after a 100+ year hiatus. What reminded American parents of this idiomatic moniker was a contestant on the 2006 season of American Idol, Ace Young (born Brett Asa Young). In this case, Ace could be considered a nickname for names like Asa, Jace, Trace or Chace (or, if you’re a fan of subtlety, you could create a name like Andrew Charles Edwards and get the A.C.E. initials that way). Although it appears that more and more American parents are choosing Ace as a bona fide given name which is a bold move indeed. Many people point to the fact that Ace sounds more like a well-earned nickname or a commonly used dog’s name. If you decide that Ace will be your son’s legally given first name then you better hope he’s really good at something otherwise the name runs the risk of being ironic (which could ultimately become a source of embarrassment and ridicule). Because the word “ace” is so strongly associated with being the very best, many people consider this name choice slightly arrogant (but we have to admit, it’s also pretty cute). Of course your son is your number one, so it’s hard to blame overly confident parents. Still, parents only seem to want to name their sons Ace and not their daughters. What's up with that?
Popularity of the Boy Name Ace
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Ace

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Ace

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Ace

    Ace We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Ace.

  • Popular Songs on Ace

    Popular Songs on Ace

    Ace - a song by Jimmy Buffett

    Ace in the Hole - a song by George Strait

    Ace of Hearts - a song by Alan Jackson

    Ace of Spades - a song by Motorhead

    Ace Reject - a song by Sugababes

    Aces - a song by Suzy Bogguss

    Just Ace - a song by Grinspoon

    The Ace of Swords - a song by The Alan Parson Project

    The Late Great Johnny Ace - a song by Paul Simon

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Ace

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Ace

    Ace Lacewing Bug Detective (David Biedrzycki) - Here's the buzz on Ace Lacewing: he's tall, handsome, and has two antennae. Queenie Bee and the Royal Jelly are missing, and Ace is hot on the honey trail. To save the day he'll need help from his friends, Sergeant Zito, Slim the Walking Stick, and Xerces the butterfly, as they take on sinister Al the Drone. Recommended for ages 6-9.

    Ace Lacewing Bug Detective: Bad Bugs Are My Business (David Biedrzycki) - When Scratch Murphy's flea bag full of dough goes missing, Ace Lacwing is on the case. With friends Xerces and Zito at his side, Ace searches Six Legs Park for clues. From the Termite Tower of Terror to Queenie Bee's Hive Rise Honey Stand, the place is crawling with suspects. A hilarious, witty tribute to the classic detective story. See additional titles in the Ace Lacewing Bug Detective series. Recommended for ages 6-9.

    Ace: The Very Important Pig (Dick King-Smith) - Ace is the great-grandson pig of the much-beloved Babe: The Gallant Pig (1985). Ace is an intelligent, lovable, unlikely pig hero, similar to his ancestor Babe. Ace is distinguished from his littermates by a black mark in the shape of a club from a deck of cards, and also by his ability to understand human speech. The lonely, good-natured Farmer Tubbs is used to talking to his animals, but he is amazed when this young piglet makes his wants known with different grunts. With the help of the clever house cat and by flattering a fat corgi, Ace gains entry to the house and makes himself comfortable watching the magic television box. The School Library Journal says: “King-Smith's delightful animal fantasy is lightly satirical, poking fun at human pretensions in the foibles of the animal characters. The division of the book into 14 short chapters makes it particularly appropriate as an introduction to longer fiction and well suited to teachers looking for read-aloud fiction.” Recommended for ages 7-11.

    Atomic Ace and the Robot Rampage (Jeff Weigel) - It's an ordinary day for Atomic Ace and his family until the evil Roboconqueror accidentally sends his mechanoid army after Ace's son instead of Ace himself. With Ace busy in space diverting a meteor threat, who will be on Earth to save the day? See more titles in the Atomic Ace series. Recommended for ages 7-11.

    Super Ace and the Thirsty Planet (Matt Vander Pol) - Space hero Super Ace is called to planet Woop because the main river has dried up. No one can drink or bathe, and they are cranky and smelly. Super Ace tries to use his super powers (strength and good looks) to find a way for the people to smell better and not be so thirsty. Nothing he tries works. The planet leader turns to Sidekick Ned, but Super Swish laughs. Ned uses his God-given wisdom to discover that a huge boulder has fallen into the river and blocked the water. Super Ace feels bad until Ned asks him to help by moving the large rock. Super Ace and Sidekick Ned are glad they have worked together. This level-two I Can Read book uses engaging characters and a simple plot to build children's confidence as they discover the joy of reading independently. See more titles in the Super Ace series. Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Ace

    Famous People Named Ace

    Famous People Named Ace - Brett Asa “Ace” Young (singer on season five of American Idol); Irvine Wallace "Ace" Bailey (hockey Hall of Famer); Paul Daniel "Ace" Frehley (musician); Patrick "Ace" Ntsoelengoe (soccer player); Clarence "Ace" Parker (football and baseball player); Arthur "Ace" Enders (musician); Ace Hood (rapper)

  • Children of Famous People Named Ace

    Children of Famous People Named Ace

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Ace - Jennie Finch (Olympic softball player); Liam Howlett (musician); Natalie Appleton (musician)

  • Historic Figures

    Ace - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Ace - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Ace.

Personality of the Boy Name Ace

The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.

Variations of the Baby Name - Ace

  • No Variations Found.
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