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Quick Facts on Lacey

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English, French
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 467
Simple meaning:
Frolicsome, playful

Characteristics of Lacey

  • Independent
  • Individualistic
  • Ambitious
  • Strong-willed
  • Inventive
  • Successful

Etymology & Historical Origin - Lacey

Lacey is the transferred use of a baronial surname with Norman-French origins from a place name, the town of Lassy in northwestern France (named after a Gaulish personal name “Lascius”). Lascius appears to have Latin roots and may be a derivative of “lascivus” which means ‘playful, frolicsome, kittenish’. The name was fairly restricted to English nobility and was also a powerful family name in medieval Ireland. The name first appeared in the Domesday Book, recorded as “de Laci” in 1086. As a female forename, Lacey has only been in use since the latter half of the 20th century. The name is spelled Lacey, Lacy or Laci – although it is most commonly spelled Lacey. Today, this female given name is most popular in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Popularity of the Name Lacey

Lacey made her debut on the American female popularity charts in 1975 and very quickly ascended the charts. The name has never managed to carve a spot on the Top 100, but she came awfully close in 1984 at position #116. The 1980s were the best decade for this “playful” name, but in the last 20+ years Lacey has lost her luster. This name reminds us of Stacey, Casey and Macey. It’s got a cute, girlish sound with a modern sensibility. Especially with the connection to “lace”, the name is elegant and delicate with a frilly femininity. It’s cute, soft and sweet if maybe a little on the prissy side but that gives her some added charm. Like the name’s etymology suggests, Lacey has a cheerful quality. There’s no two ways about it – Lacey is all girl.
Popularity of the Girl Name Lacey
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Lacey

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Lacey

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Lacey

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

  • Popular Songs on Lacey

    Popular Songs on Lacey

    Racey Lacey - a song by Girls Aloud

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Lacey

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Lacey

    Barbie Loves Lacey (Kristine Lombardi & Mattel) - Board book. Barbie loves pampering her dog Lacey, and Lacey feels so lucky to be Barbie’s special friend! Each board page of this puppy purse-shaped book will be punched to shape and will focus on the fun of having a pet. The original story will feature Barbie and her puppy doing all sorts of fun things together—shopping, going to the spa, playing in the park, and more! Recommended for ages 3-6.

    Lacey and the African Grandmothers (Sue Holler) - Twelve-year-old Lacey loves spending time with Oma patake, an elder on her reserve who is like a grandmother to her. From Oma patake she is learning about the traditions of her people, the Siksika, including the art of beadwork. Lacey hears about a project to help grandmothers a world away in Africa who are raising their grandkids because the children's parents have died of AIDS. She decides to put her new skills to work and make beaded purses to raise money to help. When a charitable organization brings two of the African grandmothers on a visit to her country, Lacey is thrilled to learn that they have asked to see her. She is humbled when the African women tell her how her compassion and dedication have made a difference in their lives. Inspired by a true story. Recommended for ages 10-14.

    Lacey O'Neal (Arlen Cohn) - It's an eyeball! It's a propeller! No…It's a shoelace!!!...and it weaves through the entire book and into the tale of Lacey O'Neal! At 6 foot 3, Lacey is happy standing above all the rest—if only Milton would stop giving her such a hard time, that is. Long and lanky, Lacey will capture your heart (and Milton's) as she spreads true friendship throughout the summer fun camp. From page to page and character to character, the elastic shoelace brings this story to three-dimensional life as it is transformed into arms, legs, pigtails, and more. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Lacey the Ladybug (Ratna Jalisatgi) - Lacey the ladybug finds a new and beautiful home for herself after a big search. But she doesn't want to share it with any of her friends. You will see how she learns to share. Recommended for ages 3-6.

    Lacey's Room (Candy-Momma) - Although struggles make us stronger, you have to know how to pray your way through life. Without it, I think a lot of us are left empty-hearted and an emotional mess, so to speak. We would all love to live in a “make-believe world” where everything was always perfect and where girls play with their baby dolls and boys with their cars and trucks. But it doesn’t work that way in real life. Baby dolls become real babies, and trucks become real objects. They both require a lot more of attention from us. We can’t just put them in a closet or toy chest whenever we feel tired of playing. This book is written with the best intentions of coaching girls and boys alike into the research of life and how it’s made. It also is written with the utmost respect for parents or single parents and the importance of staying in tune with your teenager, to always keep their confidence level lifted high. Recommended for ages unknown.

  • Famous People Named Lacey

    Famous People Named Lacey

    Famous People Named Lacey - Lacey Chabert (actress); Lacey Baker (skateboarder); Lacey (professional wrestler); Lacey Schwimmer (ballroom dancer and reality star); Lacey Baldwin Smith (author); Lacey Duvalle (porn actress); Lacey Sturm (musician); Lacey Nymeyer (Olympic swimmer); Lacey Turner (English actress); Laci Peterson (victim of murder by her husband)

  • Children of Famous People Named Lacey

    Children of Famous People Named Lacey

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Lacey - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Lacey.

  • Historic Figures

    Lacey - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

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

Personality of the Girl Name Lacey

The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged.  They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.

Variations of the Baby Name - Lacey

  • No Variations Found.
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