Quick Facts on Maci
- English, French
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Gift of God
Etymology & Historical Origin - Maci
Technically, Maci is the transferred use of an English surname with Old French origins (usually rendered as Macy or Massey). The surname developed from either a location name (various villages located in Normandy) or from a Roman personal name Maccius (a development of Matthew which means ‘Gift of God’). However, it is more likely that Maci as a female given name developed from Macey which was a modern coinage influenced by Stacey, Tracey, and Lacey. In this case, Maci is just another spelling variation of Macey.
Popularity of the Name Maci
The name Maci first appeared on the U.S. naming charts in 1995, marking the last spelling variation of the “Macy” family of names. Macie was first, then Macy and then came Macey. After her debut on the charts in the mid-1990s, the name Maci sort of languished at low to very moderate levels of popularity. Then something interesting happened. Between the years 2009 and 2010, the name Maci shot up a whopping 423 positions on the charts. This was a head-scratcher for us; trying to understand what influenced the sudden and remarkable popularity of this name? Well, it only took a little bit of research for us to find the connection and it’s, of course, a pop-culture one. Maci Bookout was a reality TV character on MTV’s wildly popular “Teen Mom” series (a spin-off of “16 and Pregnant”). She is the mom of Bentley (this name also made a significant jump on the charts in 2010). Call us old-fashioned, but it’s hard to understand why American parents would want to name their child after a teen mom (um, hello?). Although we have to admit, Maci’s saving grace is that she’s an over-achiever: popular, athletic and successful at school. She is also (thankfully) a spokesperson against teen pregnancy, having first-hand knowledge of the massive responsibilities and limitations a baby brings into one’s life. In any case, Maci is a cute name, but we definitely consider it a fleeting fad. And we hope your little Maci doesn’t repeat the same mistake Maci Bookout did. Girls are just not ready to be moms at 16. And that’s our one public announcement for the day.
Popularity of the Girl Name Maci
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Maci
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Maci
Maci We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Maci.
Popular Songs on Maci
Maci - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Maci.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Maci
Maci - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character with the first name Maci.
Famous People Named Maci
Famous People Named Maci - Maci Bookout (reality TV); Maci Wainwright (singer/songwriter); Maci Miller (jazz artist)
Children of Famous People Named Maci
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Maci - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Maci.
Maci - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Maci - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Maci.
Personality of the Girl Name Maci
The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done. They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.
Variations of the Baby Name - Maci