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Quick Facts on Macy

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • American, French
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 361
Simple meaning:
God's gift

Characteristics of Macy

  • Humanitarian
  • Community-minded
  • Family-oriented
  • Loving
  • Affectionate
  • Compassionate
  • Sensitive

Etymology & Historical Origin - Macy

Macy or Massey is the transferred use of an English surname with Old French origins. 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 Macy as a female given name developed from Macey which was a modern coinage influenced by Stacey, Tracey, and Lacey. In this case, Macy is just another spelling variation of Macey. Macy is currently a chart favorite in Scotland.

Popularity of the Name Macy

Macy is a name that briefly popped onto the U.S. naming charts in the late 1880s and early 1900s, but completely disappeared from usage in 1910. The name would not reemerge onto the charts for another 80 years (in 1990). The name has seen moderate success but doesn’t appear to be overused or super trendy. No doubt the talented musician Macy Gray helped spur on an interest in this name during the 1990s at the peak of her popularity. However, the name will ever be associated with the department store. It’s a cute, perky name and definitely a more feminine choice than the androgynous Mason.
Popularity of the Girl Name Macy
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Macy

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Macy

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Macy

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

  • Popular Songs on Macy

    Popular Songs on Macy

    Macy - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Macy.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Macy

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Macy

    Macy's Treasure (Ramona Levacy) - When bookworm Macy Bryant starts her senior year, she expects her biggest challenges to be taking her mother's English class and completing her SAT. Then, the new guy everyone is talking about asks Macy out for her first date ever. And why does Clark Ransom, Macy's next door neighbor and captain of the football team, seem so concerned about it? Hasn't he dated head cheerleader Melanie since freshman year, and hasn't he forgotten that Macy exists? Macy also doesn't expect to have a year so full of secrets, like the unpublished manuscript written by her deceased father found forgotten in the attic that she's afraid to ask her mother about or the disastrous date that makes Macy question whether she's just too straight-laced to be "normal." But the biggest secret of all is the one that binds Macy to Clark-and threatens to keep them apart for good. Only Macy's faith in God helps to keep her on a straight path when the challenges of high school threaten to keep her from making good choices. Recommended for ages 13-17.

    Waiting and Wading: The Adventures of Macy the Black Dog (Esther MacDonald) - As spring approaches and the yard needs to be cleaned up, Macy, the family dog discovers a nest of duck eggs. The waiting begins for Macy to see what she has found. Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Macy

    Famous People Named Macy

    Famous People Named Macy - Macy Gray (musician)

  • Children of Famous People Named Macy

    Children of Famous People Named Macy

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

  • Historic Figures

    Macy - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

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

Personality of the Girl Name Macy

Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.

Variations of the Baby Name - Macy

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