Girl Baby Name

Stacy

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Quick Facts on Stacy

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 984
Pronunciation:
STAY-see
Simple meaning:
Fruitful

Characteristics of Stacy

  • Freedom-loving
  • Adventurous
  • Adaptable
  • Intellectual
  • Easygoing
  • Progressive
  • Sensual

Etymology & Historical Origin - Stacy

Stacy is a name with an interesting history. First of all it dates back to medieval England, believed to have been derived from the masculine name Eustace from the Greek Ευσταχυς (Eustakhios) meaning “fruitful”. Eustace is basically made up of the Greek elements “eu” meaning “well, good” and “stakhys” meaning “grapes”. The Normans brought Eustace to England in the Middle Ages after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name was originally popularized among the French by the legend an early 2nd century saint. St. Eustace was a general in the Roman army in the pagan days of the Empire. One day while hunting a stag, Eustace claimed to have seen a vision of Jesus on the cross between the antlers of the deer. The experience prompted him to convert to Christianity and have his entire family baptized. He was then forced to deal with a series of personal tragedies that would have tested the patience of Job – but like Job, Eustace never wavered on his faith. He and his family were eventually put to death by fire under the Emperor Hadrian for refusing to honor the Roman pagan gods. St. Eustace’s legend and cult grew in the Middle Ages and his name became common in England by the 12th century. Stace and Stacey developed as medieval pet forms of Eustace and eventually became given names in their own right (as well as patronymic surnames). Originally masculine in nature, Stacy fell out of favor by the 16th century. The name returned in the 20th century, but this time also reemerged as a popular girl’s name. For females, Stacy is often considered a short form for Anastasia or Natasia.

Popularity of the Name Stacy

Stacy has a longer history as a boy’s name in America than it does for the girls. However, Stacy pretty much jumped to the other team and went exclusively female by the early 1990s (this is when the name disappeared from the male naming charts). As a girl’s name in America, Stacy made her debut on the charts in 1949. It’s unclear why, but Stacy started to gain favor very quickly. The name landed on the Top 100 list of most commonly used girl names in 1966 but it was really the 1970s when Stacy was at the peak of her career. The name reached as high as position #32 on the charts (1971 & 1973) – trust us when we say there are a lot of Stacys out there celebrating their 40th birthdays right now. Another 1970s Stacy Baby you might know: Stacy Ann Ferguson (aka Fergie) of the Black Eyed Peas (b. 1975). However, what was once super cool in the 1970s has today become out-dated and passé in the 21st century. Stacy has really dropped like rocks on the charts and is now barely hanging onto the Top 1000 list. Basically Stacy went out of style as fast as she came in. Names like Macy and Lacey have poor old Stacy and Tracy beat in usage in more recent years. In fact, the only year in the past 25 years that Stacy actually showed positive rather than negative movement on the charts was in 2004 – the year when Fountain of Wayne’s ϋber-popular song “Stacy’s Mom” was all over the radio airwaves. Stacy, Stacey, Stacie and Stace are all possible spellings, but Stacy (without the “e”) is the only one left on the charts.
Popularity of the Girl Name Stacy
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Stacy

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Stacy

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Stacy

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

  • Popular Songs on Stacy

    Popular Songs on Stacy

    Black Stacy - a song by Saul Williams

    Stacy - a song by SocialBurn

    Stacy's Mom - a song by Fountains of Wayne

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Stacy

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Stacy

    All About Stacy (Patricia Reilly Giff) - Stacy can't wait to start her new class project, making an "About-Me" box. Into it will go special things that she likes. Jiwon's putting a scrap of her old baby dress in her About-Me box. Eddie's putting pictures of food in his. But Stacy can't think of one thing to put in hers. How can Stacy make her About-Me box as special as Jiwon's or Eddie's? She has to do something fast. Can she turn her box of troubles into a box of delights? Recommended for ages 5-8.

    Stacey Coolidge's Fancy-Smancy Cursive Handwriting (Barbara Esham) - From Mrs. Thompson, the teacher, to Frederick, the class guinea pig, everything about second grade seems good to Carolyn. But when the class starts practicing the slants and curves of cursive writing, she finds it difficult and her happiness evaporates. Detailing her frustrations and contrasting her struggles with a classmate s easy success, this picture book reflects experiences familiar to many young students. Carolyn s sympathetic teacher puts things in perspective, telling her that when it comes to writing, ideas and emotions are much more important than slants and curves. Designed to encourage children, books in the Adventures of Everyday Geniuses series tell stories of students who struggle in some respects, while excelling in others. Bright with colorful washes, the cartoonlike drawings clearly express the characters emotions. Given the pressure to introduce cursive writing to younger students, this picture book will resonate with a growing number of children. Carolyn Phelan --BOOKLIST American Library Association Recommended for ages 6-9.

    Stacey the Soccer Fairy (Daisy Meadows) - The Sports Fairies' magical items are missing, and now the Fairy Olympics are going all wrong! This is our ninth group of Rainbow Magic fairies; all seven books will be released at once. It's an exciting time in Fairyland. Everyone is getting ready for the Fairy Olympics! But Jack Frost's goblins have stolen the Sports Fairies' magic objects. Now they're threatening to take over the whole competition! Rachel's favorite soccer team is ready for the big game. But without Stacey the Soccer Fairy's magic ball, they'll never reach their goal! Find the enchanted object in each book, and help keep the Fairyland Olympics magical! Recommended for ages 6-9.

    Stacy and the Greek Festival (Karen Papandrew) - Ten year old Stacy's love for her great grandmother and pride in her Greek heritage are tested when she must decide between dancing at the Greek Festival or fulfilling her dream of riding horseback in the mountains - two events taking place on the same weekend. Recommended for ages 8-11.

    Stacy and the Greek Village Wedding (Karen Papandrew) - A long, boring summer is about to change in "Stacy and the Greek Village Wedding." Stacy and her family are off to the Greek Islands where wedding preparations mix with the urgent search for a miracle producing icon lost during World War II. While it is a time of firsts for Stacy who takes her first airplane trip, participates in her first wedding, and receives her first kiss, it is also a disturbing time for Papa who is just beginning to realize that his little girl of twelve is growing up. Recommended for ages 10-14.

    Stacy Had a Little Sister (Wendie Old) - Stacy has mixed feelings about her new sister Ashley, but when the baby dies of sudden infant death syndrome, Stacy is sad and misses her. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Stacy's Song (Jacqueline Seewald) - Stacy's talent and love for music forces her to make hard choices. Life is risky, but she must learn to make important decisions on her own. Stacy Nelson, warm-hearted with a sense of humor, is a tall, skinny teenager, sometimes called "giraffe" by other kids. She's an average student with a lot of extracurricular interests. Her good friend Karen wants Stacy to practice with her and try out for cheerleading. Liz Norris asks Stacy to join a band that she and her brother Michael are starting, but she has reservations. Her first meeting with Michael Norris is stormy, yet she is drawn in by his outstanding musical ability and joins the band. Stacy always wants to please everyone, but fails to think about who she is and what she really wants. After making the cheerleading squad, Greg Lawson, captain of the football team, becomes interested in Stacy. He is easy-going and charming, just the opposite of Michael. They start dating, and Stacy is suddenly popular in and out of school. As a cheerleader, she is accepted by the in-crowd. She tries to relax and enjoy this new lifestyle. When Stacy has difficulty meeting all of her commitments and her grades fall, her father is displeased and insists she quit the band. Stacy feels torn-wanting to please her father without letting down the other band members. Ultimately, while dealing with family and peer pressure, she must decide what is best for her. Recommended for ages 14-18.

    The Baby-Sitters Club: The Truth About Stacey (Raina Telgemeier) - America's favorite baby-sitters come to life in a new graphic novel series! Poor Stacey. She's moved to a new town. She's still coming to terms with her diabetes. She's facing baby-sitting problems left and right. And her parents are no help. Luckily, Stacey has three new, true friends -- Kristy, Claudia, and Mary Anne. Together they're the BSC -- and they will deal with whatever's thrown their way... even if it's a rival baby-sitting club! Recommended for ages 8-11.

  • Famous People Named Stacy

    Famous People Named Stacy

    Famous People Named Stacy - Stacy Ferguson (aka Fergie); Stacy Keibler (dancer); Stacy Keach (actor); Stacy Lattisaw (singer); Stacy Dragila (Olympic pole vaulter); Stacy Lewis (LPGA golfer); Stacy Peralta (skater/surfer turned film director/producer); Stacy Compton (NASCAR)

  • Children of Famous People Named Stacy

    Children of Famous People Named Stacy

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

  • Historic Figures

    Stacy - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

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

Personality of the Girl Name Stacy

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

Variations of the Baby Name - Stacy

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