Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. MAY-see  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From an English surname that was from various towns called Massy in France. The towns themselves were originally derived from a Gallo-Roman personal name that was Latinized as Maccius. The name was brought to public attention in 1989 when the character Macy Alexander was introduced to the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful [1]. It is also notable as the name of a chain of American department stores founded by Rowland Hussey Macy in 1858.

Related Names

VariantsMacey, Maci, Macie


People think this name is

modern   youthful   informal   wholesome   refined   strange   simple   comedic  


Sources & References

  1. Evans, Cleveland Kent. The Great Big Book of Baby Names. Publications International, 2006, page 501.
Entry updated January 21, 2022