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Ace is much more commonly used as a nickname. It began as a nickname in the Middle Ages in England when playing die became popular, and it is still used as a nickname to this day. Due to the popularity of celebrities such as Jessica Simpson giving their children this name, it is becoming a popular first name for boys.

Meaning of the name Ace:

Latin: one, expert, unity
English: highest rank

Origin of the name Ace:

The baby name Ace comes from the word ace that means one or highest rank. It was created around the Middle Ages when it was popular to gamble with or to play with die. The word originated from the French word that is the same that means unity, which originates from Latin tradition.

Symbolism of the name Ace:

Ace may have been originally used as a nickname during the Middle Ages to denote someone as a champion or an expert. Though not as common as other names for boys, it is a first name on its own now if you want something unique.

Style of the name Ace:

Modern

Gender of the name Ace:

Ace is primarily used for males.

Pronunciation of the name Ace:

AYS

Number of syllables in the name Ace:

One

Emotion evoked from the name Ace:

Ace is a very modern baby name that feels trendy and cool. It is a bit aggressive and manly too.

Alternative spellings for the name Ace:

  • Ase

Nicknames for the name Ace:

  • Ay
  • Acey
  • Acy

Popularity of the name Ace:

The baby name Ace was on the Social Security Popularity Index in 1900 and 1903 at numbers 1968 and 697. It did not come back on the list until over a century later in 2006. Now, the name is on the top 200 list, ranking at number 199.

Related names for the name Ace:

Great middle names for Ace and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Ace:

  • Ace Young (pop singer)
  • Ace Dumont (son of Tom Dumont)
  • Ace Johnson (son of Jessica Simpson)
  • Ace Frehley (former KISS guitarist)

Aces in popular culture:

  • Ace Ventura (main character from “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective”)
  • Ace Couplar (character from “Powerpuff Girls”)
  • Ace Rothstein (character from “Casino”)
  • Ace (character from “Failure to Launch”)