The female baby name Macy may immediately make you think of Macy's stores. These stores do in fact have a bit to do with this first name, however, as they were founded by someone with the last name Macy. This is the origin story of the name Macy in that it began as a surname throughout Europe for those having lived near Massy, France.

Meaning of the name Macy:

English: from Massy, France

Origin of the name Macy:

Macy as a baby name began as an English surname in Europe. It was used for families who lived among Massy, France as a play on the town name. The name became popularized as a first name after the opening of Macy's department stores by then-owner, Rowland Macy, in the 1800s.

Symbolism of the name Macy:

The baby name Macy sounds similar to the town that it is from as it is meant to be a play on the same word. Despite this traditional meaning, however, the name has become a more trendy and modern version for names like Stacy that were popular in the mid-twentieth century.

Baby name Macy

Style of the name Macy:

Traditional as a surname, modern as a first name

Gender of the name Macy:

The baby name Macy is a trendy name for females.

Pronunciation of the name Macy:


Number of syllables in the name Macy:


Emotion evoked from the name Macy:

Macy feels youthful and friendly. It is a name worth celebration as it feels joyful and full of life.

Alternative spellings for the name Macy:

  • Macey 
  • Macie
  • Maci
  • Macee
  • Masee

Nicknames for the name Macy:

Popularity of the name Macy:

The baby name Macy ranked low on the Social Security Index in the years 1900, 1901, 1905, 1906, and 1909. It did not reappear on the index until 1990, however. The name has never risen above the top 200 list, and it received its highest rank in 2003 at number 219. Now, as of 2020, the name is extremely low on the Social Security Index again at number 618.

Related names for the name Macy:

Great middle names for Macy and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Macy:

  • Macy Gray (singer, “I Try”)
  • Macy Morse (peace activist)
  • Macy Chan (actress, “Sisters of Pearl”)

Macys in popular culture:

  • Macy Sharpe (character from “The Bold and the Beautiful”)
  • Macy Misa (character from “Jonas”)
  • Macy Clay (character from “Sims” video game)
  • Macy Queen (character from “The Truth About Forever”)