[ 2 syll. ma-cy, mac-y ] The baby girl name Macy is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced MEY-Siy- †. Macy is of Old French origin and it is used mainly in English. The meaning of Macy is 'domain of Maccius; weapon'. The name is of uncertain origin. It could be from an English surname which originated from a Norman French place name meaning 'domain of Maccius'. It could also be derived from the Old French element masse, or else it could be from the medieval form of Matthias. Macy is also the name of an American chain of department stores founded by Rowland Hussey Macy (1822-1877).
Macy has 18 forms. Forms of the name include Mace, Macea, Macee, Macey, Maci, Macie, Maecea, Maecee, Maecey, Maeci, Maecie, Maecy, Maicea, Maicee, Maicey, Maici, Maicie, and Maicy. See also the related form, the Dutch, English, French, German, and Scandinavian Thomas.
Macy is rather popular as a baby girl name. The name has been rising in popularity since the 1980s. At the modest peak of its usage in 2003, 0.074% of baby girls were named Macy. It was #219 in rank then. In 2012, it ranked at #338 with a usage of 0.048%, and it was the 2nd most popular after Maci, out of all girl names in its family. It was 58% more commonly used than Macy in 2012. Macy has in the last century been primarily given to baby girls.
† Pronunciation for Macy: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
A famous person named Macy is Macy Gray, Singer, born Natalie Renee McIntyre September 6, 1967, Canton, Ohio.