Lacey - Meaning of Lacey
[ 2 syll. la-cey, lac-ey ] The baby girl name Lacey is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced LEY-Siy- †. Lacey is of Old French and Old Greek origin. It is used mainly in English. From Old French roots, its meaning is 'from Lassy, France; lace-like'. The first name is from a Norman baronial surname, which is itself from a place name in Lassy, which is in the department of Calvados in Normandy, France. The Lacey family was influential in the medieval period. The place name Lassy is itself from Lascius, a Gaulish name of Roman origin. The feminine name Lacey is also thought to derive from, or else influenced by, the English word lace, which is of the Old French laz.
In addition, Lacey is a familiar form of the German and Russian Larissa.
Lacey has 24 forms. Forms of the name include Lace, Lacea, Lacene, Lacia, Laciann, Lacina, Lacyann, Lacye, Laicea, Laicee, Laicey, Laicia, Laisey, Layce, Laycea, Laycie, and Lece. Other English forms include the spelling variants Lacee, Laci, Lacie, Lacy, Laici, Laycee, and Layci.
See also the related form, the name Delacey.
Lacey is rather popular as a baby girl name. The name increased in popularity from the 1970s up to the 1980s; prior to that, it was of only irregular use. At the modest peak of its usage in 1983, 0.133% of baby girls were named Lacey. It was #128 in rank then. The baby name has slipped in popularity since then. In 2018, it ranked at #650 with a usage of 0.025%, but it was nevertheless the most widely used out of all girl names in its family. Lacey has in the last century been primarily given to baby girls.
† Pronunciation for Lacey: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"