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The first name 

Lacey is a first name typically given to girls, but in rare cases also used as a boys name.

Lacey is a common name for girl.

The name Lacey isn’t among the current fashionable names in our top 10 stats, but nonetheless, it’s still very popular and common. In our SmartGenius ranking of all girls names, Lacey ranks 510. Recently, out of every 10,000 newborn girls, approximately 3 were named Lacey. In the entire USA, approximately 50,393 people – children, adults and seniors – currently bear the name Lacey. That is 0.02 % of all living Americans.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

What does the name 
Lacey mean?

Lacey is a variant of Lacy, originally a surname that was derived from Lassy, the name of a town in Normandy. Both names were boy’s names, that, however, have been given primarily to girls since the 1970s.

The spelling Lacey is.. far more popular than the original Lacy.

Lacey -
at home in every state from California to New York

The name Lacey may not be in the top rankings of the most popular girls’ names, but it is one of the few female given names, along with only 536 others, that can be found in every single state in the U.S. from Alaska to Florida and from California to New York. Of course, the name occurs more frequently in some states than in others – and Lacey is apparently especially popular in Utah. Although the name is not one of the top 100 most popular women’s names here either, one in 979 women in Utah is called Lacey. In total, that’s 1,178 women who feel addressed when the name Lacey is shouted loudly across Utah and who ensure that their name makes it to #257 in our SmartGenius ranking of the most common female names in this nice state. If you asked all women in the entire U.S. for their first name, you would hear Lacey as the answer a total of 50,350 times. This places Lacey at #506 in our SmartGenius statistics for the most popular women’s names in the whole of the USA. This is true for all currently living women across all states and age groups – the recent popularity of the name Lacey as a baby name is, of course, a bit different, as you can see from the statistics above.

Lacey has 5 letters 
and begins with an L

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter L is a particularly popular initial letter for girls' names – 6.8% of all common girls’ names in the US begin with this letter. By the way, the most common first letters for girls’ names are A and S.

With five letters, the name Lacey is comparatively short. In fact, 17.0% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly five letters. Only 7% of all first names are even shorter, while 75% have more than five letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

That means that with 6.8% of all girls' names that begin with an L, this first letter is much more common than the other letters on average. If you are now wondering which girls' name with L is the most common... the answer is Linda.

Other names with 
L, a, c, e and y

If you take all the letters in the name Lacey – L, a, c, e and y – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Cayle or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Lacey

If your name is Lacey and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Lacey

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Lacey, you can simply say:






This is how the name Lacey is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Lacey in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Lacey

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Lacey is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Lacey

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Lacey sounds like this: