Ace

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Ace mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Ace

"Ace" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "One or Expert". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ace
Senses
  1. A unit; a single point or spot on a card or die; the card or die so marked; as, the ace of diamonds.
  2. Hence: A very small quantity or degree; a particle; an atom; a jot."I 'll not wag an ace further." [Dryden.]
  3. [Sport] A single point won by a stroke, as in handball, rackets, etc.; in tennis, frequently, a point won by a service stroke.

Etymology: OE. as, F. as, fr. L. as assis, unity, copper coin, the unit of coinage. Cf. As

adjective ace
Senses
  1. of the highest qualityan ace reporter
    synonyms: A-one, first-class, first-rate, super, tip-top, topnotch(predicate
verb ace
to get a grade of "A"; as, to ace an exam.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A serve that the receiver is unable to reach
  2. One of four playing cards in a deck having a single pip on its face
  3. A major strategic headquarters of NATO; safeguards an area extending from Norway to Turkey
  4. Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
  5. The smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
  6. Proteolytic enzyme that converts angiotensin I into angiotensin II
  7. Serve an ace against (someone)
  8. Play (a hole) in one stroke
  9. Score an ace against ("He aced his opponents")
  10. Succeed at easily
  11. Of the highest quality ("an ace reporter")
Wiktionary
  1. A male given name.
  2. A common nickname suggesting skill, particularly among airplane pilots.

Notable Persons Named Ace

Ace Frehley is a hard rock, heavy metal music, and glam metal musician. He plays Guitar, Gibson Les Paul, and Vocals. He was most active from 1964 to present. Ace was given the name Paul Daniel Frehley on April 27th, 1951 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S. Ace is also known as Spaceman" and "Space Ace".

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Ace Hood is a hip hop music rapping. His most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to 2006. Ace was given the name Antoine McColister on May 11th, 1988 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Ace is also known as Lil' Ace.

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Ace the Bat-Hound is a comics character.

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Ace Young is a pop music, rhythm, blues, blue-eyed soul, and rock music musician. He plays Vocals. His career lasted from 2000 to 2000. Ace was given the name Brett Young on November 15th, 1980 in Denver.

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Ace Wilder is a pop music, electropop, and hip hop music singing and songwriter. She plays Vocals. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Ace was given the name Alice Kristina Ingrid Gernandt on July 23rd, 1982 in Stockholm. Ace is also known as Wilder and Ace.

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Ace Fenton is a comics character.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ace

Masta Ace is a hip hop music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1988 to present. Masta was given the name Duval Clear on December 4th, 1966.

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Johnny Ace was a musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1949 to 1954. Johnny was given the name John Marshall Alexander, Jr. on June 9th, 1929 in Memphis, Tennessee. Johnny is also known as Johnny Ace. He left this life on December 25th, 1954.

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Mellow Man Ace is a hip hop music musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1987. Mellow was given the name Ulpiano Sergio Reyes on April 12th, 1967 in Pinar del Río.

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Goodman Ace was a radio host. Goodman was given the name Goodman Aiskowitz on January 15th, 1899. He died on March 25th, 1982.

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Black Ace was a texas blues and country blues musician. He was most prominent from 1920 to 1940. Black was given the name Babe Kyro Lemon Turner on December 21st, 1905 in Hughes Springs, Texas. Black is also known as B.K. Turner, Black Ace Turner, Babe Turner, and Black Ace. He left this life on November 7th, 1972.

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American Ace is a comics character.

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How popular is the baby name Ace in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 8 0 8
1883 6 0 6
1884 5 0 5
1886 10 0 10
1887 8 0 8
1888 11 0 11
1889 8 0 8
1891 7 0 7
1892 8 0 8
1894 10 0 10
1895 5 0 5
1899 5 0 5
1900 8 0 8
1903 11 0 11
1908 8 0 8
1909 6 0 6
1910 8 0 8
1911 7 0 7
1912 15 0 15
1913 8 0 8
1914 13 0 13
1915 22 0 22
1916 21 0 21
1917 17 0 17
1918 25 0 25
1919 20 0 20
1920 27 0 27
1921 22 0 22
1922 24 0 24
1923 16 0 16
1924 20 0 20
1925 18 0 18
1926 16 0 16
1927 19 0 19
1928 17 0 17
1929 13 0 13
1930 12 0 12
1931 20 0 20
1932 17 0 17
1933 21 0 21
1934 21 0 21
1935 17 0 17
1936 12 0 12
1937 24 0 24
1938 15 0 15
1939 17 0 17
1940 21 0 21
1941 20 0 20
1942 17 0 17
1943 16 0 16
1944 20 0 20
1945 19 0 19
1946 18 0 18
1947 29 0 29
1948 19 0 19
1949 20 0 20
1950 14 0 14
1951 24 0 24
1952 17 0 17
1953 22 0 22
1954 19 0 19
1955 18 0 18
1956 17 0 17
1957 22 0 22
1958 10 0 10
1959 17 0 17
1960 20 0 20
1961 12 0 12
1962 7 0 7
1963 25 0 25
1964 14 0 14
1965 14 0 14
1966 18 0 18
1967 12 0 12
1968 21 0 21
1969 10 0 10
1970 16 0 16
1971 28 0 28
1972 21 0 21
1973 14 0 14
1974 18 0 18
1975 22 0 22
1976 23 0 23
1977 17 0 17
1978 40 0 40
1979 19 0 19
1980 28 0 28
1981 28 0 28
1982 23 0 23
1983 35 0 35
1984 29 0 29
1985 32 0 32
1986 35 0 35
1987 44 0 44
1988 48 0 48
1989 32 0 32
1990 29 0 29
1991 35 0 35
1992 42 0 42
1993 41 0 41
1994 35 0 35
1995 33 0 33
1996 46 0 46
1997 40 0 40
1998 30 0 30
1999 40 0 40
2000 54 0 54
2001 52 0 52
2002 48 0 48
2003 61 0 61
2004 117 0 117
2005 137 0 137
2006 241 0 241
2007 279 0 279
2008 322 0 322
2009 418 0 418
2010 402 0 402
2011 443 5 438
2012 499 0 499
2013 547 0 547
2014 825 5 820
2015 745 7 738
2016 1,045 8 1,037
2017 1,232 10 1,222

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Popularity of Ace as a first name

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Popularity of Ace as a last name

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Common last names for Ace

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ace U.S.
  White 83.99% 64.26%
  African American 8.01% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.42% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.09% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ace

People with the last name Ace are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Ace

  • What name lists does Ace rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Ace? Ace is the 2,571st most popular name of all time. As a last name Ace was the 21,707th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ace have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,570 babies born with the first name Ace in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ace to occupy the country of Saint Barth with an estimated population of 8,902 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ace? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Ace first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ace is Wednesday, September 20th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Ace born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ace was in 2017 with a total of 1,222 babies. That's a lot of babies named Ace!
  • Random Ace Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ace is not a popular baby boy's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Ace: Your name in reverse order is Eca. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cae. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ace? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,199 people with the last name Ace.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ace? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ace as their last name since less than 1 person in 244k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.