Lacy

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26k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Lacy

"Lacy" is a name of English origin, and it means "Lacy". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Made of or resembling lace ("a lacy gown" and "a lacy leaf")
  2. Having open interstices or resembling a web
Wiktionary
  1. A surname​, a spelling variant of Lacey.
  2. A male given name, transferred from the surname, mostly in the nineteenth century.
  3. A female given name of modern usage.

Notable Persons Named Lacy

Lacy J. Dalton is a country music musician. She has been prominent since 1978. Lacy was given the name Jill Lynne Byrem on October 13th, 1946. Lacy is also known as Jill Croston.

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Lacy was born on March 4th, 1969 in Laguna Beach, California.

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Lacy Herman Thornburg is a Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina and North Carolina Attorney General. He was most active from 1995 to 2009. Lacy was born on December 20th, 1929 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Lacy was born on February 20th, 1983 in Norfolk, Virginia.

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Lacy was born on June 12th, 1985.

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Lacy was born on December 23rd, 1964 in United States. Lacy is also known as Barnes Mileham and Lacy.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Lacy

Jake Lacy is an actor. He was most active from 2008 to present. Jake was born on February 14th, 1985 in Greenfield, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Eddie Lacy is a football player for the Green Bay Packers. Eddie was born on June 2nd, 1990 in Gretna, Louisiana.

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Preston Lacy is an actor, stunt performer, and writer. His ongoing career started in 1992. Preston was born on August 14th, 1969 in Carthage, Missouri, U.S.

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Jeff Lacy is a boxer. Jeff was born on May 12th, 1977 in St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.

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Steve Lacy was a jazz, dixieland, and avant-garde jazz saxophone. He plays Soprano saxophone. Steve was given the name Steven Norman Lackritz on July 23rd, 1934 in New York City, New York, U.S. He left this life on June 4th, 2004.

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Sarah was born on December 29th, 1975 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 15 6 9
1881 10 0 10
1882 11 0 11
1883 7 0 7
1884 7 0 7
1885 19 7 12
1886 16 6 10
1887 14 6 8
1888 19 6 13
1889 15 5 10
1890 28 11 17
1891 24 10 14
1892 30 12 18
1893 25 15 10
1894 37 14 23
1895 29 17 12
1896 30 13 17
1897 26 7 19
1898 24 16 8
1899 27 12 15
1900 49 16 33
1901 37 21 16
1902 34 12 22
1903 32 9 23
1904 36 14 22
1905 33 15 18
1906 41 15 26
1907 46 16 30
1908 44 14 30
1909 42 19 23
1910 59 26 33
1911 44 13 31
1912 87 22 65
1913 88 28 60
1914 101 22 79
1915 113 24 89
1916 141 30 111
1917 138 28 110
1918 139 29 110
1919 120 29 91
1920 137 30 107
1921 146 30 116
1922 143 25 118
1923 132 32 100
1924 146 21 125
1925 155 34 121
1926 119 13 106
1927 136 20 116
1928 113 16 97
1929 115 17 98
1930 114 12 102
1931 97 17 80
1932 126 22 104
1933 94 21 73
1934 104 11 93
1935 117 17 100
1936 102 15 87
1937 121 20 101
1938 84 18 66
1939 101 16 85
1940 92 11 81
1941 108 16 92
1942 118 22 96
1943 114 18 96
1944 114 25 89
1945 84 17 67
1946 100 11 89
1947 113 14 99
1948 104 16 88
1949 88 12 76
1950 106 14 92
1951 92 17 75
1952 105 9 96
1953 97 20 77
1954 85 18 67
1955 90 18 72
1956 93 16 77
1957 99 23 76
1958 85 20 65
1959 95 19 76
1960 81 20 61
1961 83 24 59
1962 97 48 49
1963 92 32 60
1964 81 26 55
1965 98 37 61
1966 77 30 47
1967 78 29 49
1968 112 44 68
1969 107 57 50
1970 119 74 45
1971 81 41 40
1972 116 69 47
1973 105 66 39
1974 113 66 47
1975 241 210 31
1976 195 152 43
1977 194 159 35
1978 482 453 29
1979 469 427 42
1980 596 562 34
1981 860 833 27
1982 1,014 987 27
1983 1,003 972 31
1984 968 940 28
1985 965 934 31
1986 877 853 24
1987 866 838 28
1988 777 749 28
1989 772 736 36
1990 783 753 30
1991 721 695 26
1992 617 594 23
1993 557 534 23
1994 448 431 17
1995 348 331 17
1996 289 276 13
1997 292 277 15
1998 238 231 7
1999 240 231 9
2000 218 205 13
2001 217 211 6
2002 186 186 0
2003 313 297 16
2004 280 273 7
2005 261 261 0
2006 256 246 10
2007 272 263 9
2008 215 205 10
2009 210 198 12
2010 181 170 11
2011 147 142 5
2012 143 143 0
2013 161 156 5
2014 156 149 7
2015 165 160 5
2016 118 118 0
2017 107 107 0

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Popularity of Lacy as a first name

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Popularity of Lacy as a last name

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Common last names for Lacy

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • Walker
  • Robinson
  • White
  • Lewis
  • Roberts

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lacy U.S.
  White 63.22% 64.26%
  African American 30.15% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.72% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.67% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.69% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lacy

People with the last name Lacy are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Lacy

  • What name lists does Lacy rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Lacy? Lacy is the 1,485th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lacy was the 1,559th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lacy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 26,079 babies born with the first name Lacy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lacy to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lacy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 15 new born babies.
  • When was Lacy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lacy is Thursday, October 17th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Lacy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lacy was in 1982 with a total of 987 babies.
  • Random Lacy Factoid: According to the 1979 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lacy ranks 81st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 10 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 1979.
  • Weird things about the name Lacy: Your name in reverse order is Ycal. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lcay. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lacy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 23,110 people with the last name Lacy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lacy? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Lacy as their last name.

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  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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