Long before the department store chain, Macy was a surname that came from various towns in the Normandy region of France. Though it has been around since the 19th century, it didn’t get much love in the US until singer Macy Gray found fame in the 1990s, which is when the gender-neutral name peaked on the baby-name charts. Like the artist, Macy is cute and perky but not for everyone. Some prefer her more traditional rhyming sisters Lacey, Tracey and Stacy. Macy feels like a more modern, stylish choice.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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