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Boy Name: Ace

Name: Ace
Pronunciation: \a-ce\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: number one, the best
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Ase, Asa, Jace
Variant forms: Acee, Acer, Acey, Acie
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 38729


Ace \a-ce\ as a boy's name is pronounced ayce. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Ace is "number one, the best". A nickname given to one who excels. Also an English surname meaning "noble". Connotations of superiority come from the fact that ace is the playing card with highest face value. This may derive from the Latin "as", the name of a coin of low value. The term "flying ace" goes back to World War I when planes were both novel and hazardous.

Ace has 4 variant forms: Acee, Acer, Acey and Acie.

Baby names that sound like Ace are Ase, Asa and Jace.


Ace is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#38729 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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