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Gender: Male Meaning of Ace: "one, unity" Origin of Ace: Latin Ace's Popularity in 2017: #290

The name Ace is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "one, unity". Ace is ranked #290 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Badass Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding then Eliminating - Boys Themed".

From the experts:

No longer tied to the hapless Ace Ventura, this jaunty, high-flying nickname name is starting to take flight among celebrity and other parents, with its countless positive references to doing well in tests and poker games, on the tennis court and golf course, and in the air.

Natalie Appleton, Tom Dumont, Jennie Finch, and Jessica Simpson all have little Aces. The best known grownup with the name is Ace Frehley, born Paul, one-time KISS guitarist.

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Famous People Named Ace

Paul Daniel "Ace" Frehley, guitarist of American band KISS
Ace Young, American pop singer
Clarence McKay "Ace" Parker, American football and baseball player
Christopher John "Ace" Kefford, English bassist of The Move
Arthur Carl "Ace" Enders, American lead singer of band The Early November
Ace Billy Howlett (b. 2004), son of singers Liam Howlett and Natalie Appleton
Ace Shane Daigle (b. 2006), son of softball pitcher Jennie Finch and baseball pitcher Casey Daigle
Ace Joseph Dumont (b. 2006), son of musician Tom Dumont of No Doubt
Ace Billy Willis (b. 2011), son of TV Presenter Emma Willis and musician Matt Willis
Ace Knute Johnson (b. 2013), son of singer Jessica Simpson and NFL player Eric Johnson
Ace Jeremiah Gill (b. 2014), son of singer JB Gill & Chloe Tangney
Ace Wells Tucker (b. 2016), son of reality TV personality Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker
Ace Saunders (b. 2016), son of golfer Sam Palmer Saunders; great-grandson of golfer Arnold Palmer
Ace Thomas Mendelsohn (b. 2016), son of chef and restaurateur Spike Mendelsohn
Easton Ace Green (b. 2016), son of NFL player A.J. Green

Pop Culture References for the name Ace

Ace Ventura, Pet Detective, movie series and its main character
Ace D Couplar, Powerpuff Girls and Gorillaz chararcter
Ace Rothstein, a character from the movie Casino
Ace Buchanan, character on American soaps "All My Children" and "One Life to Live"
Ace, character from the movie "Failure to Launch"
Ace Merrill, character in the movie "Stand by Me"
Ace, character in webcomic "Colorless"
Portgas D. Ace, also known by his moniker; 'Fire Fist' Ace, character in anime 'One Piece'
Ace, female character in game 'Love Nikki'
Ace Attorney, murder mystery series of video games
Ace, a playing card
Ace, an unreachable tennis serve
Ace, a hole-in-one in golf
Ace, a fighter pilot
Ace, a baseball team's #1 pitcher
Ace, common slang for 'asexual'


BabyHall Says:


Ace makes me think of a little baby with black hair, blue eyes, pale skin, and a little nose... SO CUTE

alextheindigo Says:


Isn't this a dog name?

SilverSky109 Says:


It's worth noting that "ace" refers to someone who is asexual (this is now pretty widely known). It might be something worth considering before naming your child this!

kndalle Says:


I love Ace for a girl, it's just so spunky!

Sillysarahlily Says:


I think Ace is more girly than male. I have a friend who if he has a daughter wants to name her Ace after the Doctor Who Companion

MaggieM910 Says:


I love this name so much! Sounds badass ;)

Shaebaby Says:


I think the name Ace is cute. I know a girl who just name her daughter Acey so why not Ace?

Although now that Asexulaity/Ace has become a recognized thing you could run into a lot of questions there.

actingfun Says:


As someone who is asexual, I'm naturally drawn to this name. It's a bit strange to name your child after your sexuality, though.

EW314 Says:


I get why people dislike this, but personally I think it's a great little name! Though I do think it probably works best on a child or teenager, so I'd go with the lovely, classic Asa with Ace as a nickname.

Plutophelia Says:


I love initial nicknames. AJ is super cute.

Tayburk Says:


It's funny you say that. I actually thought about that before he was born. But his middle name starts with a J so he can always go by AJ later if he chooses to, or by his middle name. Luckily so far Ace fits his little personality. 😊 whew.

Plutophelia Says:


I get that, I do. But naming your kids for the personality you want them to have doesn't always work. Like naming your kid Diesel and they end up as a limp limbed poet or something. Then again assuming gender when naming a kid can be risky too. I'd just prefer to choose a name that could fit any sort of personality. What if your kid is not a southern gentleman and not at all a bad ass? What if he becomes an accountant and is asthmatic? Ace the Asthmatic Accountant (that is actually kinda cute).

Eliza500 Says:


Could this be used for a girl

John Sage Says:


This is a dog's name.

Ace Says:


My name is Ace. It's hard.
Every one thinks it's not your real or Ace Ventura. Oh, and if you name your kid Ace expect him to be a compliment machine and a chick magnet. But don't expect your name to be mentioned, defined, etc.

Tayburk Says:


I named my son Ace. I love it! Reminds me of a southern gentleman with some badass mixed in. 😉

faithnamer Says:


I like this name! I heard it on the cutest little girl once and I think it's adorable! It would be better used as a nickname though.

Guest Says:


I cannot stand this as a name. So f-cking tacky.

edit: I'm actually starting to warm up to it. It's kinda cute.