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Gender: Male Pronunciation: MAY-see-o Meaning of Maceo: "gift of God" Origin of Maceo: Spanish variation of Matthew

The name Maceo is a boy's name of Spanish origin meaning "gift of God". Maceo and is often added to user-created lists like Unusual and On-Trend and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

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This semi-obscure historic name was recently chosen for their son by Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez.

A possible namesake is Maceo Grajales, a Cuban guerrilla leader who was second-in-command of the Army of Independence. Another is Harlem Renaissance figure Maceo Pinkard, composer of the song "Sweet Georgia Brown."

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Famous People Named Maceo

Maceo Parker, Jazz musician
Maceo Robert Martinez (2013), son of Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez
Maceo Grajales, Cuban guerrilla leader
Maceo Pinkard, American composer
Ahmad Maceo Eldridge Cleaver (b. 1969), son of Kathleen Cleaver
Maceo Williams (b. 2015), son of actors Jesse Williams and Aryn Drake-Lee

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