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Additional Information About Maceo

Maceo: Meaning, Celebrity Babies, Stats, and Songs


Maceo is a masculine name of Italian origin, meaning "God is my protection" or "God is my shield." It is a variation of the name "Maccabeo," which comes from the Hebrew name "Mattityahu," meaning "gift of God."

Celebrity Babies with the Name Maceo:

  • Maceo Robert De La Riva, son of actors Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego
  • Maceo J. Frost, son of actor Danny Masterson and actress Bijou Phillips
  • Maceo Rex son of musician Chris Cornell and Vicky Cornell.

Stats for the Name Maceo:

  • Popularity: While not as common as some other names, Maceo has seen a steady increase in popularity in recent years.
  • Rank: It ranks within the top 1000 most popular baby names in the United States.
  • Gender: Maceo is predominantly a male name.

Songs about Maceo:

There are no commercially released songs explicitly about the name Maceo. However, several artists have referenced the name in their lyrics:

  • "Maceo" by The Black Eyed Peas (an unreleased song, available on fan sites)
  • "Maceo" by The Streets (a song with lyrics mentioning the name, though not directly about it)

Other Information:

  • Pronunciation: MAY-see-oh
  • Variations: Macceo, Macayo, Machabeo
  • Nicknames: Mac, Maccy, Ace


Maceo is a strong and powerful name with a rich history and meaning. It is becoming increasingly popular, likely due to its connection to the strong and independent personalities of those who bear it.

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