Meaning: Gift of God Origin: Latin
It was made famous by Titus Maccius Plautus, a comedic Roman playwrite, known simply as ‘Plautus’. He is noted for being the Father of Comedy.
Maccius is the inspiration behind the French villages named Massy. The more common name Macy originally was a label for families from these villages.
I really like the ability to shorten Maccius to Max, making it very useable today, I definitely think it is due for a comeback. I am also quite fond of English/Scottish variant Massey, and, French Massé.