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What does Fancy mean?

Fancy Pronunciation of Fancy [fan-cy] as a girls' name means "imagination, fantasy". Can also mean an unusual idea (see Caprice). Use of the name may also refer to a dainty baby girl.

Related girl name: Frances.


Creative forms:
(female) Fanty, Francy, ..

(male) Fanco, Fanzi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Fancy Gabriela (F.G.), ..

How popular is Fancy?

Fancy is an unusual given name for females but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#65862 out of 150436, Top 44%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Frances (#514 from recent data) and Caprice are the prominent variation forms of Fancy (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Fancy was widespread a century ago (usage of 1.74%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.03%, 98.3%), with the version Frances becoming somewhat outmoded. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caprice, Frances in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Fancy and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Cacy, Cascy, Dacy, Daicy, Darcy, Fan, Fancey, Fancie, Fania, Fanney, Fanni, Fanny, Fanya, Fay, Franca, France, Francey, Franci, Franky, Franny, Jacy, Jency, Kacy, Lacy, Macy, Maicy, Marcy, Nancy, Nanncy, Tacy and Yancy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Fancy.