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What does Nance mean?

Nance Pronunciation of Nance [nance] as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of the name Nance is "He (God) has favored me". Nance is an alternate form of Anne (Hebrew): the English version of Hannah. Nance is also a form of Nan (Hebrew): version and nickname of Ann. Nance is also used as a form of Nancy (Hebrew).


40 related forms via Anne, Nan, Nancy: Aine, Anci, Anke, Annice, Annie, Hana, Hanja, Hanka, Hanny, Nainsey, Nainsi, Nana, Nancee, Nancey, Nanci, Nancie, Nancsi, Nanelle, Nanete, Nanette, Nania, Nanice, Nanine, Nann, Nanna, Nanncey, Nanncy, Nanni, Nannie, Nanny, Nanon, Nanor, Nansee, Nansey, Nina, Ninon, Ninor, Nona, Nonie and Onie.

Creative forms:
(female) Nace, Nansi, ..

(male) Nancio, Nanne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nance Janessa (N.J.), ..

How popular is Nance?

Nance is an uncommonly occurring given name for women but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#1431 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Aine, Anne (#569 in recent rankings), Annice, Annie (#323), Hana (#860), Nan, Nana, Nancee, Nanci, Nancie, Nancy (#820), Nanette, Nanna, Nannie, Nanny, Nina (#300), Nona, Nonie and Onie are the popular alternative forms of Nance (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Anke, are uncommon. These relations of Nance reached the top of their popularity in the 1940s (median #1141) and have become significantly less popular since (#1624, 94%), with forms like Nan becoming less fashionable. Hana is the most contemporarily stylish birth name among these. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anne, Annice, Annie, Hana, Nan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nana, Nancee, Nanci, Nancie, Nancy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nanette, Nanna, Nannie, Nanny, Nina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nona, Nonie, Onie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aine, Annie, Nancy, Nina outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Cayce, Dace, Danice, France, Janice, Janyce, Kace, Kayce, Lace, Lanice, Nadie, Nanda, Nani, Nanney, Narice, Ranice and Tace. These names tend to be more frequently used than Nance.

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