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pinWhat does Nancy mean?

Nancy /nan-cy/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced NAN-cee. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Nancy is "He (God) has favored me".

Variant of Ann. Originally a nickname first used as a given name in the 18th century. First Lady Nancy Reagan; skater Nancy Kerrigan; writer Nancy Mitford.


Nancy has 16 variants: Nainsey, Nainsi, Nance, Nancee, Nancey, Nanci, Nancie, Nancsi, Nanice, Nann, Nanncey, Nanncy, Nannie, Nanny, Nansee and Nansey.

Related girl names: Anne and Nan.

Nancy has 1 more different relation via Ann: Annie.

Kreatif forms: Naacy, Naicy, Noncy. [more]

pinHow popular is Nancy?

Nancy is a very popular first name for women (#12 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#60390 out of 150436, Top 40%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Nancy for girls. Nancy reached its top position of #7 in the U.S. in the 1940s, and is presently at #752. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nancy name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nancy outside U.S.

Prominent alternative forms of Nancy (#752 the previous year) are Ann (#945 the previous year), Anne (#553), Annie (#311), Nan, Nanci, Nancie and Nannie. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.652%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.1799%, 72.4%), with versions such as Ann, Anne, Nan, Nancy and Nannie falling out of style. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Nancy and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nancy, Ann, Anne, Annie, Nan in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nanci, Nancie, Nannie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Annie outside U.S.

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Suggested similar baby names are Fancy and Yancy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Nancy.