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Nancy meaning and name origin
Nancy \n(a)-ncy, nan-cy\ as a girl's name is pronounced NAN-cee. Variant of Ann (Hebrew) "grace". 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 variant forms: Nainsey, Nainsi, Nance, Nancee, Nancey, Nanci, Nancie, Nancsi, Nanice, Nann, Nanncey, Nanncy, Nannie, Nanny, Nansee and Nansey.
For more information, see also the related name Nan.
A baby name that sounds like Nancy is Nunzia.
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Popularity of Nancy
Nancy is a very popular first name for women (#12 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#33182 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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