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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.


Variations

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 girl name Nan.


Popularity

Nancy is a very popular first name for females (#12 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#33182 out of 88799, Top 37%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Nancy for girls. Nancy reached its highest rank of #7 in the U.S. in 1940-1949. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Nancy and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Nancy (#752), Ann (#945), Nannie, Nanci, Nan and Nancie. (2014 statistics).

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

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


Similar Names

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

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