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pinWhat does Nancy mean?

Nancy /nan-cy/ 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.

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 history of Nancy for girls. Nancy reached its top position of #7 in the U.S. in the 1940s, and is presently at #752. (Top Baby Names, 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 from current records) are Ann (#945 from current records), Anne (#553), Nan, Nanci, Nancie and Nannie. These forms of Nancy were popular during the years 1880-1889 (median #396) and are now much less common (#892, 82.3%), with versions such as Ann, Anne, Nan, Nancy and Nannie falling out of style.

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

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

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

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Suggested similar baby names are Cacy, Cascy, Dacy, Daicy, Darcy, Fancy, Jacy, Jency, Kacy, Lacy, Macy, Maicy, Marcy, Nady, Nana, Nanda, Nani, Nania, Nanna, Nanney, Nanni, Nanon, Nanor, Natty, Tacy and Yancy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Nancy.