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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Nan.
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).
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).