Meaning and Name Origin
Tracy \t-ra-cy\ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Tracy) is pronounced TRAY-see. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Tracy is "warlike". Also possibly a nickname for Theresa (Greek) "late summer" or derived from a Norman French place name based on a Gallic Latin personal name, Thrax or Thracius, whose meaning has been lost. The character Tracy Lord, played by Katherine Hepburn in the 1940 film "The Philadelphia Story", made the name popular. Actress Tracey Ullman; tennis player Tracy Austin; singer Tracy Chapman; swimmer Tracy Caulkins.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Teresa.
Tracy▼ has 42 more related variations via Theresa, Tracey: Resi, Rezi, Rezka, Taresa, Tera▼, Terasa, Teresa▼, Terese▼, Teresia, Teresina, Teresita, Teressa▼, Tereza, Terezinha, Terezsa, Teri▼, Terresa, Terresia, Terri▼, Terrosina, Terry▼, Terrya, Tersa, Tersina, Tersita, Terza, Tess▼, Tessa▲, Tessey, Tessi, Tessie▼, Tessy, Therese▼, Theresina, Theresita, Theressa, Treesa, Tresa, Trescha, Tressa▼, Treza and Zita.
Tracy has 1 masculine form: Trace.
Tracy is a very popular first name for females (#108 out of 4276, Top 3%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#1082 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Tracy for girls. Tracy reached its highest rank of #25 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Tracy and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Tracy listed in the Top 1000 are Tessa (#221 a year ago), Teresa (#719), Traci, Tracey, Therese, Tracie, Zita, Tressa, Tresa, Theresa, Tessie, Teressa, Teresita, Terese, Teri, Terri, Tess, Terry and Tera. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during 1960-1969 and are now significantly less widespread, with versions like Tess, Teresa, Theresa, Therese and Tracey becoming somewhat dated. Tessa (#221) is the most trendy girl name in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)