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Tracy meaning and name origin
Tracy \t-ra-cy\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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.
Tracy has 9 variant forms: Trace, Tracee, Tracey, Traci, Tracie, Trasey, Treacy, Treasa and Treasey.
For more information, see also the related name Teresa.
Baby names that sound like Tracy are Drucy, Darcy, Drisy, Tricia, Tresa, Terasa, Treza, Trisa and Tris.
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Popularity of Tracy
Tracy is a very popular first name for women (#108 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1082 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Tracy for girls. (2012 statistics) Compare Tracy with its variant forms and related girl baby names.