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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Teresa.
There is 1 masculine form of Tracy: Trace.
Tracy is a very popular first name for females (#108 out of 4276, Top 3%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1082 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Tracy for girls. Tracy reached its highest rank of #25 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Tracy and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Teresa (#719), Tracy, Tracie, Tracey, Theresa and Traci. (2014 statistics).