What does Tracy mean?
Tracy [tra-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.
Affiliated girl name: Teresa.
Tracy has 1 masculine form: Trace.Creative forms:
(female) Trasa, Tricy, ..
(male) Trane, Trati, .. Middle name pairings:
Tracy Kinsley (T.K.), ..
How popular is Tracy?
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 (#1093 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name history of Tracy for girls. Tracy reached its highest rank of #24 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Below is a graphed study of the statistics of Tracy and affiliated names. Teresa (#665 a year ago), Theresa (#1193), Treasa, Tresa, Tracie, Tracey, Terry, Tracee, Tera and Traci are the popular related forms of Tracy listed in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Tessy, are uncommon. These relations of Tracy were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (average #524) and are now significantly less widespread (#1805, 99% less usage), with versions like Terry becoming somewhat dated.
Tracy▼ is alike in pronunciation to Trisa. Other recommended names are Cacy, Dacy, Drucy, Jacy, Kacy, Lacy▼, Macy, Stacy▼, Tace, Tacey, Tacy, Tacye, Tavy, Trixy, Trudy▼ and Truly. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tracy.