What does Tracy mean?
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 information, 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 (#1093 out of 150436, 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 Tracy and affiliated names. 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 are the popular related forms of Tracy listed in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.4711%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.053%, down 88.7%), with versions like Tess, Teresa, Theresa, Terri and Teri becoming somewhat dated. Tessa (#221) is the most trendy girl name in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)