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What does Yancey mean?

Yancey Pronunciation of Yancey [yancey] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Yancey). Uncertain origin: possibly a Native American word misheard as the term "Yankee". The hero in Edna Ferber's novel "Cimarron" was named Yancey. Actress Yancey Butler.

Associated with: hero, novel (literary).


Yancey has 3 variants: Yancee, Yancie and Yancy.

1 masculine form: Yancy.

Creative forms:
(female) Yacey, Yafcey, ..

(male) Yannas, Yanse, ..

Middle name pairings:
Yancey Layla (Y.L.), ..

How popular is Yancey?

Yancey is a rare first name for women but a very popular surname for all people (#2503 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Yancey has yet to be recorded in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Yancey name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Yancey outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Cacey, Caycey (see Casey), Dacey, Daney, Danney, Darcey, Fancey, Fancy, Fanney, Francey, Jacey, Jances, Janey, Janney, Kacey, Kascey, Kaycey, Lacey, Laicey, Laney, Macey, Maicey, Marcey, Nance, Nancee, Nancey, Nancy, Nanncey, Nanney, Nansey, Pansey, Tacey, Taney, Tansey, Tanzey, Yanick, Yannic, Ynes and Ynez. These names tend to be more commonly used than Yancey.

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