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Tracy (boy)

What does Tracy mean?

Tracy Pronunciation of Tracy [tra-cy] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Tracy) is pronounced TRAY-see. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Tracy is "warlike". Surname dating from before the Norman conquest. Also possibly derived from a Norman French place name based on a Gallic Latin personal name, Thrax or Thracius, whose meaning has been lost. Actor Tracey Walter; author Tracy Kidder; basketball player Tracy McGrady.

Associated with: irish, warlike (fierce), surname, norman, conquest (victory).


Tracy has 3 variants: Trace, Tracey and Treacy.

1 feminine form: Teresa.

Creative forms:
(male) Tarcy, Torcy, ..

(female) Tramy, Trasa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tracy Marko (T.M.), ..

How popular is Tracy?

Tracy is a very popular first name for men (#291 out of 1220, Top 24%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#1093 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Tracy reached its top rank of #118 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Tracy ranked in the Top 2000 are Trace (#801 last year) and Tracey. These relations of Tracy reached the top of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (median #585) and are now significantly less conventional (#1600, down 91.2%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tracy, Trace, Tracey in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tracy and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Dacy, Jacy, Kacy, Lacy, Macy, Stacy, Tay, Terach, Thady, Trai, Trail, Travys, Traye, Trey and Troy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tracy.

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