What does Tracy mean?
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.
FEMININE FORM TeresaCREATIVE 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)
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%).
Similar NamesRecommended 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.See names in meaning and etymology.