What does Yancy mean?
Yancy /yan-cy/ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Yancy). Possibly an Indian word for "Englishman", giving us the word "Yankee". The name is also used to honor a Southern proslavery politician of the 19th century. Football player Yancey Thigpen.
How popular is Yancy?
Yancy is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#6977 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Yancy for boys. Yancy has yet to be ranked in the list so far. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)