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.
Associated with: 19th century.
(male) Yacy, Yanse, ..
(female) Yanca, Yansi, ..
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. Demographics)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Yancy for boys. Yancy reached its apex rank of #1110 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
The only other popular varying form of Yancy is Yancey. These relations of Yancy reached the apex of their popularity during 1970-1979 (average #1268).