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Meaning and name origin
Yancy \ya(n)-cy\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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.
Yancy is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5137 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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