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What does Yancy mean?

Yancy Pronunciation of Yancy 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


VARIANTS Yance, Yancey, Yantsey

(male) Yacy, ..

(female) Yanca, ..

Yancy Cesar (Y.C.), ..

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)

Yancy reached its apex rank of #1110 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not in the list currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

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).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Yancy, Yancey in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Clancy, Dacy, Daicy, Darcy, Jacy, Kacy, Lacy, Macy, Yanai, Yann, Yanni and Yanno. These names tend to be more frequently used than Yancy.