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Nancy Meaning


What does Nancy mean?

The name Nancy is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Nancy is "gracious".

Nancy is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Nan-cy.

The Given Name Nancy

Nancy is a diminutive of Ann. See Ann for further details.

Enchanting and simple, it is a name considered by many parents.

An auspicious name, it is one that will be admired.

Solidly popular, this one is a keeper.

Nancy falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Nancy Drew, and Nancy Lieberman.

Nancy Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 839 in baby name popularity for girls with 322 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 873 in baby name popularity for girls with 312 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

View the Nancy Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Nancy has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Nancy to other names.

Nancy Related Names

Nancy is a diminutive of Ann.

The name Nainsi is a form of Nancy.

Nancy has the diminutive (nickname) Nan.

Famous Nancys

  • Nancy ~ Oliver Twist character
  • Nancy Drew ~ The Secret of the Old Clock character
  • Nancy Lieberman ~ Basketball Player
  • Nancy Reagan ~ U. S. First Lady (1981-1989)
  • Nancy Travis ~ Actress

Nancy Numerology

What will your new littleNancy be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Nancy are often humble and exacting but most of all they are read more >>

Nancy Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Nancy in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Nancy.

Just for fun, see the name Nancy in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Nancy in Nautical Flags page.