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Tracy Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Tracy is of English origin.

The meaning of Tracy is "place of Thracius".  

It is also of Greek origin, where its meaning is "harvester, reaper".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1656  in baby name popularity for girls with 128 occurrences.  It ranked 2684 in popular baby names for boys with 45 occurrences. 

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


The male form of the given name Tracy, is a transferred use of the English surname that derived from a Norman French baronial name meaning "place of Thracius".

The female form of the name stems from its use as a pet form of the Greek name Theresa.


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Related Names

Tracy is a diminutive (nickname) of Theresa.

Variants of the name Tracy include Tracee, Tracey, Traci, Tracie.

Tracy has the diminutive (nickname) Trace.

Other Tidbits

Tracy falls into the name categories place, season.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Tracy Austin.

Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Tracy.

Just for fun, see the name Tracy 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 Tracy in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.