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Meaning of Nancy

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The name Nancy has the following meaning:

One who is graced with God's favor. Derived from the name Ann.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.


As a baby girl name, Nancy is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 263 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Nancy fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 90 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 469 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Nancy in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Nancy is pronounced as nan-see


Nancy originates from the English language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Nancy and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Nancy: Boys - Anson, Baxter, Benny, Bryson, Butler, Dawson, Dillard, Edmund, Freeman, Harris, Harrison, Jamison, Jaquan, Jimmy, Kingston, Latrell, Lawton, Norwin, Olen, Pierce, Ples, Girls - Ceola, Dasia, Ebony, Elizebeth, Georgia, Geri, Jailene, Jenna, Marybeth, Scarlett, Both genders - Darian, Farris, Fleming, Hayden


Popular Variants for the name Nancy: Nainsi (Irish Gaelic), Nana, Nance, Nancee, Nancey, Nanci, Nancie, Nancsi (Hungarian), Nancsie (Hungarian), Nanee (Armenian), Nanette, Nani (Greek), Nanig (Breton), Nanine (French), Nanita, Nann, Nanna, Nanncey, Nanncy, Nannette (French), Nanni, Nannie, Nanny, Nanou (French), Nanscey, Nansee, Nansey, Nusa


Common nicknames for the name Nancy are: Nan


We think the name Nancy should fall under the following style category: The 70's.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Nancy to be: Friendly, sweet and kind girl

In one word, you might describe Nancy as a(n) "friendly" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Nancy (or its variants) are:

Nancy Elizabeth Benoit, born on 21 May, a famous actress. Nancy Elizabeth Benoit's background: A professional wrestling valet and manager. She worked in several promotions, including Jim Crockett Promotions, Extreme Championship Wrestling, and World Championship Wrestling.

Nancy Campbell Cartwright , born on 25 October, a famous actress. Nancy Campbell Cartwright 's background: An American voice actress. She is perhaps best known for providing the voices of Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Todd Flanders and Ralph Wiggum on the animated television show The Simpsons.

Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi, born on 26 March, a famous politician. Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi's background: The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Before becoming Speaker in the 110th Congress, she was the House Minority Leader from 2002 to 2007, holding the post during the 107th, 108th, and 109th Congresses.
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