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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Girl. Ranked #41 most popular

What does the name "Nancy" mean?

Nancy (English): Grace

The name "Nancy" is of English origin and it means "Grace". It's a name commonly given to girls.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

C is for confident, no doubts here!

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Your name in reverse order is "Ycnan". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Canny". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Nancy" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Nancy? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,003,902 babies born with the name Nancy in the United States. That's more than enough Nancies to occupy the country of Djibouti with an estimated population of 923,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 411 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Nancy" was in 1947 with a total of 32,442 babies. (That's a lot of baby Nancies)

According to the 1956 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Nancy" ranks #8 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 1,294 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1956. Across the entire United States a total of 28,831 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Nancy popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Nancy in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Nancy

Nancy Ajram

Nancy Ajram is a singer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1998 to present. Nancy was born in 1983 as Nancy Nabil Ajram in Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon.


Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace is a political commentator, television personality, and former prosecutor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1996 to present. Nancy was born in 1959 as Nancy Ann Grace in Macon, Georgia, United States.


Nancy Sinatra

Nancy Sinatra is a singer actressauthor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1961 to present. Nancy was born in 1940 as Nancy Sandra Sinatra.


Nancy Reagan

Nancy Reagan is an actress. Nancy was born in 1921 as Anne Frances Robbins in Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.


Nancy Kerrigan

Nancy Kerrigan is a figure skater. Nancy was born in 1969 in Woburn, Massachusetts.


Nancy Travis

Nancy Travis is an actress and producer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1985 to present. Nancy was born in 1961 as Nancy Ann Travis in New York City, New York, U.S.


Past life for Nancy born Jan 14, 1975

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Australia approximately on 975. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.