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Popularity
1.0m
in the U.S.
since 1880

Nancy

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Grace
  • #41 All Time
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How popular is the baby name Nancy in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 410 410 0 #62 girl name
1881 429 429 0 #59 girl name
1882 439 439 0 #68 girl name
1883 412 412 0 #71 girl name
1884 520 520 0 #68 girl name
1885 527 527 0 #67 girl name
1886 492 492 0 #72 girl name
1887 511 511 0 #71 girl name
1888 582 582 0 #76 girl name
1889 477 470 7 #86 girl name
1890 512 512 0 #83 girl name
1891 523 523 0 #83 girl name
1892 591 591 0 #81 girl name
1893 538 538 0 #88 girl name
1894 515 515 0 #98 girl name
1895 566 566 0 #93 girl name
1896 527 527 0 #96 girl name
1897 553 553 0 #96 girl name
1898 546 546 0
1899 475 475 0
1900 673 673 0 #99 girl name
1901 524 519 5
1902 571 571 0
1903 527 527 0
1904 508 508 0
1905 535 535 0
1906 557 557 0
1907 582 582 0
1908 651 651 0
1909 610 610 0
1910 811 811 0
1911 827 827 0
1912 1,087 1,078 9
1913 1,290 1,290 0
1914 1,583 1,575 8
1915 1,995 1,988 7
1916 2,165 2,165 0
1917 2,427 2,412 15 #98 girl name
1918 2,518 2,510 8
1919 2,636 2,629 7 #100 girl name
1920 2,988 2,982 6 #95 girl name
1921 3,330 3,323 7 #87 girl name
1922 3,532 3,517 15 #78 girl name
1923 3,685 3,674 11 #75 girl name
1924 4,003 3,989 14 #69 girl name
1925 4,336 4,323 13 #60 girl name
1926 4,583 4,565 18 #57 girl name
1927 5,045 5,024 21 #56 girl name
1928 5,557 5,535 22 #43 girl name
1929 6,898 6,874 24 #32 girl name
1930 9,093 9,068 25 #24 girl name
1931 10,071 10,033 38 #17 girl name
1932 10,990 10,946 44 #13 girl name
1933 11,916 11,871 45 #11 girl name
1934 13,564 13,517 47 #10 girl name
1935 14,587 14,542 45 #9 girl name
1936 16,819 16,756 63 #8 girl name
1937 17,153 17,067 86 #7 girl name
1938 19,038 18,947 91 #7 girl name
1939 19,800 19,726 74 #7 girl name
1940 19,803 19,731 72 #7 girl name
1941 20,943 20,880 63 #8 girl name
1942 23,389 23,324 65 #8 girl name
1943 24,060 23,991 69 #9 girl name
1944 23,275 23,212 63 #7 girl name
1945 21,514 21,453 61 #7 girl name
1946 28,408 28,345 63 #7 girl name
1947 32,499 32,442 57 #7 girl name
1948 29,452 29,411 41 #7 girl name
1949 29,272 29,241 31 #7 girl name
1950 29,687 29,622 65 #6 girl name
1951 30,389 30,340 49 #7 girl name
1952 31,792 31,730 62 #7 girl name
1953 30,657 30,609 48 #8 girl name
1954 30,313 30,259 54 #9 girl name
1955 30,060 30,009 51 #9 girl name
1956 28,832 28,783 49 #11 girl name
1957 27,571 27,513 58 #11 girl name
1958 24,864 24,813 51 #12 girl name
1959 23,133 23,079 54 #14 girl name
1960 21,953 21,897 56 #15 girl name
1961 20,759 20,713 46 #16 girl name
1962 18,084 18,030 54 #19 girl name
1963 16,310 16,265 45 #23 girl name
1964 14,729 14,695 34 #26 girl name
1965 12,299 12,257 42 #32 girl name
1966 11,753 11,725 28 #33 girl name
1967 10,300 10,266 34 #37 girl name
1968 8,995 8,960 35 #39 girl name
1969 7,936 7,899 37 #45 girl name
1970 7,092 7,065 27 #50 girl name
1971 6,245 6,214 31 #52 girl name
1972 4,840 4,821 19 #63 girl name
1973 3,958 3,945 13 #77 girl name
1974 3,914 3,895 19 #78 girl name
1975 3,529 3,510 19 #82 girl name
1976 3,294 3,281 13 #87 girl name
1977 3,246 3,222 24 #89 girl name
1978 3,070 3,049 21 #97 girl name
1979 2,890 2,865 25
1980 2,826 2,804 22
1981 2,929 2,909 20
1982 2,832 2,805 27
1983 2,543 2,519 24
1984 2,519 2,485 34
1985 2,626 2,605 21
1986 2,448 2,427 21
1987 2,269 2,235 34
1988 2,363 2,344 19
1989 2,381 2,343 38
1990 2,412 2,384 28
1991 2,526 2,497 29
1992 2,206 2,184 22
1993 1,999 1,985 14
1994 2,204 2,190 14
1995 2,013 2,001 12
1996 1,823 1,823 0
1997 1,531 1,525 6
1998 1,483 1,478 5
1999 1,424 1,416 8
2000 1,381 1,375 6
2001 1,425 1,417 8
2002 1,361 1,361 0
2003 1,183 1,177 6
2004 1,150 1,145 5
2005 1,014 1,014 0
2006 1,014 1,014 0
2007 900 900 0
2008 856 856 0
2009 664 664 0
2010 573 573 0
2011 537 537 0
2012 436 436 0
2013 409 409 0
2014 369 369 0
2015 340 340 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Nancy baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,004,288 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 was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 410 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 1971 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Nancy" ranks #54 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 140 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 1971. Across the entire United States a total of 6,245 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Nancy" mean? The list below shows the origins of Nancy as well as things modernly associated with the name Nancy such as celebrities named Nancy.

Origin and Meaning of Nancy

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

Nancy Grace

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

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Nancy Sinatra

Nancy Sinatra is a singer actressauthor specializing in rock, pop, country, and country pop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1961 to present. Nancy was born in 1940 as Nancy Sandra Sinatra.

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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.

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Nancy Kerrigan

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

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Nancy Ajram

Nancy Ajram is a singer specializing in arabic pop, world, and pop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1998 to present. Nancy was born in 1983 as Nancy Nabil Ajram in Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon.

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Nancy Travis

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

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Other Inspirations for the Name Nancy

Nancy Drew
Nancy Wilson
Nancy Juvonen
Nancy Mckeon
Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Shevell

Alternative Meanings

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

C is for comic, laughter is your tonic.

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 "Nnyac". 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.

Past life for Nancy born Sep 17, 1996

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-West approximately on 800. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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