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Popularity
1.0m
in the U.S.
since 1880

Nancy

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Grace
  • #41 All Time
Girls
Boys

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18804114110#62 girl name
18814294290#59 girl name
18824394390#67 girl name
18834124120#71 girl name
18845205200#68 girl name
18855275270#67 girl name
18864924920#72 girl name
18875115110#71 girl name
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18975535530#96 girl name
18985465460
18994754750
19006736730#99 girl name
19015245195
19025715710
19035275270
19045085080
19055355350
19065575570
19075825820
19086516510
19096106100
19108118110
19118278270
19121,0871,0789
19131,2901,2900
19141,5831,5758
19151,9951,9887
19162,1652,1650
19172,4262,41115#98 girl name
19182,5182,5108
19192,6372,6307#100 girl name
19202,9882,9826#95 girl name
19213,3303,3237#87 girl name
19223,5313,51615#78 girl name
19233,6853,67411#75 girl name
19244,0043,99014#68 girl name
19254,3374,32413#60 girl name
19264,5844,56618#57 girl name
19275,0445,02321#56 girl name
19285,5585,53622#43 girl name
19296,8976,87324#32 girl name
19309,0939,06825#24 girl name
193110,07110,03338#17 girl name
193210,99010,94644#13 girl name
193311,91611,87145#11 girl name
193413,56413,51747#10 girl name
193514,58614,54145#9 girl name
193616,81916,75663#8 girl name
193717,15317,06786#7 girl name
193819,03718,94691#7 girl name
193919,79819,72474#7 girl name
194019,80219,73072#7 girl name
194120,94320,88063#8 girl name
194223,39123,32665#8 girl name
194324,05823,98969#9 girl name
194423,27423,21163#7 girl name
194521,51521,45461#7 girl name
194628,40828,34563#7 girl name
194732,49932,44257#7 girl name
194829,45129,41041#7 girl name
194929,27129,24031#7 girl name
195029,68629,62165#6 girl name
195130,38430,33549#7 girl name
195231,79331,73063#7 girl name
195330,64730,59948#8 girl name
195430,31030,25654#9 girl name
195530,05930,00851#9 girl name
195628,83128,78249#11 girl name
195727,56927,51158#11 girl name
195824,86424,81351#12 girl name
195923,13423,08054#14 girl name
196021,95421,89856#15 girl name
196120,75920,71346#16 girl name
196218,08318,02954#19 girl name
196316,30816,26345#23 girl name
196414,72814,69434#26 girl name
196512,29512,25342#32 girl name
196611,75111,72328#33 girl name
196710,30110,26734#37 girl name
19688,9938,95835#39 girl name
19697,9367,89937#45 girl name
19707,0927,06527#50 girl name
19716,2476,21631#51 girl name
19724,8424,82319#63 girl name
19733,9583,94513#77 girl name
19743,9143,89519#78 girl name
19753,5283,50919#82 girl name
19763,2943,28113#87 girl name
19773,2463,22224#89 girl name
19783,0703,04921#97 girl name
19792,8882,86325
19802,8262,80422
19812,9292,90920
19822,8312,80427
19832,5442,52024
19842,5192,48534
19852,6262,60521
19862,4482,42721
19872,2692,23534
19882,3622,34319
19892,3802,34238
19902,4122,38428
19912,5262,49729
19922,2052,18322
19931,9991,98514
19942,2042,19014
19952,0132,00112
19961,8241,8240
19971,5301,5246
19981,4831,4785
19991,4221,4148
20001,3801,3746
20011,4251,4178
20021,3601,3600
20031,1831,1776
20041,1481,1435
20051,0131,0130
20061,0141,0140
20079009000
20088568560
20096646640
20105725720
20115375370
20124364360
20134094090
20143693690

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 1939 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Nancy" ranks #7 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, 474 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1939. Across the entire United States a total of 19,798 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 nice, need I say more?

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

N is for nice, need I say more?

C is for charm, the undeniable you.

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 "Nynac". 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.

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 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 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 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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Past life for Nancy born Sep 23, 1968

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 Southern New Zealand approximately on 700. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

Name poster for Nancy

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