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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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Boys

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 411 411 0 #62 girl name
1881 429 429 0 #59 girl name
1882 439 439 0 #67 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 #84 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 #98 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 2,426 2,411 15 #98 girl name
1918 2,518 2,510 8
1919 2,637 2,630 7 #100 girl name
1920 2,988 2,982 6 #95 girl name
1921 3,330 3,323 7 #87 girl name
1922 3,531 3,516 15 #78 girl name
1923 3,685 3,674 11 #75 girl name
1924 4,004 3,990 14 #68 girl name
1925 4,337 4,324 13 #60 girl name
1926 4,584 4,566 18 #57 girl name
1927 5,044 5,023 21 #56 girl name
1928 5,558 5,536 22 #43 girl name
1929 6,897 6,873 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 14,586 14,541 45 #9 girl name
1936 16,819 16,756 63 #8 girl name
1937 17,153 17,067 86 #7 girl name
1938 19,037 18,946 91 #7 girl name
1939 19,798 19,724 74 #7 girl name
1940 19,802 19,730 72 #7 girl name
1941 20,943 20,880 63 #8 girl name
1942 23,391 23,326 65 #8 girl name
1943 24,058 23,989 69 #9 girl name
1944 23,274 23,211 63 #7 girl name
1945 21,515 21,454 61 #7 girl name
1946 28,408 28,345 63 #7 girl name
1947 32,499 32,442 57 #7 girl name
1948 29,451 29,410 41 #7 girl name
1949 29,271 29,240 31 #7 girl name
1950 29,686 29,621 65 #6 girl name
1951 30,384 30,335 49 #7 girl name
1952 31,793 31,730 63 #7 girl name
1953 30,647 30,599 48 #8 girl name
1954 30,310 30,256 54 #9 girl name
1955 30,059 30,008 51 #9 girl name
1956 28,831 28,782 49 #11 girl name
1957 27,569 27,511 58 #11 girl name
1958 24,864 24,813 51 #12 girl name
1959 23,134 23,080 54 #14 girl name
1960 21,954 21,898 56 #15 girl name
1961 20,759 20,713 46 #16 girl name
1962 18,083 18,029 54 #19 girl name
1963 16,308 16,263 45 #23 girl name
1964 14,728 14,694 34 #26 girl name
1965 12,295 12,253 42 #32 girl name
1966 11,751 11,723 28 #33 girl name
1967 10,301 10,267 34 #37 girl name
1968 8,993 8,958 35 #39 girl name
1969 7,936 7,899 37 #45 girl name
1970 7,092 7,065 27 #50 girl name
1971 6,247 6,216 31 #51 girl name
1972 4,842 4,823 19 #63 girl name
1973 3,958 3,945 13 #77 girl name
1974 3,914 3,895 19 #78 girl name
1975 3,528 3,509 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 2,888 2,863 25
1980 2,826 2,804 22
1981 2,929 2,909 20
1982 2,831 2,804 27
1983 2,544 2,520 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 2,362 2,343 19
1989 2,380 2,342 38
1990 2,412 2,384 28
1991 2,526 2,497 29
1992 2,205 2,183 22
1993 1,999 1,985 14
1994 2,204 2,190 14
1995 2,013 2,001 12
1996 1,824 1,824 0
1997 1,530 1,524 6
1998 1,483 1,478 5
1999 1,422 1,414 8
2000 1,380 1,374 6
2001 1,425 1,417 8
2002 1,360 1,360 0
2003 1,183 1,177 6
2004 1,148 1,143 5
2005 1,013 1,013 0
2006 1,014 1,014 0
2007 900 900 0
2008 856 856 0
2009 664 664 0
2010 572 572 0
2011 537 537 0
2012 436 436 0
2013 409 409 0
2014 369 369 0

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1940 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Nancy" ranks #13 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Colorado. Imagine that, 132 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 1940. Across the entire United States a total of 19,802 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.

English

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 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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Alternative Meanings

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

C is for comic, laughter is your tonic.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Your name in reverse order is "Ycnan". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ncyna". 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 May 29, 1948

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 India approximately on 1700. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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