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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Nance

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  1. Offensive term for a homosexual man
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  1. A diminutive of the female given name Nancy.
  2. A Cornish surname​.
  3. (derogatory) nancyboy

Notable Persons Named Nance

Nance O'Neil was an actress. She was most active from 1902 to 1932. Nance was given the name Gertrude Lamson on October 8th, 1874 in Oakland, California, U.S. Nance is also known as Nancy O'Neil. She passed away on February 7th, 1965.

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Nance is a singing and presenter. She has had major accomplishments since 1989. Nance was given the name Nancy Anna Francina Coolen on September 10th, 1973.

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Nance Winters is a comics character.

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Nance Dicciani is a in the field of chemical engineering. Nance was born in 1947 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Nance

Jack Nance was an actor. He was most active from 1970 to 1996. Jack was given the name Marvin John Nance on December 21st, 1943 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Jack is also known as Jack Nance and John Nance. He died on December 30th, 1996.

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Larry Nance Sr. is a basketball player for the Phoenix Suns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He was most prominent from 1981 to 1994. Larry was born on February 12th, 1959 in Anderson, South Carolina.

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Jr. Larry Nance is a basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association. Their ongoing career started in 2015. Jr. was born on January 1st, 1993 in Akron, Ohio.

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Malcolm was born in 1961 in Philadelphia.

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Jim Nance was a football player. Jim was born on December 30th, 1942 in Indiana, Pennsylvania. He passed away on June 17th, 1992.

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Wild Bill Elliott was an actor. He was most prominent from 1925 to 1957. Wild was given the name Gordon A. Nance on October 16th, 1904 in Pattonsburg, Missouri, U.S. Wild is also known as Gordon Elliott, William Elliott, Bill Elliott, Nance, and Gordon A.. He died on November 26th, 1965.

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How popular is the baby name Nance in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1913 7 7 0
1914 5 5 0
1918 9 9 0
1919 9 9 0
1920 5 5 0
1921 5 5 0
1922 5 5 0
1923 9 9 0
1926 7 7 0
1927 7 7 0
1928 13 13 0
1929 8 8 0
1930 16 16 0
1931 11 11 0
1932 28 23 5
1933 15 15 0
1934 17 17 0
1935 13 13 0
1936 23 18 5
1937 19 19 0
1938 14 14 0
1939 16 16 0
1940 14 14 0
1941 17 17 0
1942 18 18 0
1943 17 17 0
1944 6 6 0
1945 10 10 0
1946 29 29 0
1947 32 32 0
1948 20 20 0
1949 24 24 0
1950 29 29 0
1951 23 23 0
1952 23 23 0
1953 23 23 0
1954 31 31 0
1955 23 23 0
1956 23 23 0
1957 22 22 0
1958 12 12 0
1959 15 15 0
1960 19 19 0
1961 9 9 0
1962 15 15 0
1963 12 12 0
1964 6 6 0
1965 7 7 0
1966 6 6 0
1967 7 7 0
1968 6 6 0
1970 7 7 0
1973 5 5 0

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Popularity of Nance as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nance U.S.
  White 71.75% 64.26%
  African American 22.71% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.47% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.67% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.16% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.24% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nance

People with the last name Nance are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Nance

  • How Popular is the name Nance? Nance is the 12,442nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Nance was the 1,487th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nance have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 771 babies born with the first name Nance in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nance to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nance? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Nance first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nance is Sunday, March 19th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Nance born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nance was in 1947 with a total of 32 babies.
  • Random Nance Factoid: According to the 1937 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nance is not a popular baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1937.
  • Weird things about the name Nance: Your name in reverse order is Ecnan. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ancne. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nance? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 24,018 people with the last name Nance.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nance? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Nance as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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