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Tracy

First Name
312k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
30k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Tracy

"Tracy" is a name of English origin, and it means "From Tracy in France". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States film actor who appeared in many films with Katharine Hepburn (1900-1967)
Wiktionary

A Norman baronial surname from places in France, derived from a Gallo-Roman given name Thracius which referred to Thrace + the Celtic suffix *-āko (place, property). As a female given name, it is also a diminutive of Theresa.

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name, occasional transferred use of the surname since the nineteenth century.
  3. A female given name popular in the 1960s and 1970s.
  4. A city in California.
  5. A city in Minnesota.
  6. A city in Missouri.
  7. A village in New Brunswick, Canada.

Notable Persons With the Name Tracy

Ice-T is a musician, rapper, actor, ceo, record producer, screenwriter, and author. His most notable accomplishments were from 1982 to present. Ice-T was given the name Tracy Lauren Marrow on February 16th, 1958 in Newark, New Jersey, US.

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Tracy McGrady is a basketball player for the Qingdao Eagles, Toronto Raptors, Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks, and San Antonio Spurs. He was most active from 1997 to 2013. Tracy was born on May 24th, 1979 in Bartow, Florida.

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Tracy Chapman is a folk, blues rock, pop, soul, folk music, and soul music musician. Her ongoing career started in 1986. Tracy was born on March 30th, 1964 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

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Tracy Morgan is a musical theatre, cringe comedy, and character comedy comedian. Tracy was given the name Tracy Jamal Morgan on November 10th, 1968 in The Bronx.

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The D.O.C. is a hip hop music, gangsta rap, g-funk, and west coast hip hop rapping, songwriter, and singing. He was most active from 1988 to present. The was given the name Tracy Lynn Curry on June 10th, 1968 in Dallas, Texas, U.S. The is also known as Doc-T and The Diggy Diggy Doc.

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Tracy Letts is a playwright and actor. His ongoing career started in 1988. Tracy was born on July 4th, 1965 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Tracy

Spencer Tracy was an actor. He was most prominent from 1922 to 1967. Spencer was given the name Spencer Bonaventure Tracy on April 5th, 1900 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. He breathed his last breath on June 10th, 1967.

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Keegan Connor Tracy is an actress. She was most active from 1997 to present. Keegan was given the name Tracy Armstrong on December 3rd, 1971 in Windsor, Ontario.

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Louise Tracy was a notable somebody. Louise was given the name Louise Ten Broeck Treadwell on July 31st, 1897 in New Castle, Pennsylvania, U.S. She breathed her last breath on November 13th, 1983.

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Paul Tracy is a racing driver. Paul was born on December 17th, 1968 in Scarborough, Toronto.

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Steve Tracy was an actor. He was most prominent from 1977 to 1977. Steve was given the name Steve Crumrine on October 3rd, 1952 in Canton, Ohio. Steve is also known as Crumrine and Steve. He breathed his last breath on November 27th, 1986.

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William Tracy was a notable person. He was most prominent from 1925 to 1964. William was born on December 1st, 1917 in Pittsburgh. He died on July 18th, 1967.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 6 0 6
1882 9 0 9
1883 6 0 6
1884 18 7 11
1885 24 12 12
1886 19 5 14
1887 16 5 11
1888 18 8 10
1889 26 11 15
1890 26 10 16
1891 22 8 14
1892 22 7 15
1893 23 8 15
1894 21 9 12
1895 20 9 11
1896 25 14 11
1897 18 10 8
1898 23 14 9
1899 17 5 12
1900 19 6 13
1901 16 5 11
1902 14 8 6
1903 21 12 9
1904 7 0 7
1905 8 8 0
1906 24 8 16
1907 18 5 13
1908 35 15 20
1909 16 11 5
1910 21 6 15
1911 27 10 17
1912 43 9 34
1913 55 11 44
1914 55 12 43
1915 67 18 49
1916 98 26 72
1917 111 28 83
1918 93 18 75
1919 76 12 64
1920 80 21 59
1921 92 27 65
1922 90 19 71
1923 77 14 63
1924 76 13 63
1925 91 21 70
1926 91 13 78
1927 96 16 80
1928 75 18 57
1929 61 6 55
1930 81 20 61
1931 81 16 65
1932 91 11 80
1933 75 11 64
1934 118 17 101
1935 105 21 84
1936 103 9 94
1937 104 17 87
1938 119 19 100
1939 133 23 110
1940 160 31 129
1941 178 42 136
1942 214 72 142
1943 238 90 148
1944 211 73 138
1945 241 91 150
1946 253 96 157
1947 313 129 184
1948 316 117 199
1949 416 170 246
1950 403 178 225
1951 485 194 291
1952 621 289 332
1953 655 326 329
1954 1,054 612 442
1955 1,463 937 526
1956 2,158 1,387 771
1957 3,116 1,963 1,153
1958 3,358 2,108 1,250
1959 4,814 3,365 1,449
1960 8,355 5,768 2,587 #84 girl name
1961 10,170 6,987 3,183 #64 girl name
1962 11,646 8,307 3,339 #55 girl name
1963 11,998 9,072 2,926 #48 girl name
1964 13,003 10,165 2,838 #40 girl name
1965 14,101 11,172 2,929 #36 girl name
1966 15,880 12,503 3,377 #98 boy name
#31 girl name
1967 15,122 11,952 3,170 #98 boy name
#29 girl name
1968 15,405 12,748 2,657 #25 girl name
1969 17,271 15,104 2,167 #17 girl name
1970 20,240 18,467 1,773 #10 girl name
1971 16,403 14,326 2,077 #13 girl name
1972 13,975 11,437 2,538 #19 girl name
1973 11,952 9,910 2,042 #20 girl name
1974 10,784 9,291 1,493 #23 girl name
1975 9,560 8,508 1,052 #24 girl name
1976 7,609 6,824 785 #37 girl name
1977 6,440 5,757 683 #50 girl name
1978 6,155 5,629 526 #47 girl name
1979 5,839 5,389 450 #49 girl name
1980 5,428 4,969 459 #56 girl name
1981 4,273 3,868 405 #77 girl name
1982 3,640 3,281 359 #88 girl name
1983 3,484 3,158 326 #89 girl name
1984 3,343 3,050 293 #91 girl name
1985 3,001 2,653 348
1986 2,766 2,424 342
1987 2,307 1,990 317
1988 1,948 1,632 316
1989 1,835 1,465 370
1990 1,630 1,266 364
1991 1,351 994 357
1992 1,302 1,000 302
1993 1,033 737 296
1994 914 635 279
1995 830 557 273
1996 684 457 227
1997 608 375 233
1998 546 346 200
1999 503 314 189
2000 477 329 148
2001 438 297 141
2002 401 283 118
2003 448 303 145
2004 362 254 108
2005 309 222 87
2006 294 195 99
2007 323 221 102
2008 261 184 77
2009 229 158 71
2010 203 126 77
2011 177 106 71
2012 192 118 74
2013 181 121 60
2014 175 129 46
2015 155 83 72

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Popularity of Tracy as a first name

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Popularity of Tracy as a last name

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Common last names for Tracy

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Allen
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Thompson
  • Clark
  • Walker
  • Moore
  • Anderson
  • Phillips
  • Evans

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tracy U.S.
  White 91.05% 64.26%
  African American 2.83% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.62% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.37% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.61% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.51% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tracy

People with the last name Tracy are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Tracy

  • How Popular is the name Tracy? Tracy is the 227th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tracy was the 1,180th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tracy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 311,648 babies born with the first name Tracy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tracy to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tracy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Tracy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tracy is Sunday, February 7th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Tracy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tracy was in 1970 with a total of 18,467 babies. That's a lot of babies named Tracy!
  • Random Tracy Factoid: According to the 1974 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tracy ranks 21st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, 254 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1974.
  • Weird things about the name Tracy: Your name in reverse order is Ycart. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tayrc. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tracy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 29,867 people with the last name Tracy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tracy? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 10 of them will have Tracy as their last name.

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What does the name Tracy mean?

Tis for treat, that you always are.

Ris for righteous, you know when you're right.

Ais for amenable, for your easy going nature.

Cis for complete, nothing further needed here.

Yis for young, the years never show!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.