Yancey

First Name
2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
14k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Yancey

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     Native American
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     English
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Alt. Meaning

Y is for yippee, and the things that inspire you to yell it

A is for attractive, inside and out

N is for normal, step outside of the box!

C is for compassion, your finest side.

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Notable Persons Named Yancey

Yancey Arias is a film, television, and stage actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1992 to present. Yancey was born on June 27th, 1971 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Yancey Thigpen is a football player for the San Diego Chargers, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Tennessee Titans. He was most prominent from 1991 to 2000. Yancey was born on August 15th, 1969 in Tarboro, North Carolina.

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Yancey was born on January 3rd, 1912. She died on January 26th, 2008.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Yancey

J Dilla was a hip hop music, neo soul, and hip hop production disc jockey, record producer, and rapping. He plays Turntablism, Music Production Center, E-mu SP-1200, Sampler (musical instrument), Drum machine, Keyboard instrument, Bass guitar, Synthesizer, Drum kit, Cello, Guitar, and Vocals. He was most active from 1993 to 2006. J was given the name James Dewitt Yancey on February 7th, 1974 in Detroit. J is also known as Jay Dee, Dilla Dawg, Yancey, and James Dewitt (birth name). He left this life on February 10th, 2006.

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Scott Yancey is a ceo of goliath company, real estate broker, and television personality. His most notable accomplishments were from 1994 to present. Scott was given the name Scott E. Yancey on July 9th, 1969 in Los Angeles County, California, U.S.

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Illa J is a hip hop music rapping, singing, record producer, and songwriter. He plays Phonograph, Music Production Center, Sampler (musical instrument), Drum machine, Keyboard instrument, Synthesizer, Drum kit, Bass guitar, and Vocals. He was most active from 2004 to present. Illa was given the name John Derek Yancey on October 13th, 1986 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. Illa is also known as Yancey and John Derek.

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William Yancey was a from Alabama, Confederate States Senator, fromAlabama, and Congress of the Confederate States. William was born on August 10th, 1814 in Warren County, Georgia, US. He left this life on July 27th, 1863.

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Jimmy Yancey was a boogie-woogie musician. He plays Piano. His career lasted from 1939 to 1950. Jimmy was given the name James Edwards Yancey on February 20th, 1894 in Chicago. He died on September 17th, 1951.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1894 5 0 5
1908 5 0 5
1913 8 0 8
1914 8 0 8
1915 8 0 8
1916 9 0 9
1917 6 0 6
1918 6 0 6
1919 11 0 11
1920 13 0 13
1921 11 0 11
1922 12 0 12
1923 5 0 5
1924 5 0 5
1925 9 0 9
1926 6 0 6
1927 7 0 7
1929 5 0 5
1930 8 0 8
1931 6 0 6
1933 5 0 5
1934 6 0 6
1935 7 0 7
1936 8 0 8
1938 5 0 5
1940 8 0 8
1942 5 0 5
1943 8 0 8
1945 12 0 12
1946 5 0 5
1947 8 0 8
1948 8 0 8
1949 8 0 8
1950 9 0 9
1951 5 0 5
1952 7 0 7
1957 5 0 5
1958 10 0 10
1959 33 0 33
1960 33 0 33
1961 27 0 27
1962 21 0 21
1963 19 0 19
1964 17 0 17
1965 21 0 21
1966 23 0 23
1967 32 0 32
1968 35 0 35
1969 32 0 32
1970 46 0 46
1971 48 0 48
1972 37 0 37
1973 42 0 42
1974 41 0 41
1975 48 7 41
1976 27 0 27
1977 30 0 30
1978 34 0 34
1979 39 0 39
1980 31 0 31
1981 23 0 23
1982 27 0 27
1983 24 0 24
1984 20 0 20
1985 24 0 24
1986 25 0 25
1987 19 0 19
1988 14 0 14
1989 12 0 12
1990 8 0 8
1991 20 0 20
1992 15 0 15
1993 21 0 21
1994 19 7 12
1995 18 0 18
1996 22 0 22
1997 19 0 19
1998 24 5 19
1999 15 0 15
2000 21 0 21
2001 17 0 17
2002 14 6 8
2003 14 0 14
2004 25 9 16
2005 6 0 6
2006 9 0 9
2007 8 0 8
2008 7 0 7
2009 6 0 6
2010 10 0 10
2012 6 0 6
2015 7 0 7
2016 5 0 5
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

Where is the name Yancey popular?

International Interest for Yancey

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Yancey as a first name

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Popularity of Yancey as a last name

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Common last names for Yancey

  • Smith
  • Moore
  • Williams
  • Lewis

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Yancey U.S.
  White 63.94% 64.26%
  African American 30.72% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.32% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.46% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.46% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.09% 16.26%

Of Last Name Yancey

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

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Fun Facts about the name Yancey

  • How Popular is the name Yancey? Yancey is the 8,048th most popular name of all time. As a last name Yancey was the 2,656th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Yancey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,522 babies born with the first name Yancey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yancey to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yancey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1894 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Yancey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yancey is Tuesday, August 15th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Yancey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yancey was in 1971 with a total of 48 babies.
  • Random Yancey Factoid: According to the 1973 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yancey is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1973.
  • Weird things about the name Yancey: Your name in reverse order is Yecnay. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ceayyn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Yancey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 13,566 people with the last name Yancey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yancey? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Yancey 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).
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