Yancy

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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Yancy

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Alt. Meaning

Y is for yes, always open to new possibilities

A is for able, for you surely are.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

C is for caress, a loving touch for your loved ones.

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

Notable Persons Named Yancy

Yancy Butler is an actress. She was most active from 1992 to present. Yancy was born on July 2nd, 1970.

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Yancy was born on September 7th, 1987 in Waianae, Hawaii.

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Yancy de Ocampo is a basketball player for the San Miguel Beermen, Talk 'N Text Phone Pals / Tropang Texters, Barako Bull Energy, Tropang TNT, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, Star Hotshots, and GlobalPort Batang Pier in the Philippine Basketball Association. He has had major accomplishments since 2002. Yancy was born on March 11th, 1980 in Tanza, Cavite.

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Yancy Gates is a basketball player for the Telekom Baskets Bonn, BC Pieno žvaigždės, Guayama Wizards, Hapoel Eilat B.C., Hapoel Tel Aviv B.C., Hapoel Jerusalem B.C., and Shanxi Brave Dragons in the Basketball Bundesliga. His most notable accomplishments were from 2012 to present. Yancy was born on October 15th, 1989 in Cincinnati.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Yancy

Marvin Yancy was a christian r&b, gospel music, traditional black gospel, contemporary r&b, and urban contemporary gospel singer–songwriter, record producer, and pastor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1971 to present. Marvin was given the name Marvin Jerome Yancy on May 31st, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Marvin is also known as Marvin Yancey and Reverend Marvin Yancy. He left this life on March 22nd, 1985.

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Hugh Yancy is an athlete. Hugh was born on October 16th, 1949 in Sarasota, Florida.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1886 5 0 5
1887 6 0 6
1894 5 0 5
1900 8 0 8
1902 5 0 5
1912 9 0 9
1915 7 0 7
1916 15 0 15
1917 6 0 6
1918 18 0 18
1919 10 0 10
1920 10 0 10
1921 10 0 10
1922 12 0 12
1923 8 0 8
1924 7 0 7
1925 7 0 7
1926 7 0 7
1927 8 0 8
1928 14 0 14
1929 10 0 10
1931 7 0 7
1932 5 0 5
1933 11 0 11
1934 8 0 8
1935 5 0 5
1938 12 0 12
1939 5 0 5
1940 11 0 11
1941 11 0 11
1942 7 0 7
1943 7 0 7
1944 5 0 5
1945 6 0 6
1946 11 0 11
1947 8 0 8
1948 5 0 5
1949 15 0 15
1950 9 0 9
1951 8 0 8
1952 6 0 6
1953 8 0 8
1954 9 0 9
1955 8 0 8
1956 6 0 6
1958 24 0 24
1959 124 0 124
1960 67 0 67
1961 37 0 37
1962 51 0 51
1963 39 0 39
1964 42 0 42
1965 45 0 45
1966 43 0 43
1967 46 0 46
1968 50 7 43
1969 64 8 56
1970 67 0 67
1971 75 7 68
1972 68 6 62
1973 77 0 77
1974 72 10 62
1975 66 0 66
1976 51 5 46
1977 46 8 38
1978 43 0 43
1979 40 0 40
1980 49 9 40
1981 45 5 40
1982 40 8 32
1983 43 5 38
1984 42 0 42
1985 41 6 35
1986 45 8 37
1987 44 7 37
1988 39 8 31
1989 32 9 23
1990 43 9 34
1991 42 6 36
1992 55 13 42
1993 39 12 27
1994 30 9 21
1995 38 13 25
1996 40 16 24
1997 38 17 21
1998 44 14 30
1999 25 9 16
2000 34 11 23
2001 36 21 15
2002 38 16 22
2003 35 16 19
2004 32 18 14
2005 34 19 15
2006 29 15 14
2007 22 10 12
2008 30 19 11
2009 18 11 7
2010 17 8 9
2011 26 14 12
2012 19 9 10
2013 5 5 0
2014 25 14 11
2015 15 8 7
2016 15 8 7
2017 21 12 9
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International Interest for Yancy

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Popularity of Yancy as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Yancy U.S.
  White 38.96% 64.26%
  African American 53.74% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.57% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.64% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.92% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.17% 16.26%

Of Last Name Yancy

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

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Fun Facts about the name Yancy

  • How Popular is the name Yancy? Yancy is the 5,344th most popular name of all time. As a last name Yancy was the 7,580th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Yancy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,882 babies born with the first name Yancy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yancy to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yancy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1886 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Yancy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yancy is Friday, March 31st, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Yancy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yancy was in 1959 with a total of 124 babies.
  • Random Yancy Factoid: According to the 1977 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yancy is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1977.
  • Weird things about the name Yancy: Your name in reverse order is Ycnay. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yycan. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Yancy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,384 people with the last name Yancy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yancy? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Yancy 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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