Nancy

Nancy - A very unique female name



  Sep 22,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Nancy, meaning grace, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #108. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Nancy and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Nancy? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Nancy. The baby girl name Nancy was given to 395 baby girls in 2012, ranking #645 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 3,578 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Nancy peaked in popularity 67 years ago in 1950 on position 6.



Famous with this name

Nancy Cartwright
Nancy Travis
Nancy Lenehan


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Nancy is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Nancy is currently topping the baby name charts in Pennsylvania at position #403 - and is the least popular in Michigan at position #1,347.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Nancy is where you live.


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Nancy origin and meaning

Nancy is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means grace. To see famous people named Nancy, pop culture references for the name Nancy and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Nancy

We've found the following names that sound similar to Nancy, sorted by popularity.

Nikki / Nakia / Nyasia / Nanci / Niki / Nicki / Nikia / Nakisha / Nisha / Nancie /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012645
2011555
2010522
2009469
2008379
2007364
2006328
2005317
2004288
2003268
2002230
2001227
2000229
1999225
1998208
1997198
1996172
1995161
1994147
1993155
1992143
1991126
1990131
1989129
1988121
1987126
1986117
1985109
1984114
1983114
1982106
1981101
1980111
1979107
197897
197789
197687
197582
197478
197377
197263
197152
197050
196945
196839
196737
196633
196532
196426
196323
196219
196116
196015
195914
195812
195711
195611
19559
19549
19538
19527
19517
19506
19497
19487
19477
19467
19457
19447
19439
19428
19418
19407
19397
19387
19377
19368
19359
193410
193311
193213
193117
193024
192932
192843
192756
192657
192560
192468
192375
192279
192187
192095
1919100
1918102
191799
1916102
1915102
1914101
1913102
1912109
1911111
1910108

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Pennsylvania403
California417
Texas524
Alabama529
Maryland563
Kentucky566
Tennessee597
Washington624
Colorado625
New York654
Illinois657
Massachusetts671
Oregon680
Utah737
North Carolina745
Florida828
Arizona857
Indiana857
Georgia863
Wisconsin894
New Jersey961
Virginia973
Missouri1059
Ohio1075
Michigan1347

Even more about Nancy


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Nancy a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Nancy?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1950
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Nancy
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 3,578
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +395

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