Nancy - girls name

Nancy name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

Nancy name meaning:

The name Nancy is derived from the Hebrew name "Anna," which means "grace" or "favor." It is commonly believed to be a diminutive form of the name Ann, thus carrying the same meaning. Nancy is a popular name which has been used in various cultures and languages, including English, French, and Spanish.

People named Nancy are often described as kind, compassionate, and graceful individuals. They possess a natural charm and tend to have a positive outlook on life. These individuals are typically sociable and enjoy connecting with others, often leaving a lasting impression on people they meet.

Nancy has been a well-loved name throughout history, with notable figures such as the former First Lady of the United States, Nancy Reagan, and renowned American author, Nancy Drew, carrying this name. Overall, the name Nancy symbolizes grace and favor, reflecting the character traits associated with those who bear the name.

Origin: Hebrew

Form of Anna. Gracious.


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Related names

Anna , Ana , Analee, Analeigh, Analena, Anarosa, Anita , Ann , Annabella , Annabla, Annalisa, Annawan, Anneliese , Annissa, Nan, Nancy

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Overall UK ranking: 65 out of 5581

797 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Wales (49)
  • England (68)
  • Scotland (245)

Historical popularity of Nancy

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