Name Nancy Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Nancy


Nancy is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Nancy?

The name Nancy was originally a contraction of “mine Ancy”. Ancy was a nickname for Annis, a Medieval English variation of Agnes. As time goes by, Nancy was considered as a diminutive of Anne or Ann.

What does the name Nancy mean?

Nancy means “chaste”, “sacred” or “lamb” (from Agnes) and “grace” or “favor” (from Anne or Ann).

Pronunciation of Nancy

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Popularity of the name Nancy

The name Nancy is ranked #6202 overall.

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