US Popularity:1778
Other Origin(s):British, Latin, Greek
Meaning:Grace; Favored; Pure
Dating back centuries, Nancy is a classic girl’s name with traditional undertones. With it's Middle English roots, it acts as a fun spin on names like Agnes and Anne. Anne's Hebrew and Greek roots translate it to "grace" or "favored" and can be perfectly suited to your elegant and poised bundle of joy. In addition, Nancy's connection to the Greek name Agnes can translate to "pure," celebrating your little one's sweet, innocent spirit. The name is often connected to older generations, and with these names sneaking back into the charts today, Nancy could be a trendy choice for your new addition. Whether honoring a loved one or beginning a new line of Nancy’s, this name can make for a great choice.

Famous People Named Nancy

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Nancy Reagan
    United States First Lady
  • Nancy Richey
    Tennis Player

Nancy Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Nancy is currently #465 on The Bump
Girl:Nancy is currently #191 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Nancy is currently #1778 in U.S. births
Girl:Nancy is currently #688 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 84
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • WordSense, Nancy

  • WordSense, Ann

  • WordSense, Agnes

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Nancy, August 2023

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Agnes, August 2023

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Anna, August 2023

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