Name: Nancy

Origin and Meaning of the Name Nancy

  • Meaning:
    Grace; favour
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Grace; favour
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (NAN see)
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Miscellaneous Info for Nancy

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Nancy is a city in north-eastern France. Famous bearers include US politician Nancy Pelosi, Nancy (Anne) Reagan, wife of former American president Ronald Reagan, and singer Nancy Sinatra.

    In 'Oliver Twist' by Charles Dickens, Nancy is the lover of the murderous Bill Sykes. Nancy Drew is a popular detective in children's literature.

    Nancy can be a name given to an effeminate man.

Similar Names to Nancy for Boys & Girls

Popularity Rank of Nancy (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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