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Nancy

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Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Grace

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A few facts about the girl's name Nancy:

  • Records indicate that 999,750 girls in the United States have been named Nancy since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1947, when 32,408 people in the U.S. were given the name Nancy. Those people are now 70 years old.

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    Comments about the name Nancy

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      98 Positive Comments

  • "Growing up I did not like my name. I felt like it never "fit" me. I started to like my name later in high school, I was always skateboarding, and love the outdoors. The more I age the more I appreciate my name. I do not know a lot of Nancy's at all. Most of the time, people tell me they like my name because they never met a Nancy." Jun. 23, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a Nancy and I love my name, I was named after a grandmother I never met. I am happy that my mother loved her mom so much to name me after her." Jun. 2, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My father named me Nancy when I was born in 1953 and also gave my three siblings simple, 2-syllable names. I didn't like it much before as many women who didn't speak English well adopted the name for themselves but could not pronounce it properly. But now I like it, for its simple and old-fashioned ring. And I guess I've simply grown into it!" Nov. 10, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name Nancy, and I especially like being called Nance. They should have a name of just Nance even. I hope it becomes a popular name again soon." Nov. 2, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a different spelling Nancie. Born in 1959. This is how my mom had it on my birth records. I was always happy for this because in a class with several Nancys, I stood out. People call me Nan and Nance all the time but my favorite is Nannie Poo, given to me by my mom. I love being unique." Sep. 16, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "The most spiritually alive and beautiful woman I have ever known is named Nancy. Nancy is a highly spiritual name denoting God's grace and favor. Girl's named Nancy are all about Love and Marriage and Fertility and Kids! They are the best women in the world. So girls, it's a Blessing to be a Nancy!" Jun. 22, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy, I am from Southern California and I am on my early 20's. I've only heard of 2 other Nancy's in school. Never got to be acquainted with them since they were in other classes and different grade.My name has never been misspelled and people tend to REALLY like my name, I personally like it a lot! It's not very common where I live and in my experience it has NEVER been associated with being an old name or referred as "Nancy boy." I've never heard any one say anything negative about this name. Some people call me Nan or Nance. I, myself use Nance on occasions in social media or Naneki, the Hawaiian version of Nancy. I am not graceful, I am clumsy. I am a workaholic, studious, and responsible. Later in college i moved to Northern California and met 2 more Nancy's and pretty much fit the description of me. They both also wore glasses like it do :P. Anyways Hi to all the Nancy's out there from South California Nancy J." May. 20, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "This post is making me like my name more than ever. I used to not like it because no one else seemed to have it except for one other girl in my class (born 1953). My younger daughter thinks it's very old fashioned - meh. I, like one of the other Nancy above, hate the term "Nancy Boy." I think it's a pretty name, and I also love being called "Nance." That is what my family and close friends call me.... was never a big fan of "Nan." I'd love to see it come back into vogue." Apr. 16, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My parents named me Nancy, because they just knew I'd have a Laughing Face, just like Frank Sinatra's Nancy in his song with the same name. That was the song I had played at my wedding when I danced with my dad. I didn't get married until I was 50, and my dad wasn't in the greatest shape, but he made it all the way through. That's something I'll always cherish." Apr. 14, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy. A lot of people at my school call me fancy Nancy, and I HATE IT!😝 but, the whole "Nancy means grace thing" is totally NOT my style. I love skateboarding, a di prefer to hang out with boys. I am nowhere close to graceful, or a nerd. My hobbies are hip-hop, skateboarding, and hanging ot with friends. People often don't call me my first name, but instead I go by Annie. I think my name is pretty sick, and I am very proud of having a unique name. 😜" Oct. 29, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Nancy tak . i m n Indian girl and i m proud to be Nancy . when people call me nancy i m feel very proud . i m from rajasthan in india nancy is very rare name so i m very proud to be nancy . yes this is a rare name but in my previous life i see only three or four nancy in my city my names meaning is grace and favour i m only 12+ but i bell to all the girls named nancy be proud to be Nancy" Sep. 15, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy-Rose, and I love my name. It is universal and I know why. My friends call me either Nance or Noodle from when I was younger!! What's funny is my last name Shand is from both sides of my family!" Aug. 29, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've just named my newborn daughter Nancy x love it :)" May. 15, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Like a few others here, I was named after a relative: my Italian great-grandmother Annunziata. I really don't mind being a Nancy. At least everyone knows how to spell it. It rather bugs me that it's used as a homophobic insult (Nancy Boy). Hopefully in the future people will evolve past being homophobic." Sep. 4, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy and I love my name so much It is the 2nd best throughout my family anyone how hates it hats your lose anyway IM only 10 and still enjoying my name>>>>lol I never knew my name had different spellings like Nancie....Nance.....balh blah blah" Aug. 26, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is NANCY GEORGE.I'm proud of it. My frenz call me as '9 C'& some misspell it as 'ANCY'.AND IT SOUNDS PRETTY.....RIGHT." May. 17, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Seems to be more of a middle age name, but still a pretty name." May. 14, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy... I've always had mixed feeling about my name. In elementary school I was called Nancy Reagan and I didn't like it. Growing up in LA I was never the only nancy. Older people would ask if I was named Nancy after Sinatra's daughter, which I wasn't, more like a soap opera actress. I really don't like it when people that are not my friends call me Nance. Oh and rhyming it with other words if worse. The whole grace thing, yeah not me. I was and still am a tomboy. But needless to say I do like my name." Mar. 17, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "When I was young, some folks called me Nanny or worse - Nannygoat! I hated that. Nancy was a very popular name when I was young and there were several Nancys in my class. As I grew older, I liked the name more and now I am very happy with it. I like that it means grace. I agree with the other comment about liking Nance - I do feel special when someone calls me Nance." Jan. 12, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Re: the comment from Nancy Patricia. I am Nancy and my twin is Patricia. Lol! (We're circa 59) My niece who was born in 1985 is also called Nancy. :) Big thumbs up!" Aug. 6, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name!!!I was named Nancy after Nancy Sinatra. My parents loved her song "Those boots are made for walking"." Mar. 9, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy Buhh i Prefer the Name Tenequia or Nequaa ; Everybody i meet name Nancy kills me, But #ShoutOut to yOu if yOur name is Nancy <3 We rock . South Carolina Nancy : )" Feb. 18, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am also named after my Italian Grandmother, Annunziata." Dec. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy Lee. I really like my name. I am 36 years old and I don't know too many other girls my age with the same name. My father came up with my first name and my grandfather came up with my middle name. While doing genealogical research, I discovered my great, great, great grandmother's name was also Nancy. So I like to think it's a family name." Oct. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy. Everyone I know loves the name! I'd rather be called Nancy - than something common and typical of 'the times'. Born in the 70's I am also a 'younger' Nancy. In Australia the name was very common in the 1950's!! All the Nancy's are dying now!!" Oct. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE MY NAME NANCY CAUSE IT IS A VERY FAMOUS NAME. THE MAIN GIRL FROM FREDDY KRUEGER IS NAMED NANCY. ALSO THE ONE FROM FRANK SINATRA AND RONALD REAGEN'S WIFE NANCY REAGEN. I LOVE MY NAME IS SO UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL AND SWEET:)" Sep. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am in my early 60s and grew up in Canada. I did not know another "Nancy" in all my years in school there, including college. Then, I moved to the U.S. (Hawaii), and I now know so many Nancys here. At my first job, there were 4 staff, and 3 of us were Nancys! I've always liked my name, and enjoy being called "Nance"." Aug. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Everyone is in a search for a beautiful, unique name ! Extraordinary that this name is not being brought back into popularity. Nancy "Nance" is more original and not trendy. I prefer the old fashioned names as opposed to the trendy, made-up names." Aug. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy Jane and I've always liked it - mainly because no one else ever had my name! I love the nickname Nance because when someone starts calling me that it means we've bonded!!! lol. As for meaning 'grace' - hilarious! I was sooo clumsy as a child (and kinda still am!)" Jul. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy and I'm proud of it. To me it says "fun and responsible, smart and pretty."" May. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy and am 28 years old. I have only met one girl called Nancy in my primary school. Since then the only other Nancy I met was my prof of bioethics - Nancy Kass. I have to agree that it is a beautiful name and I love it. people associate this name with kindness, and outgoing. I think thats what I am. I can't imagine me called another name. My husband calls me Nana a nickname for Nancy." May. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy. I am 73 years old. While I always liked my name and thought it suited me, as a teenager I wanted to use odd spellings. For about 6 months I spelled it Nanci, then i switched to Nancee and finally back to good and true Nancy. All the Nancys I meet are usually my age or older, but they all seem so much younger." May. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My first name is Nancy and maiden name is Leigh. I LOVE my name. It is truly me. I am about honesty, home and family. Thanks, Mom & Dad. BTW... I am 54, happy and healthy!" May. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am almost 68, born in 1942, and am named Nancy Margaret. My mother liked the way Nancy looked in print, especially when she saw pictures of girls named Nancy in the society pages of the newspaper. I guess she thought it was kind of a high-class name! I have always liked both my names but I happen to like Margaret better. I was never ridiculed for my name but I have never known very many Nancys." Mar. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Nancy is a name only given to the best people in the world. Blessed art thou named Nancy." Mar. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Nancy after my mother. She is the only Nancy in her school. I love the name. People often ask me if it is a family name." Feb. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well my name is Nancy Reyes, i am 16 years old, and i absolutely love my name. It is a very unique name i have never known so many Nancy's could be in this world, I have only met one Nancy. I agree with people misspelling the name, i have had many experiences with people spelling it wrong. One of my classmates can't memorize my name, and call me nini, I think about where does she get Nini out of Nancy. I have had another friend that thought my name was Natalie, which everyone got used to hearing him call me like that, that it came to the point every one started to call me like that. I love my name no matter what. I am a very social person, i like to always be happy, i have many friends. The reason my mother named me like this was because her best friend was called Nancy. Though i used to hate my name, because i wanted to be named how my grandpa wanted which was Anahi. Though now i really like it, it's really rare,over here where i live. :). So i love this name very much." Feb. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "hello my name is Nancy i am italian, but from Australia people also call me Nunzia.. which is the italian version. It means Messenger - Aunniziata - to be announce and i dnt know why it means this or where it comes from either.!! Nancy's are very bubbly and catchy with there energy. The name rings a good vibe i'd day!! x x" Feb. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like this name, because I have a crush on my coworker named Nancy...she's pretty and all smiles. I love Nancy!!!" Feb. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Every Nancy I have met is a great employee, funny, unique, and a good listener. She believes in family and friendship. Although we may start our lives as very shy we love people and will eventually become social animals. I bet most of us like cats more than dogs; however, small dogs hold a place in our hearts. My mother would call me Nancy Lee when she was upset, my co-workers call me Nan or Nanc, my neices and newphews, and boyfriend call me Auntie Nanc (not related to the boyfriend thats just what he calls me!)" Jan. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i also love my name i like it because it is not that common i have only met one person with my name Nancy Lissette and i have a 5 year old son named Nathan Alexander" Dec. 31, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is called Nancy Leigh. She is 2 this Wednesday. I only know one other baby called Nancy and I absolutely adore the name. She is bubbly, full of life and very confident. I totally love it. Hopefully it will stay unique, just like my little girls character!!" Nov. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE being called Nancy Freya! I am 23 and as many others have said I only know one other girl my age, named Nancy! I really believe having a unique name stands a person in good stead, and I love that people remember me over others because of my name! I recently found out my old babysitter has named her first daughter Nancy and apparently she is lively and bubbly and cheeky...just like me!" Nov. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy and I like it. I was also named after my grandmother. My mother always said she thought it was a beautiful name. I also think this name goes well with a lot of other names. I love the name of Nancy Leigh or Nancy Lee, and Nancy Elizabeth is really pretty." Nov. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Nancy im 25yrs old from liverpool britain. i didnt like my name at all growing up because its a old fashioned name, i've now ended up loving my name because its different and makes people remember it when they hear it! lol. i'm doing my bit to make nancy a cool name! :-)" Nov. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 15 and my name is also Nancy Margaret...I was named after my aunt (who was named after my great aunt)and my deceased grandmother, margaret. I love the name Nancy...I only know one other girl named Nancy, unless you count all the old ladies.;) All of my friends (and some of my teachers)call me "Nance" which I think is a really fun nickname and expresses my personality well. Nancy is short, easy to pronounce, and easy to spell. I love how it means "grace," because I am so clumsy its ridiculous and also because I think grace as an abstract concept is beautiful." Oct. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My parents named me Nancy (I am the only one in the family) in 1973. They liked it because it was easy to pronounce, spell, and didn't contain lots of letters. I was born the day after Valentine's Day. I always liked my name and only knew 2 other Nancy's growing up." Oct. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a best friend named Nancy Chelsea. And just to tell you all of you girls named Nancy, I think it's a fantastic name." Oct. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 20 years old and my name is Nancy. I was named Nancy Elizabeth after my great grandmother. I will admit I used to not like it because I was teased a couple of times for having an "old lady" name, but I've come to love it. It suits me and I love that I don't know anyone else my age named Nancy." Sep. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi..I'm also Nancy Marie .. and really love my name...It's unique - just like me. Glad to see that there are quite a few other Nancy's out there too!!!I think it is a great name..and was surprised to read that people are choosing this name for their children!!" Aug. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My best friend is named Nancy and she is 12. Her middle name is Chelsy Dorthy. She likes Chelsy more than her other middle name Dorthy." Jun. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am expecting a baby girl, due date 4th July 2009. I plan to call her Nancy, after my grandmother who was aslo born on July 4th, she is 83 years old! She was actually christened Annie Elizabeth and she hated that name, so reverted to Nancy the other form of Anne. My husband was not sure about the name, and my other children think it's 'old-fashioned'. But I like the name, it sounds very unique." Mar. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy. When I was young, I didn't really like the name. But now I do!!" Feb. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Nancy is the name I gave to my baby girl, who was born on 19th June, 2008. My name is Olawole Henry Oladimeji from Nigeria. The name Nancy sound strange and unique in our community, many come to me to ask whatýs the meaning and I said Grace, in short the name is good and unique and I love Nancy." Jan. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Recently, a daughter was born to my partner and I. We called her Nancy. The name is not particularly popular in England, possibly for the very reason we chose it. My surname is Jubb and with that in mind, my partner and I thought a Dickensian first name would suit such a Dickensian surname. Nancy, as most are no doubt aware, was the name of a character in Oliver Twist. A teenage Westend prostitute. Despite that, we decided that we would reclaim the name from the negative connotations it suffers. After all, Nancy was a benevolent soul, who suffered in order to protect others." Dec. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Nancy is my name too and again I always get positive reactions from people I am 22 and have only met one other Nancy...a girl in my class at school!! I love that people can remember me because my name is different and I get Nancy Pants too amongst other names!!" Nov. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have liked my name . I met one other Nancy in all my school years, and we traveled a lot. Then about 25 years ago I started meeting them. There was a Golden Book "Nurse Nancy" it came with a band-aide. One day at work at the change of shift we had 4 Nurse Nancys in one room. We spanned 3 generations in age. I have a daughter-in-law Nancy. There are other Nancys in her family. I have a GGreat Aunt Nancy b.1857. I seem to meet Nancys every where I go. I have liked them all. Song " Nancy with the smiling eyes" My outlook is the same, Always smile." Oct. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i am dating this girl, Nancy....She is a hurricane. So much energy, bright, smily, crazy. I think her name is the coolest" Oct. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think this name is rather plain, but I can never actually imagine having a different name. I don't love my name but I definitely do no hate it, :)" Sep. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mother named me Nancy Margaret -- Nancy because she liked the way the name looked on the map of France, and Margaret because that was her name. I have never had a problem with people pronouncing my name nor remembering it, and I am fine with it. I am 66, so in 1942, it was a pretty popular name, according to statistics." Sep. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yes, Im 24 and my name is Nancy. I was named after my Auntie. I love the name and it's meaning "Grace" I think that my name represents me in a very positive way..." Aug. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 23 and my name is Nancy, i'm named after my grandmother. I'm the only nancy i know other than my grandmother and i love it! Everyone always remembers my name!" Jun. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 3years daughter is Nancy, She is a very active girl, grasp things easly only that she is stubborn too ready to fight at any time and will protect her 5years sister against any thing. she is very easly loved by any one she meet!" Jun. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name.. and i'm currently 15 years old.. i actually like my name.. its a one of my kind.. in my case, its the kind of name i get many nicknames.. hahaha... its pretty fun.. ^__^" May. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Nancy, she was born in 1998. I think it's a lovely name, she's sort of named after my grandmother, her name is Agnes, when I looked up Agnes in the baby name book and saw that Nancy was derived from Agnes I just knew it was for my daughter. It's very unique without being to odd. We all love the name NANCY!!!" May. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi,my name is nancy i am only 12 i luv my name and in the uk there isn't many people named Nancy!!!" Apr. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy and I like the name. I was born in 1953 when it was very popular. I was happy to find most girls named Nancy were very nice...just like the name. Do you ever wonder if something will happen that will make your name very unpopular? Like the name OSWALD?" Apr. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Kenyan Nancy.I truly love my name.Other nancy lovers can email on nancynjuguna@gmail.com and we can share experiences!" Apr. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born in 1957, and there are lots of us Nancys around of my vintage. I never thought about it too much, then recently discovered that my dad's favorite great-aunt, whom I was named after, was born in 1847! How cool is that? I was born 110 years after my name-sake. I think Nancy's going to make a comeback like Emma, Emily, and Grace (my grandma's name)." Mar. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a Nancy and was 17 before I ever met anyone else with my name - then with my first job, both my boss and her daughter were named Nancy. I've met a few over the yrs but my new husband (we're senior citz) knows every Nancy within a 100 mi. - rest. owner, architect, nurse, grandkid's teacher, eye doc., church memb., real estate broker, tax lady, waitress, etc. I told him he collects Nancy's - even his first wife was named Nancy!" Mar. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our youngest child is called Annis - which we shorten to Nancy (Annis is a medieval version of Agnes and thought to be the name from which Nancy originally came, according to the Oxford Dictionary of Names)" Mar. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i think the name nancy is becoming popular again as the names violet and lily- nancy is a sweet name!" Feb. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mom's name is Nancy and I feel like it's such a nice name but is often considered an old lady name because so many mom's have it. I don't see anybody younger than 30 having it." Jan. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Nancy, and people call me Nancy Pants! I love it!" Dec. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy & I love it. I live in Australia &it is not common here" Nov. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name, I think it is okay but I wish it was more unique. I don't love it but I don't hate it. It's fine." Jul. 31, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Nancy is one of my favorite names for a woman. I know somebody at my school with the name Nancy, and I think that it is nice." Jun. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Being named Nancy is like being a brain, a brain never sees itself, it only senses everything else around it, one named Nancy does not know what if feels like to be Nancy, it just is. She looks at others named Nancy and always wonders if they feel the same way." May. 29, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Nancy. That's my cousin's name and my friend's name. It's different. I never thought of it as a pretty name because I always picture an old lady. Now I think it's a very interesting name. Pretty cool name. I like the spelling Nance." Apr. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My moms name id Nancy and i love her name. i like telling people my moms name. She even looks like a Nancy.lol." Mar. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • ""I got my name Nancy from the wifes president in 1985."" Mar. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, My name is Nancy and I was named this name after a white missionary who went to Africa. She was a friend of my dad and he named me after her. I love my name and I think I am the only black female in America with this name. The name has opened a lot of doors for me eventhough, some are closed when I show up. I am full of grace and proud of all the other wonderful and great Nancys out there. I am 54 years old by the way." Feb. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey!! my names nancy and im 16. wow i have never met another nancy whos a teen like me! its great. Im from the UK btw!! Go all u nancys!! xxx" Feb. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I had two friends named Nancy - they were Nancy Lee and I was Nancy Kay - seldom meet anyone named Nancy but I love my name. I think it's beautiful." Jan. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Nancy, and I hated it when I was younger because I was always the only Nancy except for teachers, but now I love it. I love having a name that's uncommon at least for my age, and it's easy to nickname a Nancy, which is also fun. Great name." Jan. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my mom's name and I like it, it is pretty and feminine, it just isn't used much anymore. I do notice that it is a name used when someone wants to throw out a name, like a generic women's name. weird. This is also a popular Amish name." Nov. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm called NANCE :) I'm 14.. It's German for NANCY - but I'm not German, I'm Scottish. I don't know anyone called NANCY apart from my grandma who I was named after, and I don't know of anyone with the name NANCE - it's pronounced the same, just spelled different. I love my name cause it's so unique and I like the spelling of it! I get made a fool of though cause it's supposedly a "granny name" but I don't care cause I like it!! :)" Sep. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "nancy rl mawipuii, sikulpuikawn,aizawl is very delighted to have her name.she likes it a lot,it can really reflects a persons attitude-Full of grace:-)" Jul. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Nancy i also love that it can be shortened to Nan i think it is a very friendly name and one that is not common.. Go all you Nancy's" Jul. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi Nancy's out there. I'm 48 and love my name. As a child I was called 'fancy Nancy' as probably most Nancy's were...it's certainly a nice nickname! It's easy to write, pronounce and sounds pretty too, especially when spoken by someone with a beautiful accent!" Jun. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born 46 years ago! I love my name. I wish I had named one of my girls Nancy because it is so unique. I have a swedish/english geneology and wonder if it is a common name there. I am very active and my dad Ralph would nick name me Nansta pop it a up it a duh because I was so fun!" Apr. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter "Nancy" my grandmother named her. I am 23 right now, and where I live it is uncommon to name our children an older name. So when I introduce her to people, they are amazed to hear that she has an elegantly old fashion name. But I love it!" Feb. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love having the name Nancy, it makes me unique and it's hard to find anyone my age (18) with the name. I agree with another comment on this page that said that it's become kind of a joke name but "Nancy Boy" should be a compliment because it makes the name Nancy seem even more graceful." Feb. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi i'm aNancy from the uk where it isn't as popular i love my name i don't know any others appart from adisstent aunt that lived in Ireland! i think its a georgous name and a perfect choice!" Jan. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love it! I'm 17 and I love having the name Nancy because it's true that you don't find many Nancy's these days and it makes me unigue. And it's a nice feminine name that has been around for many years which makes it even more special. :)" Jan. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy. I'm 47 years old and I've noticed that there are lots of Nancys my age, but not too many younger than me. I've also noticed that it's becoming a "joke" name, as in "Nancy Boy," "Negative Nancy," etc. Oh, well! It's still cool and kind of fancy!" Aug. 19, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name "NANCY" because it's unique...whenever am hanging out with my friends and I meet other friends and uncles and aunties when am asked what my name is and am like "NANCY" their response is "what a lovely name".."it's pretty and so are you".I always thank my mom and dad for giving me the name.It's AWESOME because you can hardly find anybody called "NANCY" nowadys...all the girls called Nancy must be very proud of their name because "WE ARE FULL OF GRACE..." Aug. 5, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I find that Nancy is a great name for a child born today because it is not so common to name a child Nancy anymore. I have yet to meet a Nancy that is my age(13), and i believe it is a very classic and elegant name. There have also been many prominent Nancys throughout history so the name has a good reputation." Jun. 11, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      5 Negative Comments

  • "Nobody ever remembers my name. When I tell them it is Nancy, the response is always the same. You don't look like a Nancy. It is a family name going back many generations. To hear the word Nancy sounds flat and tone deaf to me. I cringe every time I hear it out loud." Nov. 11, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I go by my middle name because I dislike the name Nancy. It just does not suit my personality. It never has." Sep. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Personally i can't stand my name. I always felt it belonged to an older lady, and now that i'm getting older i still don't like it. i can't go by my middle name bcuz it's horrible too so i'm stuck. i've always thought about changing it but i've been with it for 36 yrs i guess it doesn't matter now. glad to know all of you like it. it's kinda weird bcuz i really nvr knew anyone personally with that name except me. thanks all you nancy's maybe it will grow on me. ;)" Jul. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I agree the name is uncommon, and there is reason for that" Jan. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i have known many nancy's throughout the years young and old, seems to me that most are arrogant, overbearing individuals that percieve themselves to be better than others, and lacking in humility. it sounds sing songy, and childish, not a name someone would grow old "gracefully" with" Apr. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      68 Neutral Comments

  • "I am honored to have the name Nancy from my grandmother but it does have its downsides! I go by my middle name because Nancy sounds to old! All of my friends call my by my middle name and they are always shocked when I say it is not actually my name..." Jul. 15, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi I too am a Nancy-- I'm 47 & always liked my name. I was named after my dads favorite aunt. I have been best friends with he same girl my whole life our parents grew up together. Her name is Nancy too. We always kid each other that one or the other parents thought of it first but I'm 6mo older & named after my dads aunt do I win. Haha. We went all threw grade school & high School together & there were quite a few Nancy we went to school with being born in 1968 is was common back then. But we both love our name & are proud to be a Nancy & all our friends call us Nance 1 & Nance 2. Go Nancy." Sep. 15, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am part of the Nancy Club in Pinehurst, NC. There are 45 of us and we meet 4 times a year for birthday parties and we have one big Christmas party with our husbands. They love our party because they don't have to remember anyone's name!" Aug. 27, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy and am now a teacher. In my 25+ years of teaching, I have NEVER had a student named Nancy...although there were always several in my classes when I was a child (I was born in 1956). Trendy, made-up names, or "last names as first names" are very popular, but I know my name will be the trend again soon!" Apr. 12, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "Nancy z a vry kwul nym,,,...Muaaaah nainseys,,,,,you rock!!" Feb. 25, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy Claire, and have never thought the name "Nancy" was particularly elegant. The older I get, the more at peace I am with it....it is important to like your name! Disturbed to find out that maybe my name came from Agnes, I have always thought it was from Anne and meant "grace". God bless al the Nancys out there!" Jul. 18, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy John am a Nigerian, i will always count my stars for been so lucky to be named Nancy, all my thanks goes to my superb parents, some people pronounce it as nan-si while for others it's nen-si, my friends call me nary and cina, i love my name and have the features, it's a unique name for unique people, all the nancys in the world, try to keep the bond of uniqueness growing! We rule the world!" Jun. 14, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy Carol . I love the sound of that name. No one calls me that though.... I have had so many nicknames...Fancy Nancy, Nancy Prance, Nanyer, Nannie etc but if anyone calls me Nan I can feel the hair on the back of my neck stand up !!! My favorite in Nance. Now in 2012 if someone named their daughter Nancy she would be unique." May. 15, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was called Nancy Lou growing up,I always liked it and every now and then someone will call me by that nick name.My real name is Nancy Elizabeth.........." May. 14, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "At last, smoeone comes up with the "right" answer!" Dec. 14, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "yo me llamo nancy y mem encanta este nombre en e.u es un nombre muy popular o no???" Aug. 3, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy and I was named after the daughter of Frank Sinatra, I was born in 1947.. In my group of friends there are 4 Nancys, so I guess it was a very popular name at that time." May. 11, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I too was named after my Italian grandmother, Annunziata. I was born on St. Patrick's day so I am Nancy Patricia. My mother's sister's husband was Irish so it was like "all in the family"!" Apr. 10, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Nancy , it's an ehh name I guess . I don't really like it . I've met alot of nancy's out there haha . It's kinda dumb how alot of people cannot spell NANCY . they spell it nacy , I mean c'mon how can you misspell thy ?! I don't know find it dumb . but ya I would prefer the name Carolina :)" Feb. 17, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 55, and my name is Nancy Joyce. I was named after my mother's best friend. I always wanted a more exotic name growing up. I was surprised to see the Fancy Nancy books, and I wondered if the name has come back in style. I have never seen a child named Nancy since I was a child." Feb. 7, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "YES THIS IS MY NAME, I 'M NOT CRAZY ABOUT IT. I THINK I SHOULD HABE BEEN NAMED CHRISTINE." Jan. 23, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm Nancy Elizabeth and have always liked my name - friends growing up either called me "Fancy" because it rhymes with Nancy, or Nancerella! My husband of 21 yrs. calls me "Nan." I only knew one other Nancy in my K-12 years and no others during college -"hi" to all the other Nancys out there! : )" Dec. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is nancy , im proud to have this name and ai thank my parents for keeping this name to me .... and yes i got the features of the name ..." Oct. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi!!! i am Nancy Modi... my frnds pronounce it as Nan cee... i think that it is unique name in India and i feel proud that many greatest personalities have "Nancy" is as their name...." Sep. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy Maria and I have always loved my name. In Italian it is Annunziata and I am named after my Italian grandparents whom I have never met. Both passed away before I was born so it is an honor to be named after them. I have always enjoyed having a unique name that not many other people my age have shared. Only recently did someone say to me that it was an old lady name. I never thought of it that way. If it was good enough for Sinatra, its good enough for me. ;)" Sep. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Always felt a little too "perky" to me, but it was appropriate in its day. Plus, Nancy Drew and Nancy Sinatra were definitely "out there," so I consider them my role models. These boots are made for walking and I am a good "crime solver." Nancy of www.theonswitch.com and www.nunumedia.com" Aug. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm Nancy too and I'm in my mid-40's. Most people who share the same name are typically 20+ years older than me. Nice to read that some younger girls have the same name too!" Jul. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "actually i have not found anyone with that name and also the people of Nigeria pronunce "NANCY" is pretty funny" Jul. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I find that some people, as soon as they meet me, start calling me "Nance." I don't mind, it's just an interesting psychological thing on their part. Usually it's gruff middle aged men or masculine women who start doing that. Some people are just not comfortable pronouncing "Nan-cy."" Jun. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mom and I are both Nancy. She was born in the 50s when it was at its peak. It is nice to meet Nancy's my age. I have met many who are my mom's age or older. However, I think it is a classic name and like it. If I have a daughter I have considered naming her Nancy as well." May. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "hello my name is nancy and ilove my name because i was name after my cousin"nancy"is a pretty name. but i want to know what does name means?" Apr. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy and I'm 25. I grew up hating them name Nancy because its impossible to find another Nancy under 50!I feel like a young woman with an old soul! Even at work there are 3 other Nancys which are all middle aged! My parents are Egyptian and I guess over there they were behind on name fads lol. It is actually pretty popular in my generation in the middle east. There is even a gorgeous Lebanese singer named Nancy Ajram, so since she came out Nancy became associated with being attractive, cute or sexy. So I'm ok with that" Apr. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born at the peak time- 1952. But, I was named after a Great- Great Grandmother- which would have been prior to 1980. I was named Nancy Opal- also, after my grandmother. Growing up, I didn't like my name, but I have grown to appreciate it." Apr. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "HI..... EVERYONE I NAME IS ALSO NANCY.THOMAS.I WRITE WITH MY LEFT HAND ONLY. IT IS MY LUCK TO WRITE WITH MY LEFT HAND......THANK YOU" Mar. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "nancys are really mean to there grandson's girlfriend." Mar. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 35 years old, American, and am happy to hear about the other Nancys out there. My parents knew a few Nancys from their generation, but I wasn't named after anyone in particular. Like another Nancy wrote, I didn't like my name growing up in the 70s and 80s because it wasn't cool. "Cool names" to me at the time were Lisa, Kari, and Heather. I never met another Nancy who wasn't a friend's mother until I went to high school. It was nice knowing I wasn't the only Nancy in the world under 45! My friends like my name and say my name suits me... different, quirky, and fun!" Mar. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "well my name is nancy and i kida like it. Its too small for my taste and wish i had a longer name. People mistakenly spell my name wrong its not hard to spell theyll spell it (nanci, nansi,nanzy,nanzi or nansy) it bothers me it the easiest name to wirte and still they get it worng but i guess im stuck with it now." Jan. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love that ther are so many people that love their Nancy name! I have never been especially fond of it, but now I'm starting to have a different attitude. When I was younger I knew only one other Nancy, but now I know many--we are in the "older" group, mid 40's. I look forward to meeting some of the next Nancy generation!" Jan. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello Everyone - I am a 32 year old Nancy and I do LOVE my name. We are few and far between these days but any time I meet another Nancy we are always excited to share our name and experiences with it. I work with children and loved when the "Fancy Nancy" books came out and will often dress up like the character in the book and read it to the little girls - they love it and I love that there is a role model in children's books with our name (look it up if you are unaware). When I was younger names like Stephanie and Tiffany seemed so much cooler to me but I know now that I am as unique as my name and I embrace it. Shout out to all you other Nancy's out there - young and old - we rock!" Dec. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am Nancy Anne, and since they both mean the same thing, my name is grace grace. Which is funny because when I was little, I fell down every pair of stairs I was ever on! They must cancel each other out! Lol. One perk is that since there aren't many Nancys around, when you hear your name, you know they're talking to you! I didn't like my name growing up because it wasn't cool. I was born in 1972 and the only other Nancys I knew were all grownups. But we all change with age. I have a different perspective now, and I think my name is just right. :)" Oct. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was named after my grandmother, Annunziata, in english is Nancy. I love my name; it has done well by me." Oct. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy Layne I'm 13 and I was born after my grandmother who died before I born. It's nice to see some other Nancy's out there!" Oct. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names nancy and im 16. everyone calls me nanc tho but i never get negative comments on it. everyone said its unique because no ones named that these days haha" May. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy Jane..I'm 59..always liked my name. Only 2 other Nancy's in my grad. class. Old names like Emma & Emily are back and they are more "old fashioned" than Nancy. Hope more parents name their girls Nancy..it's very feminine!!!" May. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My wife's name is Nancy, I wouldn't change a thing! To me Nancy means hapiness." Mar. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i was born in 1992 and my name is nancy marie. i love my name. there arent very many people with my name which makes me feel really special lol. i have nicknames my dads family (hes puerto rican) calls me nena, i get the obvious nanc, nanc-nanc, nancy-pants and the i hate it when people call me nasty! urgh. its not my name! my name gets misspelled 24/7 but its never misspronounced. its nice when a substitute/teacher/admin ect, can say my name correctly. nancy's rock!" Jan. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yes my name is Nancy and I was born in 1980! Appearently I am not the youngest person with this name but close. Growing up I did not like the name at all. I have been told many times over that I have an outdated name, once there was even a bet that I was going to be over 50yrs old by people my age before they met me simply because my name is NANCY!! With time (yes even at my still fairly young age) I have come to terms with the name Nancy. I like that it is a little unique , easy to pronounce, and means grace. You are what makes your name great." Jan. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I feel that people name Nancy are complete jerks. They are self centered, and are simple minded. There is a music teacher at my school that shows up 15 to 20 minutes late for music class, but accuses students if they are only 5 minutes late. That is annoying! That name was so popular around the forties. The people by that name that I know were born around the fifties and sixties, never met any that were yunger. In my oppinion, the name stinks. It almost sound like the word nasty if you change two of the letters. A person misunderstood me when I said Nancy Drive, a name of a street, she thought I said nasty drive. I don't think I would name a child that name. They drive about a hundred on the highway, and one Nancy got a few speeding tickets. Thats all." Oct. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandaughter who is now five weeks old is called nancy, she was named after my mother. AT first I found it a little strange - but I am now getting used to it and love the name. Like many others I feel it is a name that may become popular." Oct. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I WAS BORN ON VALENTINES DAY. EVERYONE WANTED TO NAME ME VALENTINA, BUT MY DAD WANTED ME NAMED AFTER "NANCY" THE COMIC STRIP CHARACTER. THANKS DAD!" Aug. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy, I was named after my great grandmother; i am 29 years old. Every Nancy I have met has been old and is ususally a school teacher or some occupation like that. The name means "grace" and I like that." May. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i will like to know the full mean of Nancy as a name, and this is my e-mail address samxy2@hotmail.com" Feb. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy and I guess its ok....not very common so I feel unique!" Jan. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy and I think it's a classic yet strong name." Jan. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i have a friend who called me nancy pants too, being named Nancy as well." Dec. 31, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Nancy is a common name still now. There are at least 5 nancies in our school" Oct. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "People almost always spell it correctly and pronounce it correctly. I was born in 1959 and growing up it must have been a very popular name because I always had at least another Nancy in the class. In 7th grade there were three Nancys and our teacher had to call out the first letter of our last name to let us know who she was calling on." Sep. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy and I was born in 1954. I have found that most of the other Nancy's that I have met through my life are my age or older which according to your graph would be right. I was named after the Frank Sinatra song, "Nancy with the smiling face", which I was told was written for his wife and daughter of the same name." Jul. 31, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "nancy is a beautiful name. my daughter is called nancy and i knew from a young age that if i had a daughter that she would be named nancy." Jul. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know someone who had a baby girl in 2006 and named her Nancy (UK) - making a come-back?" May. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sisters name is nancy and shes 15. She always compains how its such an old lady name, but I love it. shes the only nancy i know besides my aunt who she was named after." Dec. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is nancy and i think it is sort of funny for me cause i am every thing but graceful" Nov. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is nancy and i'm 13 years old and i'm realy proud of my name i think to me it' very unique." Nov. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "HELLO, I'M FROM MEXICO AND OF COURSE MY NAME IS NANCY, AND I LOVE IT. SOME PEOPLE IN MY COUNTRY SPELL IT WRONG BUT THE MOST OF THEM DO IT CORRECT. MY OLDER SISTER DECIDED MY NAME WHEN MY PARENTS LIKED OTHER ONES LIKE ISABEL AND LORENZA. I THINK I HAVE TO THANK MY SISTER FOR THIS. NANCY IS AN ELEGANTE NAME AND MKES ME UNIQUE." May. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy. I have only come across one other Nancy not born in the 1950s era when the name was apparently very popular. It's okay. I don't love it. I'd chose another one if I could. It's just so plain and boring and old sounding. I'm sure before people meet me they expect some 50 something year old." Apr. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love my name Nancy, having been born in 1948; I know my mom loved the frank Sanatra song, "Nancy with the Laughing Face," so hence the name. Then we also had the golden book, "Nurse nancy," It is a name that suits me well, pleasant to hear, and I have met many other Nancy's in life, We all say, "well you look just like a Nancy,"" Apr. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy. People don't usually pronounce or spell my name wrong. I've heard of other people named Nancy, but I've never met anyone named Nancy. My experience with the name Nancy is I think it is a nice name and it is very unique and special. More girls should be named Nancy." Apr. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i like this name except that people always spell it wrong its annoying" Apr. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi, my name is nancy and i am 16. In my opinion my name is for "older" people. I am not trying to be mean but when i think of the name it reminds me of elders and everybody that i know with this name is older than me!!" Mar. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "All the Nancy's I have met have been 10-20 yrs older than myself, and I am 42. I was always the only Nancy when I was in school which was nice." Mar. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is nancy i am 12 and in grade 6. i like basketball" Jan. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey my name is Nancy to and i dont likeit because all most all the girls in my clas are nancy. i ame 15 and like 9 girls in my class are name nancy. but i like my names because ALL THE GUYS LIKE MY NAME NANCY all the boys are all around me because i am proud of my name and because i ame cutethe name nancy is SEXY." Jan. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i like my name because everyone knows how to say it and not many people that i know have it. in fact i only know one other Nancy besides me, which is pretty cool. it's too simple though." May. 27, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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