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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Nancy

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Nancy in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Nancy:

  • Records indicate that 1,100 boys in the United States have been named Nancy since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1938, when 91 people in the U.S. were given the name Nancy. Those people are now 82 years old.

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    Comments about the name Nancy

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      6 Positive Comments

  • "Here's a poem that I composed for my third grade class. The teacher loved it! "My name is Nancy; It's not very fancy. I like my name; I'm glad yours is not the same."" Jul. 28, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE the name Nancy for a boy, people are way too closed minded when it comes to names - just because a particular name is more common for a girl doesn't mean that a boy would get teased for it if he had that name. I mean just look at names like Christy, Carrey and even Zoey - all of them are unisex names much more commonly given to girls, but have their own appeal when given to boys. Nancy is no exception. Thumbs up for Nancy!" Nov. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know these days most Nancys people know about are girls, but in my opinion it has a very unique masculinity to it. I'd love to see Nancy more popularised as a male name - a good friend of mine is a lovely man named Nancy, and he's never teased or anything for it. I mean think about it, if "Yancy" and "Clancy" can be boys' names, there's no reason why "Nancy" can't be - it's only a one letter difference! Anyway, I love the name Nancy for a boy and I really hope it gets more recognition as a good male name." Oct. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy, and I love it. It's very feminine and sweet and not too popular, which is a good thing." May. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name! My great great great grandfather was called nancy, and my great great grandfather, and my great grandfather, and my grandfather, and my father, and me, and my son, and my grandson, and my great grandson, and he and his wife are expecting a baby boy, and he will be called nancy soon. I hope you find my family inspiring. nancy c. namalot" Dec. 15, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "my son is called nancy. He is 13 years old. He has the most friends I've ever seen a young boy have. They chase him home and even play dodgeball with him by chuckng up apples and bricks to his treehouse. I think it's a very masculine name. Yours, Clancy.G.Bellend" Dec. 9, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      7 Negative Comments

  • "Boy or girl no to Nancy - When my kids are being negative I tell them,"Stop being a negative Nancy." That and other reasons this name is more Negative now. I wouldn't want to do that to any child." Apr. 23, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Enough of these unisex names, we should be able to identify a person's gender based on their name. It would just make things so much easier." Jun. 7, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I want a long version of "nancy" for a boy. nancy has a ring to it i love it but it's just not for me, nancy boy is a slang now maybe thats why its dropped so low in popularity." Aug. 1, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Although, born with the name Nancy...honestly, I've never liked it. The name has no flare. To me, the name Nancy sounds too ole'fashion and there's nothing unique about the name. The spelling and pronounciation has never been a problem; overall, people get it correct on the first try. No offense, to those of you out there who bear the name, Nancy ...I mean no offense; these are my personal thoughts that I've decided to share with the world. The name does not and has not, ever, done a thing for me; except, want to change it! Nancy Ciuzio, Ponchatoula, LA" Mar. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Although, born with the name, Nancy...honestly, I've never liked the name. The name has always sounded old fashion and to my ear, there's no flare when you say or hear it. The spelling and the pronounciation has never been a problem and overall when said for the first time, everyone get's it correct. The name is not unique enough for me! No offense, to those of you out there who also bear this name; these are words spoken from my inner most personal thoughts that I decided to share with the world to read." Mar. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "How about naming the next one Sally! Come on, really don't do this to your kid he'll hate you for it." Dec. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Way too feminine. You're asking for your boy to get teased if you name him Nancy." Jul. 27, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      9 Neutral Comments

  • "It was hard growing up being told I had a ?old lady name? it was never a walk in the park but I enjoy being different more than I hate being Nancy" Mar. 28, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was named Nancy Elaine and have never liked either quite frankly. I wish I had been named Elizabeth after my mom. I can't imagine giving the name to a boy, though. The negative connotations here in the US and the teasing he would get should be reason enough not to do it." Jul. 21, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Okay Anyone that knows anything about home ficnanes should be able to answer these questions. 10 points best answer! It's okay if you don't answer all of them, just whatever you can!Personal Financial PlanningMeeting Housing NeedsPlease answer the questions.1)What are four options for housing? Define each.2)Explain the statement “the home as a tax shelter”?3)Explain the statement “the home as an inflation hedge”4)Define Eacha.Prequalificationb.Earnest Money Depositc.Contingency Claused.MLSe.RESPA – (what is it?)5)What is PMI? When do you have to pay it?6)What are points and closing costs?7)What is the most a mortgage company/bank will loan you expressed as a percentage of your monthly take home income? (assuming you have no other installment loans)8)What are three reasons why people would choose to rent?9)Explain the statement “agents are typically employed by the seller”.10)What is a title check?11)What is the difference between a fixed rate and an adjustable rate mortgage? Balloon-Payment Mortgage?12)What are the basics you need to understand before financing your home with an ARM? Define Each a.Adjustment Periodb.Index Ratec.Margind.Interest Rate Capse.Payment Capsf.Negative Amortization13)When would a customer choose an ARM instead of a fixed rate mortgage?14)What is the interest rate on a 15 and 30 year fixed rate mortgage? Use the internet.15)What is a sub-prime mortgage? Use the internet. What is the rate for these types of loans?16)What is a non income verification mortgage? Use the internet. What is the rate for these types of loans?17)What is a jumbo mortgage? Use the internet.18)How can someone finance a home 100% with a mortgage? Use the internet.19)What is an FHA mortgage?" Jun. 16, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was really conufsed, and this answered all my questions." Jul. 23, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don't really like the name Nancy! Have you ever heard of a nancy boy . It's to girly for a male. Poor guy will get picked on." Feb. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Nancy name is lovely. my girlfriend is called nancy chela.i love her.i think the name bears romantic trait to me- chris kemboi" May. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "In the UK, Nancy is viewed as a name for an old aunt. If a bloke was called Nancy here, he'd be ridiculed, even though it wasn't his choice in the first place. I don't like my name, but have got used to it as I got older, had the p*** taken outta me when I was growing up. It's a cultural issue, names "acceptable" in one country, aren't in another....." Mar. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think it's fabulous to be named Nancy. A name has what you bring to it. Like James Brown, for instance. It's a simple, common name, but it immediately brings to mind the Godfather of Soul. My name is classic and old fashioned. I find it charming. It's immediately pronounceable but not very common among people my age(24). People don't forget my name easily. I love being a Nancy." Apr. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is nancy and i have never meet anyone with it all my friends always spelled i nancey but it is nancy" Jul. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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