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In Barbados Nancy means "without a cover" meaning someone who talks a lot!
DaSpook  3/7/2005
This is also the name of Ronald Reagan's wife, Nancy Reagan. It's a simple and classy name.
Tbird  6/27/2005
Nancy Reagan's true first/middle name is Anne Frances.
― Anonymous User  11/10/2005
Actually Nancy is legally her "true name" now (Nancy Davis Reagan to be exact), although you're right about her original name.
― Anonymous User  2/9/2015
This is a very pretty name, but before you name you child this, you might want to give her an exotic middle name, in case she marries a guy with the last name of Smith, or Jones, or Parker.
Carone  7/30/2005
The famous, fictional, teen detective, Nancy Drew, had this name.
Wordsmith14  10/29/2005
It is the best out there and it should the name of any generous, loving girl out there.
caitycat13  12/19/2005
Nancy is a lovely character in the Charles Dicken's novel Oliver Twist.
― Anonymous User  12/23/2005
Frank Sinatra once did a song for his daughter, Nancy, in the 1940s titled, "Nancy with the Laughing Face".
HOHNancy  5/6/2006
An earlier commenter mentioned that Frank Sinatra recorded a song for his daughter Nancy. She was also a famous singer in her own right.
shadow1999  9/26/2013
David Cameron, leader of the Conservative Party, has a daughter named Nancy. Another famous bearer is the film director Nancy Meyers ('Something's Gotta Give', 'What Women Want').
reservoirdoll1987  7/26/2006
Author Nancy Farmer wrote The Ear The Eye and the Arm, The House of the Scorpion and A Girl Called Disaster. These are all wonderful books.
indigopearl  8/2/2006
Well the name sounds like [soft faeces] in Chinese. So if Nancy is moving to China especially Canto area, tell her to change her name. No one dares to have this name in this area.
sanchee  11/17/2006
In my family, going back as much as 10 generations, Nancy was used as the pet name for women named Agnes. I've always read that it is a diminutive of Ann, but this is my experience. We, by the way, came from Northern Ireland and before that Scotland.
frankwasmer  12/30/2006
The first female Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, bears this name.
wordybookworm  1/13/2007
Edna St. Vincent Millay published many books with the penname Nancy Boyd.
― Anonymous User  5/4/2007
My grandmother was also Agnes called Nancy as a nickname.
Nancy is also used as an insulting name for a sissy.
visitor27  5/5/2007
Nancy Olson, the actress who played Betty Schaefer in the 1950 movie Sunset Blvd, bears this name.
alberto  5/6/2007
Nancy Spungen was the girlfriend of Sex Pistol's bassist Sid Viciious. She died October 12, 1978.
xJDx  8/9/2007
This name's lovely. I'd really like to name my first daughter Nancy-Sidney after the bassist and his girlfriend which is unusual but I love it .
xJDx  8/9/2007
Nancy Hanks (1784-1818), the mother of Abraham Lincoln. She died when her son was nine years old and very little is known of her.
queenv  10/1/2007
Nancy is the name of the lead character in the American television show "Weeds." After her marriage ends Nancy Botwin starts dealing pot to make ends meet.
alphadogma  10/13/2007
In Commonwealth countries the term "Nancy Boy" is used to refer to an effeminate man in a disrespectful manner.
― Anonymous User  10/13/2007
Nancy Cass (nee Lammeter) is the name of Godfrey Cass's second wife in the George Elliot's novel Silas Marner.
sharonrenee  10/29/2007
I can't belive anyone would forget about Nancy Wilson, the guitarist of Heart!
carenmuffin  1/2/2008
Two famous Bearers:

1.) Nancy Rue, a writer of the Faithgirlz! series of books for young people and other books.

2.) Nancy Pearl is a librarian and is included in the new book In Their Shoes by the author Deborah Reber.
Patricia Underwood  3/7/2008
Another famous bearer:
Dr. Nancy Knowlton. She is a marine biologist and is included in the new book In Their Shoes by the author Deborah Reber.
Patricia Underwood  3/7/2008
I have a cousin named Nancy Ann, which I find quite strange since Nancy comes from Ann. I prefer Nancy as a nickname to Ann.
― Anonymous User  3/25/2008
Nancy is the central figure of a long-running comic strip. She is a seven-year-old girl with black hair that looks like steel wool.
Kosta  4/4/2008
A famous bearer was Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, (May 19, 1879 – May 2, 1964), the first woman to serve as a Member of Parliament in the British House of Commons.
AndrewJKD  4/14/2008
Nancy also means "Grace".
travsmom  7/13/2008
NANCY: One of Grace
The Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. Psalm 84:116.
zaina  7/17/2008
I used to think it was a terribly dreadful name but after playing Nancy in Oliver I have somehow bonded with it. But my friend Leslie finds the name unredeemable.
yohevid  8/12/2008
A character in the song "Rocky Raccoon" by the Beatles was named this, sort of.

"Her name was Megill
And she called herself Lil
But everyone knew her as Nancy".
MoonAgeDaydreamer  1/5/2009
This name is in the word pregnancy!
― Anonymous User  2/1/2009
A nice retro, smart, decent, good girl name. Looking at the birth announcements in the London papers, it seems to be coming back in style in the UK. It reminds me of Nancy Drew.
― Anonymous User  3/28/2009
Nancy Yi Fan, teen author of Swordbird.
Athena Nike  7/26/2009
Very good name for a boy, if he's gay. "Awww, my little Nancy boy looks so cute with that purse!"
angolmois  9/17/2009
I think you mean effeminate, not gay.
MoonAgeDaydreamer  9/17/2009
The name is also a city in France. The first small fortified town was built by Duke Gerard of Lorraine around 1050, and named Nanciacum (Medieveal Latin), Nanzig (Old German), or Nancy. In 1218, Nancy was burnt to the grounds by Emperor Frederick II in the War of Succession of Champagne. The city was rebuilt, enlarged, and endowed with a new castle.
nschoess  10/21/2009
I'm not fond of this name. It sounds so Fifties and like the name of a mean woman. And I don't like the association with Nancy Reagan.
bananarama  1/1/2010
I love Nancy Drew, but I'm not sure if I like the name Nancy itself.
― Anonymous User  2/25/2010
This name is really adorable and amazingly retro--two qualities I simply adore. While I don't like the Nancy Reagan association, at least there's still Nancy Pelosi, Nancy Wilson, and Nancy Drew to redeem it!
Although, personally, I don't think I'd name my daughter this (but never say never) I'd LOVE to meet a little Nancy.
However, I do hate it when I see combos like "Nancy Ann" or "Nancy Anne". Seems quite redundant. But I always found it funny that Heart is made up of Nancy and Ann Wilson, haha.
DaphneSusan  12/29/2010
Recently, I nicknamed my good friend, Adrianna, "Nancy," so I love it even more now! (If you're wondering how I got Nancy out of Adrianna: Adrianna -> Anna -> Anne/Ann -> Nancy).
DaphneSusan  1/21/2011
The tv personality, Nancy Grace, is a famous bearer.
Ryry1996  6/6/2011
A sweet name and I hope for it to make a comeback! Because I haven't seen this name or met many people with this name before.
adrenalinekat  6/17/2011
I like the name since it was my grandmother's but hers was spelt 'Nancye'.
Lishy  5/3/2012
Nancy Wake aka White Mouse.
nellie d  6/9/2012
Actress Katherine Heigl has a young daughter named Nancy after her mother.
― Anonymous User  7/25/2013
I used to not like this name, but now I love it!
― Anonymous User  4/19/2014
Nancy Pelosi is the minority leader of the US House of Representatives.
gh1995  6/18/2014
Nancy Cartwright is an American film and television actress, comedian and voice artist. She is best known for her long-running role as Bart Simpson on the animated TV series The Simpsons.
― Anonymous User  7/19/2014
There aren't many names beginning with 'n' that I like. Luckily, there's the amazing, cute, sweet, pretty name Nancy that is out there to lessen the problem. It's great how Nancy has a homey feel to it. :)
― Anonymous User  8/9/2014
I've never met a Nancy I liked.
I think this has to be the worst name I've ever heard.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2014
Well, since I am named Nancy I like it, lol... my name is Nancy Jean.
nancyspann  9/15/2014
Nancy "Slim" Keith, (Born Mary Raye Gross) (Born: July 15, 1917, Died: April 16, 1990) was a New York socialite and fashion icon.
― Anonymous User  10/25/2014
This is definitely what I want to name one of my future daughters. It's such a pretty name!
― Anonymous User  12/27/2014
I'm determined to name my first daughter this name. It's lovely, and I REALLY hope it doesn't get super popular by the time I have kids because I don't want my daughter to be one of several Nancy's at school.
― Anonymous User  3/10/2015
As a happily married woman who has no children, Nancy does appear in "pregnancy" :D but it also appears in "poignancy". Thankfully.
maznancy  7/21/2015
I hated my name growing up because it seemed so boring, but when I got to college, I was the only Nancy on my floor, and there were only two other students named Nancy (whom I met) in my four years there. Since it was in the top 10 names in the 50s, most women I meet are about 20 years older than I am. For those of you who have had Negative Nancy experiences, I hope you have not only Nice Nancy experiences, but also kind ones. I prefer being myself: Nutty Nancy.
maznancy  7/21/2015
I know two girls named Nancy, both are close friends with me. Personally I don't think it's a unique name but it has no harsh sound to it, it makes me think of someone who's gentle and caring.
― Anonymous User  9/16/2015
I hate this dated name and I'm glad to see it decreasing on the charts. I strongly predict Nancy won't be in the top 1000 for much longer. Each year, it only keeps decreasing. You think the slang association would have this bane long off the charts. "Nancy boy" and all.
It won't be long until you can say "Bye bye" to Nancy being on the top 1000.
― Anonymous User  5/10/2016
My mother's name is Nancy. It fits her very well. She was named after her grandmother, and when she was growing up, it was not too common. I think its quite nice, but I wouldn't name a child Nancy. It conjures up images of Nancy Reagan or other shrill, elderly women. It's definitely not a child's name.
― Anonymous User  7/26/2016
I'm surprised no-one's mentioned this yet!
Nancy Thompson is the name of the lead protagonist in the movie Nightmare on Elm Street, and she also appears in many other movies in the series. She is called Nancy Holbrook in the 2010 reboot.
AmbiguouslyAnonymous  2/20/2017
As a Nancy born in the 80s, I didn't have a lot of competition for my name. I've only been Nancy M. Once in my life because I worked with another Nancy at a former company. I loved the connection to Nancy Drew (first novel I ever read as a young girl), and the character Nancy from Nightmare on Elm Street probably helped grow my love for horror flicks.

I do get asked how I spell it, which always seems comical since it's got to be one of the simplest names out there. But apparently it can and is also spelled Nanci, Nance, Nancie and Nancye. :)
NancyDrew  3/15/2017
Nancy Adams is the main protagonist of the 2016 survival film 'The Shallows'. She is a medical school student who visits a secluded beach in Mexico after the death of her mother. In the film, Nancy is bitten in the leg by a great white shark and forced to take refuge first on a rock in the ocean, then an old buoy where she ultimately kills the shark. She is portrayed by actress Blake Lively.
― Anonymous User  3/27/2017
Nancy Wu is a Hong Kong actress contracted to TVB. In 1999, she participated in TVB's 18th Annual New Talent Singing Awards competition and finished in the top four. In 2001, she entered TVB's 3rd Annual Cover Girl Competition and won the Most Photogenic Award, the Most Fit Award, the Most Attractive Award, and the Overall Winner Award. Following that, she enrolled in the 18th TVB Acting Class and entered the entertainment industry.
cutenose  5/4/2017
The name Nancy was given to 306 girls born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Nancy are female.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2017
Another (probably less common) variant not currently listed is NANCE. [noted -ed]
Wimgates  10/31/2017
Nancy Jewel McDonie (b. 2000) is the youngest member of the K-pop girl group Momoland.
Nienna9  1/8/2018
Nancy Wheeler is a character played by Natalia Dyer in the Netflix series Stranger Things.
― Anonymous User  1/8/2018

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