NANCY
GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: NANT-see   [key]
Meaning & History
Previously a medieval diminutive of ANNIS, though since the 18th century it has been a diminutive of ANNE (1). It is now usually regarded as an independent name. During the 20th century it became very popular in the United States. A city in the Lorraine region of France bears this name, though it derives from a different source.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Annie, Nan, Nanette, Nannie, Nanny
DIMINUTIVE: Nan
OTHER LANGUAGES: Quanna (African American), Agnes, Hagne (Ancient Greek), Ane, Anne (Basque), Anna, Hanna (Belarusian), Anna, Hannah (Biblical), Anna (Biblical Greek), Channah (Biblical Hebrew), Anna (Biblical Latin), Anna, Oanez, Annick (Breton), Ana, Anna (Bulgarian), Agnès, Aina, Anna, Anaïs (Catalan), Agneza, Ana, Hana, Ines, Janja, Nensi (Croatian), Anna, Hana (Czech), Agnes, Anna, Anne, Hanna, Agnete, Agnetha, Agnethe, Ane, Anika, Anita (Danish), Agnes, Anna, Anne, Hanna, Hannah, Anika, Anita, Anke, Anneke, Annelien, Annika, Anouk, Ans, Antje, Nes, Neske (Dutch), Anna, Anu (Estonian), Anna, Anne, Aune, Hanna, Iines, Anita, Anneli, Anni, Anniina, Annika, Annikki, Annukka, Anu, Niina (Finnish), Agnès, Anne, Hannah, Inès, Anaïs, Annette, Anouk, Ninon (French), Ana (Georgian), Agnes, Anna, Anne, Hanna, Hannah, Anika, Anina, Annika (German), Anna (Greek), Channah, Hannah, Chanah (Hebrew), Ágnes, Anna, Hanna, Ági, Anikó, Annuska, Panni (Hungarian), Anna, Hanna (Icelandic), Aignéis, Nainsí (Irish), Agnese, Anna, Ines, Annabella, Annetta (Italian), Agnese, Agnija, Anna, Anita (Latvian), Nes, Neske (Limburgish), Agné, Ona (Lithuanian), Anke, Antje (Low German), Agnija, Ana (Macedonian), Agnes, Anna, Anne, Hanna, Agnetha, Anita, Anniken (Norwegian), Anna, Anaïs (Occitan), Agnieszka, Anna, Hanna, Anita, Jagienka, Jagna, Jagusia (Polish), Ana, Inês, Anabela, Anita (Portuguese), Ana, Anca (Romanian), Agnessa, Anna (Russian), Annag, Nandag (Scottish), Agnija, Ana, Janja (Serbian), Anna, Hana (Slovak), Agnes, Ana, Ines, Anica, Anika, Anita, Neža (Slovene), Ana, Inés, Anabel, Anita (Spanish), Agnes, Anna, Anne, Hanna, Agneta, Agnetha, Anita, Annika, Hannah (Swedish), Anna, Hanna (Ukrainian), Nest, Nesta (Welsh)
Popularity
United States  ranked #689 
England/Wales  ranked #124 
France  -