Given Name NANCY

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: NANT-see   [details]

Meaning & History

Previously a medieval diminutive of ANNIS, though since the 18th century it has been a diminutive of ANN. 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.

Categories

Archie Comics characters, first ladies of the USA, King of the Hill characters, top 10 in the US
VARIANTS: Annie, Nan, Nanette, Nannie, Nanny
DIMINUTIVE: Nan
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: 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, Annette (Danish), Agnes, Anna, Anne, Annelien, Hanna, Hannah, Anika, Anita, Anke, Anneke, Annet, Annette, Annie, Annika, Anouk, Ans, Antje, Nes, Neske (Dutch), Anna, Age, Anu (Estonian), Anna (Faroese), Anna, Anne, Aune, Hanna, Iines, Anita, Anneli, Anni, Anniina, Annika, Annikki, Annukka, Anu, Niina (Finnish), Agnès, Anne, Hannah, Inès, Anaïs, Annette, Annie, Anouk, Ninon (French), Antje (Frisian), Ana, Ani, Anuki (Georgian), Agnes, Anna, Anne, Hanna, Hannah, Anika, Anina, Anita, Annett, Annette, Annika (German), Anna (Greek), Channah, Hannah, Chanah (Hebrew), Ágnes, Anna, Hanna, Ági, Anett, Anikó, Annuska, Panna, Panni (Hungarian), Agnes, Anna, Hanna (Icelandic), Aignéis, Nainsí (Irish), Agnese, Anna, Annabella, Ines, Annetta (Italian), Agnese, Agnija, Anna, Anita (Latvian), Nes, Neske (Limburgish), Agnė, Ona (Lithuanian), Anke, Antje (Low German), Agnija, Ana (Macedonian), Agnes, Anna, Anne, Hanna, Agnetha, Anita, Annette, Anniken (Norwegian), Anna, Anaïs (Occitan), Agnieszka, Anna, Hanna, Anita, Jagienka, Jagna, Jagusia (Polish), Ana, Anabela, Inês, Anita (Portuguese), Ana, Anca, Ani (Romanian), Agnessa, Anna (Russian), Annag, Nandag (Scottish), Agnija, Ana, Janja (Serbian), Agnesa, Anna, Hana (Slovak), Ana, Ines, Neža, Anica, Anika, Anita (Slovene), Ana, Anabel, Inés, Ani, Anita (Spanish), Agnes, Anna, Anne, Hanna, Agneta, Agnetha, Anita, Annette, Annika, Hannah (Swedish), Anna, Hanna (Ukrainian), Nest, Nesta (Welsh), Hena, Henda, Hene, Henye (Yiddish)
USER SUBMISSION: Nancy
  United States
2016
  Canada (BC)
not
ranked
2015
  England and Wales
2016
  France
not
ranked
2015