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GenderFeminine & Masculine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.TRAY-see
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Meaning & History

From an English surname which was taken from a Norman French place name meaning "domain belonging to THRACIUS". Charles Dickens used it for a male character in his novel 'The Pickwick Papers' (1837). It was later popularized as a feminine name by the main character Tracy Lord in the movie 'The Philadelphia Story' (1940). This name is also sometimes used as a diminutive of THERESA.
DiminutiveTrace
Feminine FormsTracee, Tracey, Traci, Tracie
Masculine FormsTracey, Trace
Other Languages & CulturesTerese Basque Tereza Bulgarian Terezija, Tena Croatian Tereza, Terezie Czech Teresa, Theresa, Therese, Terese Danish Theresia, Tess, Thera, Trees Dutch Teresa Finnish Thérèse French Teresa, Theresa, Therese, Theresia German Terézia, Teca, Teréz Hungarian Toiréasa, Treasa Irish Teresa Italian Therasia Late Roman Trees Limburgish Teresa, Theresa, Therese, Terese Norwegian Teresa Polish Teresa, Teresinha Portuguese Tereza, Terezinha Portuguese (Brazilian) Tereza Romanian Terézia Slovak Terezija Slovene Teresa, Tere, Teresita Spanish Teresa, Teresia, Theresa, Therese, Theresia, Terese, Tessan Swedish

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actors, American Horror Story characters, athletes, Charles Dickens characters, currently out of the US top 1000, diminutives, fictional characters, literature, male to female, Mother characters, movies, place names, song titles, surnames, top 10 in the US, trendy
Entry updated November 18, 2011   Contribute