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Tracy is of English or Irish background meaning "brave".
-- trayc53  4/17/2005
Tracy Lord was a character played by Katharine Hepburn in 1940's "The Philadelphia Story" and by Grace Kelly in 1956's "High Society".
-- alberto  5/10/2005
Spencer Tracy was a famous actor who starred with Katherine Hepburn in many movies.
-- breakofday  12/16/2005
Actress Tracy Pollan is the wife of Michael J Fox.
-- Anonymous User  12/19/2005
It's a trashy name, like its rhyming twin Stacy. Yuck.
-- Dogsy  1/16/2006
Very ugly. Can't stand it.
-- Anonymous User  5/19/2006
My name is Tracy, and for the most part, I like it, especially the way the 'y' looks at the end. It's pretty. However, I can't stand when people spell it like 'Tracey', but other than that it's fine. (*I'm definitely not "trashy", nor are any other Tracys that I've met in my life, so I don't know where people get that impression!*)
-- Anonymous User  7/3/2006
Tracy Turnblad is the main character in "Hairspray," which in case you didn't know is a Broadway Musical. In the original Broadway cast she was played by Marissa Jaret Winokur.
-- lucky3teen  7/10/2006
My name's Tracy and I absolutely love it. I am the only Tracy in the whole grade, it's awesome being an individual. I disagree that it's trashy, it's not. I hate when people spell it Tracey, or Traci, it's not flattering, and yes it does rhyme with Stacy which can be a trashy name.
-- Anonymous User  8/26/2006
I like the name. I never did before, but I've met a Tracy and a Tracey, both of whom are great people and have changed my view of the name.
-- Anonymous User  11/9/2006
Singer Tracy Chapman is a famous bearer.
-- bibi66  1/20/2007
There are some names that I just don't like and this is one of them.
-- michi_vane  2/24/2007
I read that the inherent meaning is "warrior".
-- Royal Vampire  3/5/2007
Country singer Tracy Lawrence is a famous bearer.
-- waseom  5/12/2007
My cousin's name is Tracy. I think it suits her but personally I don't like it very much. I think it's the 't' at the beginning that makes it sound odd.
-- Anonymous User  5/25/2007
I think people may find the name 'trashy' due to its association with the porn star Traci Lords.
-- Anonymous User  7/24/2007
Tracy Louise Freeland is the name of Evan Rachel Wood's character in the movie Thirteen.
-- Anonymous User  8/5/2007
I don't like this name because of its sound. Sorry.
-- yuan  10/14/2007
No one mentioned the Country singer Tracy Byrd yet!
-- Lyric  1/12/2008
Basketball player Tracy McGrady (male) is a famous bearer.
-- jasmineenimsaj  3/22/2008
My name is Tracey and although I've never particularly cared for it I certainly don't think it sounds trashy! Spelling it without the e looks more like a man's name.
-- Anonymous User  3/28/2008
The first time I heard this name I thought it sounded a little silly and unconventional. The name sounds modern but not hip at all. It is not a good business name even though some with this name are famous.
-- regina  3/31/2008
I don't like this name much, even though it is the title of a lovely track by Mogwai. So is Cody, after all, and I dislike Cody even more as a name. This name sounds both sort of middle-aged-woman-like and girly. It sounds more mature than Stacy and the very little-girl-like Lacy, but like most names ending in the ''ee'' sound (Finley being an exception), Tracy sounds quite youthful. The name just isn't pretty at all. I can't imagine this name on males.
-- slight night shiver  5/10/2008
Tracy ´Ice T´ Morrow and Darlene Ortiz have a son Tracy.
-- MaggieSimpson  6/2/2008
The really full-of-herself Jacqueline Wilson character has made me hate this name. Urgh. Tracy. And I'd also like to point out that it was from Irish origin.
-- cheeseface  6/12/2008
On a boy? Really? The only time I've heard Tracy on a boy was in Pokemon.
-- Clodagh  9/21/2008
Saturday Night Live alum Tracy Morgan bears this name. He is now on the TV show 30 Rock.
-- Grimscarlett  10/4/2008
Amusing that people post--with great authority, apparently--what they believe to be the origin of this name. They seem to be ignoring the information this very website provides on its etymology. People look at one baby name book and think they "know" what a name means. In fact, the origins of many names are disputed. And in this case, the name MAY indeed have multiple sources. You'll note that it can be said to be derived from Theresa. Obviously, this would only apply to the female name. It is also a common last name, and those are the origins that are disputed.
-- gbcallahan  7/1/2009
Tracy, while dated, is not trashy. Stacy, however, is very.
-- Anonymous User  11/12/2009
Tracey Ullman, British-born actress/comedienne. I understand it is quite a "low-class" name in Britain. While it isn't my favorite name, I dislike many more names, some which my been seen as "high-class". I know of men named Tracy/Tracey, but don't know any personally. I have come across girls with spellings of Tracie, Traci, and Tracee.

One of my favorite Katharine Hepburn roles is Tracy Samantha Lord in "Philadelphia Story".
-- Jamesina  7/15/2010
Children's author Jacqueline Wilson's most well-known character is Tracy Beaker; a fierce and boistrous young girl in a care home.

The three books are The Story of Tracy Beaker, The Dare Game and Starring Tracy Beaker. It is also a television series that ran for 4 years, and a new series is currently running.
-- Anonymous User  7/17/2010
It's not necessarily bad, but who the hell picks up their newborn daughter and says "hmm, I think I will name her Tracy"?
-- Chrila96  10/16/2010
I know a guy named Tracy! Everyone always says it's a girly name, but he's so cool he pulls it off.
-- Liesl  11/1/2010
This name is horribly dated for a girl - I don't like it at all. As a boy's name I'm rather indifferent to it but generally speaking I'd say it's too feminine to use.
-- amazingtabby  7/10/2011
IMO, this name is trashy, trashy, trashy. Come on people. It's 2011. Give your daughter a beautiful, meaningful name that she will cherish her whole life.
-- sunflowergirl  7/13/2011
I would hate to be named Tracy... think what it would be like as a nice old granny with a name like that... especially when society will be different in decades to come.
-- Hushpuppy  8/25/2011
Like, but common. I think it's better for a female but Trace would do for a man. I have never met a mean Tracey.
-- SEC908  10/7/2012
My name is Tracy. I have never really cared for it as I do not think that people should have a real name ending in an ee sound. It sounds like a nickname. This name was very popular in the 60's and early 70's in the U.S. At that time, people only thought about giving girls names that sounded cute. Nobody thought, "Does Tracy sound like the name of a CEO or Governor?" However, I only know a few other people named Tracy/Tracey/Traci and all of them are quite smart and successful - maybe in spite of their "cute" name.

I am a few years older than Traci Lords whose real name is Nora Louise Kuzma and did not adopt the name Traci until ~1984 which is long after most people named Tracy were born. So we can't really let Nora Louise color our impression of the name Tracy.
-- Anonymous User  5/9/2013
The name Tracy was given to 118 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/17/2013
Why so much hate toward Tracy? It's not nearly as trashy compared to many other names that are currently popular.

I've always found this to be a cool name. When I was little, I wanted my name to be Tracy.

However, I think it would be better as a nickname for Theresa, instead of a given name on its own.
-- Tiger Lilly  7/31/2013
Who ever thinks it's the character from Pokemon SPELLING ALERT! That guy has an E in his name: Tracey.
-- Anonymous User  4/15/2014

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