I like it on boys. On a girl I much prefer Stacy.
namespanela78  yesterday
I like this name, but for only men. On girls, it sounds like a snob you’d find at the mall everyday.
― Anonymous User  11/30/2020
Like it best on men.
noisynora  11/5/2020
Another Tracy here: female born in 1963. I have never felt attached to my name...I don’t hate it, but I’m not in love with it. In my seventh grade class room there were three Tracys...ugh!

I’ve always been mistaken for a man (in print only) but that could be because I have two masculine first and last names (Tracy Scott). Folks often think I seemed like “a cheerleader” growing up even though I was quite introverted and nerdy. After meeting me in person for the first time, I’m often called Stacy or Terry and not sure why...maybe that cheeleader thing.

I’ve had two boyfriends (one is now my husband) who refused to call me Tracy because they both (separately of course) thought the name too simple, common or rough for me. One named me Samantha and the other named me Sekele (Sa-KEY-lay). Go figure!
MoonLightOnWater  6/3/2020
Such nasty comments over a simple name! I'm a woman named Tracy and I love my name... It's lively, fun and sexy. What's not to love?
bad_thrower  5/31/2020
I find it rich that those named Tracy or do/don’t care for the name are saying the name Stacy is trashy. Exactly the same name with a difference of two letters.
NameNinja  4/7/2020
Unattractive name.
― Anonymous User  3/19/2020
Tracy is a beautiful name. The one I met was kind, caring, smart, generous, patient and responsible. I picture a nerd that has glasses that's somewhat attractive. Use the name on a female that has those traits.
Rina22  11/12/2019
My second name is Tracy but some classmates call me 'Catorce' which means 14 in Latin tredecim and if someone would call my name they will just start to count'onse, dose, catorse, quince' but I don't mind because I'm used to it XD.

damnntracy  9/24/2019
Lil Tracy is an American rapper.
liyahaa  7/30/2019
Oddly enough all the men I've met with the name Tracy were called that from childhood as a nickname for Terrance, rather than using the common alternative of Terry. I prefer Tracy to Terry but in any case would probably select a different name for a boy. Tracy is nice but I did not think it transitions well into adulthood, especially for men.
― Anonymous User  5/25/2019
I’m Traci, born in 1967, and have always liked my name and how it’s spelled.

I’m surprised to see all the negative opinions on this site about the name due to a person with an inappropriate lifestyle stealing the name years after she was born. I think that says more about opinion-makers than the name.

I have met several amazing Traci’s (with various spellings) over the years — male & female. And learned it is a derivation of Theresa meaning Harvest, which I find beautiful.
TraciJoi  3/26/2019
This Tracy has never really cared for the name and love when my friends change it to a nickname like Trace or Trey. Only in 2018 did I ask my mom why I was named Tracy and she said it's after the song Tracy. I was named in 1970 (in SoCal) and I think my mom was high and loved music. Don't care for the song. The name feels unique even though I do hear it a lot. For some reason it always comes as a surprise. I love the name on a guy... Love It!
And I find the comment above intriguing. I would definitely date a male Tracy. It just doesn't seem like it is my name. No attachment there. But it is a good one.
― Anonymous User  3/4/2019
I absolutely love my name, Tracy. I was born in 1974. I never hear of any baby Tracy's anymore, it's a shame. It is a strong name meaning "war-like" or "fighter". I am proud to sign my name as Tracy.
tracy17  11/29/2018
In 2018, 40 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Tracy who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 221st most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.

In 2018, 44 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Tracy who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 749th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/16/2018
kayisforkeen  8/13/2018
My name is Tracy and I am male. I don't really mind my name anymore. In fact, I've grown fond of it. I grew up in Southern California and it actually toughened me up dealing with all the 'that's a girl's name' teasing I used to get. When I was 15-years old (1985) my family and I moved to a small town in Eastern Oklahoma. To my surprise, I was one of 3 males between the 9th grade and 12th grade named Tracy. Compared to only one female. I've also known many more since then. So I think the masculine version is more of a southern thing. Anyway, I love my name these days. By the way, if you haven't been intimate with someone of the opposite sex who has the same name as you well, you're just missing out on some of the great things in life….
― Anonymous User  1/23/2018
I've always been very neutral about my name - I don't like it or dislike it. I do think it suits me well, though. It's better than Stacy, which I'm sometimes mistaken for. Stacy sounds like a trashy, bratty girl to me - and seems even more marked to a certain generation.

I do sometimes wish I had another name. Tracy doesn't seem weighty enough for me. It seems informal. I'd like to have a name with more depth and substance.

I don't remember any Tracys, or any variant spellings, in all the schools I've attended. I also don't remember any Tracys at any of my workplaces. One thing I like about my name is that it's not that common.

I almost never get any comments on my name - people seem to dislike it that much! One of the few compliments I ever got on my name was from someone in college - he said he liked my name - it wasn't that common, but it's not that uncommon, either.

I actually like it when baristas misspell it Tracey, Tracie, or Traci. I think Tracie is a very cute misspelling.

This name has been very unpopular for a long time. My name was on a continuing decline by the time I was born, and seems to have practically disappeared in recent years. I wonder if a hot celebrity named Tracy is going to come out at sometime and improve people's perception of the name. Who knows - maybe in 10-50 years this name will become more popular again, with a better connotation.
NameBrand  11/9/2017
Yes it is my name. I am going through a phase where I am really happy with it. I feel like it's positive and happy. I secretly wish it would make a comeback! I spell it Tracy. Yeah some people call me Trace, like I'm not sure how they all got the memo but I do answer to it. No one has every picked on me to tears over the name, once called spacey Tracy but if that's the worst I'll take it. I see Tracy as a girl name (sorry boys). Yeah I'm happy to be a Tracy :)
abbysmom  2/11/2017
My name is spelled differently from all the variations here. TRACYE. Born in 1968, female. I've noticed through the years that there aren't a lot of Tracy's regardless of spelling. I like that... love that really! So... Bless your hearts to all the haters of our name Tracy, Tracey, Traci, Tracie, Tracee, my sister in law even spelled it Trayce. Of course my FAVE is mine! Here's to us!
Tracye  1/5/2017
Tracy just sounds like a girl's name.
Luvbug86  10/30/2016
My name is Tracy & I hate it, always have, always will. I was named after Spencer Tracy & my middle name is Jayne, after Jayne Mansfield. I hate both names & I do think it sounds trashy & tinny! I'd rather be called Stacy! My younger sister got the old fashioned names Victoria & Louise. I'd have changed my name but I'd still get called Tracy off my family.
Joccoaadiamond  9/15/2016
The name Tracy was given to 83 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/13/2016
When I was younger I didn't like the name Tracy because I am Hispanic and I was ridiculed because the name was not Mexican in origin. I also didn't like that every one called me Trace for short. As I grew older I embraced Trace and when my husband and I met he said that the reason he was so enthralled with me before he met me was because our mutual friend that introduced us blindly told him my name was Tracy. So now I'm glad my mom named me that because I would have never met my husband. He said it is a beautiful and unique name. It is not trashy. The person who is named Tracy is what makes the name. If you are classy the name is elegant.
Ycarts  3/6/2016
It's a bit dated, and not very feminine.
― Anonymous User  1/23/2016
Hi, my name is Tracy and I've been the only Tracy at every school I attend which is pretty cool. Looked up the meaning of"Tracy" in the Urban dictionary, it's an amazing name and it's not trashy.
TracyEd  9/1/2014
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
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
The name Tracy was given to 118 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Tracy, while dated, is not trashy. Stacy, however, is very.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2009
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
Saturday Night Live alum Tracy Morgan bears this name. He is now on the TV show 30 Rock.
Grimscarlett  10/4/2008
On a boy? Really? The only time I've heard Tracy on a boy was in Pokemon.
Clodagh  9/21/2008
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
Tracy ´Ice T´ Morrow and Darlene Ortiz have a son Tracy.
MaggieSimpson  6/2/2008
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
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
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
Basketball player Tracy McGrady (male) is a famous bearer.
jasmineenimsaj  3/22/2008
No one mentioned the Country singer Tracy Byrd yet!
Lyric  1/12/2008
I don't like this name because of its sound. Sorry.
yuan  10/14/2007
Tracy Louise Freeland is the name of Evan Rachel Wood's character in the movie Thirteen.
― Anonymous User  8/5/2007
I think people may find the name 'trashy' due to its association with the porn star Traci Lords.
― Anonymous User  7/24/2007
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
Country singer Tracy Lawrence is a famous bearer.
waseom  5/12/2007
I read that the inherent meaning is "warrior".
Royal Vampire  3/5/2007
There are some names that I just don't like and this is one of them.
― Anonymous User  2/24/2007
Singer Tracy Chapman is a famous bearer.
bibi66  1/20/2007
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
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
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 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
Very ugly. Can't stand it.
― Anonymous User  5/19/2006
It's a trashy name, like its rhyming twin Stacy. Yuck.
Dogsy  1/16/2006
Actress Tracy Pollan is the wife of Michael J Fox.
― Anonymous User  12/19/2005
Spencer Tracy was a famous actor who starred with Katherine Hepburn in many movies.
breakofday  12/16/2005
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
Tracy is of English or Irish background meaning "brave".
― Anonymous User  4/17/2005

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