Nancy is a very dignified sounding name that had its moment in the spotlight in the 1950s and 60s and has since had to step aside for more modern names. Perhaps due to its elegant and staid ring, it’s also the name of several prolific females in politics including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and former First Lady Nancy Reagan.


  • english: Grace; variant of Ann often regarded as an independent name
  • french: Grace; variant of Ann most often regarded as an independent name


Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 2

International Variations

Famous Namesakes:

First Lady Nancy Reagan, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, TV Host Nancy Grace, Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, TV host Nancy O'Dell

Celebrity Babies:

Daughter of Robert Duvall, Daughter of Frank Sinatra, Daughter of Ross Perot, Daughter of Walter Kronkite