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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Yancy mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Yancy

User Submitted Origins

Native American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Alaska, U.S., the name Yancy is of Hebrew origin and means "'Jan's son', Jan meaning 'Yahweh is gracious'".
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Notable Persons Named Yancy

Notable Persons Named Yancy

Yancy Butler

Yancy Butler is an actress. She was most active from 1992 to present. Yancy was born on July 2nd, 1970.

Yancy Medeiros

Yancy was born on September 7th, 1987 in Waianae, Hawaii.

Yancy de Ocampo

Yancy de Ocampo is a basketball player for the San Miguel Beermen, Talk 'N Text Phone Pals / Tropang Texters, Barako Bull Energy, Tropang TNT, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, Star Hotshots, and GlobalPort Batang Pier in the Philippine Basketball Association. He has had major accomplishments since 2002. Yancy was born on March 11th, 1980 in Tanza, Cavite.

Yancy Gates

Yancy Gates is a basketball player for the Telekom Baskets Bonn, BC Pieno žvaigždės, Guayama Wizards, Hapoel Eilat B.C., Hapoel Tel Aviv B.C., Hapoel Jerusalem B.C., and Shanxi Brave Dragons in the Basketball Bundesliga. His most notable accomplishments were from 2012 to present. Yancy was born on October 15th, 1989 in Cincinnati.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Yancy

Notable Persons With the Last Name Yancy

Marvin Yancy

Marvin Yancy was a christian r&b, gospel music, traditional black gospel, contemporary r&b, and urban contemporary gospel singer–songwriter, record producer, and pastor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1971 to present. Marvin was given the name Marvin Jerome Yancy on May 31st, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Marvin is also known as Marvin Yancey and Reverend Marvin Yancy. He left this life on March 22nd, 1985.

Shawn Yancy

Hugh Yancy

Hugh Yancy is an athlete. Hugh was born on October 16th, 1949 in Sarasota, Florida.


Common last names for Yancy

  • Robinson
  • Davis
  • Johnson

Common first names for Yancy

  • James
  • William
  • Mary
  • Robert
  • George
  • Joseph
  • Henry
  • Thomas
  • Walter
  • Jesse

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Yancy U.S.
  White 38.96% 64.26%
  African American 53.74% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.57% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.64% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.92% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.17% 16.26%

Of Last Name Yancy

People with the last name Yancy are most frequently White or African American

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Yancy

  • How Popular is the name Yancy? Yancy is the 5,481st most popular name of all time. As a last name Yancy was the 7,580th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Yancy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,905 babies born with the first name Yancy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yancy to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yancy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1886 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Yancy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yancy is Friday, March 31st, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Yancy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yancy was in 1959 with a total of 124 babies.
  • Random Yancy Factoid: According to the 1968 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yancy is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 8 babies in California have the same name in 1968.
  • Weird things about the name Yancy: The name spelled backwards is Ycnay. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Anyyc. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Yancy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,384 people with the last name Yancy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yancy? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Yancy as their last name.
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