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What does Tracy mean?

Meaning of the name TracyTessaTeresaTraceeTracinaTreacyTracileeTrayTeressaTraiceTracineyaTracieTreasaTraciaTraceTereseTrayceeTracilynTraseyTressaTheresaTraeciTraciTracey

[ 2 syll. tra-cy, tr-acy ] The baby girl name Tracy is also used as a boy name, though it is more commonly a girl name. It is pronounced TREY-Siy- †.

1: Tracy's origin is Old French, and its use, English. The first name is derived from the surname, itself from the Norman-French baronial name taken from a place name in France meaning 'place of Thracius'; the Latin Thracius is itself derived from the name of a province in Rome. The name was not common in the Middle Ages due to the notoriety of William de Tracy (-1189), a knight involved in the assassination of Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The name was first adopted by English speakers at the start of the 19th century, and was later promoted by the fame of the US film star Spencer Tracy (1900-1967), the comic strip detective Dick Tracy (1931-), and the fictional character Tracy Lord, played by Katharine Hepburn in the comedy film The Philadelphia Story (1940), and by Grace Kelly in the musical film High Society (1956).

Tracy has 17 forms. Forms of the name include Trace (used in French as well), Tracia, Tracilee, Tracilyn, Tracina, Tracineya, Traice, Trasey, Tray, Traycee, Treacy, and Treasa. Other English forms include the spelling variants Tracee, Tracey, Traci, Tracie, and Traeci.

2: Tracy's origin is Celtic. Here, it means 'warlike'.

In addition, Tracy is an English familiar form of the English and German Theresa.

See also the related categories, knight (warrior), star (moon), grace (forgiveness), norman, celtic, fame, and french.

Tracy is an unusual baby girl name. Its usage peaked in 1970 with 1.008% of baby girls being named Tracy. It had a ranking of #10 then. The baby name has steeply dropped in popularity since then, and is used only on an infrequent scale today. Among all girl names in its family, Tracy was nevertheless the most popular in 2016.

Baby names that sound like Tracy include Tracee, Tracey, Traci, Tracie, Traycee, Treacy, Taariq, Taarique, Tadra, Tahra, Taira, Tairra, Tammra, Tarah, Taratia, Taraya, Tarha, Tariq, Tarique, and Tarisai.

† English pronunciation for Tracy: T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"

A famous person named Tracy is Tennis Player Tracy Austin, born 12 December 1962, Palos Verdes, California.


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