[ 2 syll. yan-cy, ya-ncy ] The baby boy name Yancy is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is YAENSiy- †. Yancy is used predominantly in the English language and it is derived from Native American origins. The name is of the meaning Englishman.
Yancey (English variant spelling) is another form of Yancy.
Yancy is uncommon as a baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 1959, 0.006% of baby boys were given the name Yancy. Its ranking then was #686. The baby name has since declined in popularity, and is currently of irregular use. Within all boy names in its group, Yancy was nonetheless the most popular in 2018. Yancy has predominantly been a baby boy name in the past century.
† Pronunciation for Yancy: Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"