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Boy Name: Tracy

Name: Tracy
Pronunciation: \t-ra-cy\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Tracy's also a girl name)
Meaning: warlike
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Darcy, Tris
Variant forms: Trace, Tracey, Treacy
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 291
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1082


Tracy \t-ra-cy\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Tracy), is pronounced TRAY-see. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Tracy is "warlike". Surname dating from before the Norman conquest. Also possibly derived from a Norman French place name based on a Gallic Latin personal name, Thrax or Thracius, whose meaning has been lost. Actor Tracey Walter; author Tracy Kidder; basketball player Tracy McGrady.

Tracy has 3 variant forms: Trace, Tracey and Treacy.

Baby names that sound like Tracy are Darcy and Tris.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Tracy.


Tracy is a very popular first name for men (#291 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1082 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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