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Girl Name: Tracy

Name: Tracy
Pronunciation: \t-ra-cy\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Tracy's also a boy name)
Meaning: warlike
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Teresa
Sounds Like: Drucy, Darcy, Drisy, Tricia, Tresa, Terasa, Treza, Trisa, Tris
Variant forms: Trace, Tracee, Tracey, Traci, Tracie, Trasey, Treacy, Treasa, Treasey
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 108
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1082


Tracy \t-ra-cy\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Tracy), is pronounced TRAY-see. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Tracy is "warlike". Also possibly a nickname for Theresa (Greek) "late summer" or derived from a Norman French place name based on a Gallic Latin personal name, Thrax or Thracius, whose meaning has been lost. The character Tracy Lord, played by Katherine Hepburn in the 1940 film "The Philadelphia Story", made the name popular. Actress Tracey Ullman; tennis player Tracy Austin; singer Tracy Chapman; swimmer Tracy Caulkins.

Tracy has 9 variant forms: Trace, Tracee, Tracey, Traci, Tracie, Trasey, Treacy, Treasa and Treasey.

For more information, see also the related name Teresa.

Baby names that sound like Tracy are Drucy, Darcy, Drisy, Tricia, Tresa, Terasa, Treza, Trisa and Tris.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Tracy.


Tracy is a very popular first name for women (#108 out of 4276) 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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