Nancy

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Medieval diminutive of Ann and Agnes.

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Nancy (plural Nancys)

  1. A female given name.
    • 1792 Robert Burns: Ae Fond Kiss:
      I'll ne'er blame my partial fancy,
      Naething could resist my Nancy:
      But to see her was to love her;
      Love but her, and love forever.
    • 1913 Eleanor Porter: Pollyanna: Chapter 7:
      "And they've got lovely names, too. You'll like their names," sighed Nancy. "They're 'Algernon' and 'Florabelle' and 'Estelle'. I - I just hate Nancy!"
      "Oh, Nancy, what a dreadful thing to say! Why?"
      "Because it isn't pretty like the others. You see, I was the first baby, and mother hadn't begun ter read so many stories with the pretty names in them, then."
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Nancy

  1. A city in NE France.

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French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Nancy

  1. A female given name borrowed from English.

Etymology 2[edit]

From the medieval name, Medieval Latin Nanciacum, from Old High German Nanzig.

Proper noun[edit]

Nancy

  1. Nancy (the city).
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Norman[edit]

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Nancy f

  1. A female given name.

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