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Gender: Male Meaning of Yancey: "yankee" Origin of Yancey: Native American

The name Yancey is a boy's name of Native American origin meaning "yankee". Yancey and is often added to lists like Literary Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "ALPHABET Drop 2 Add 1 - Girls".

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A fancy TV western name that didn't catch on like fellow cowboys Luke and Josh, but definitely has a certain amount of charm. It is also spelled Yancy, as in the 1950s series Yancy Derringer. It was first spotted in the Edna Ferber novel Cimarron, which became a popular movie.

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Mhill46 Says:


This is a family name for me. I don't like it enough to use it for a first name but I'd love to use it as a middle name.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


It's a decent choice, but for me personally there's something not quite right about its sound, and it's meaning doesn't exactly win me over either. There's nothing specifically wrong with it though, and I'd be happy to see someone use it (if only to break the standard James, Thomas and Mason formula), but for me personally I find a greater appeal in Quincy and Clancy.