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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 "Spelling Bee Name Game".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Yancey

Yancey Dirk Thigpen, American football player
Yancey Arias, American actor
J. Yancey McGill; American politician; 90th Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina
Rick Yancey, American novelist
John Derek Yancey aka Illa J, American rapper

Pop Culture References for the name Yancey

Yancey Bates, the kindly antique dealer in Elizabeth Enright's "The Sea Is All Around"
Douglas Yancey "Doug" Funnie, main character on animated series "Doug"