Nancy (given name)

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Nancy is a common English name for females.


The name Nancy was originally a diminutive form of Anne or Ann. It began to be used as a proper name from the 18th century onwards.[1]


Nancy may refer to:

Fictional people[edit]

  • Nancy (Oliver Twist), a character from Oliver Twist
  • Nancy Blackett, a character from Swallows and Amazons series of books by Arthur Ransome
  • Nancy Botwin, the female lead on the TV series Weeds
  • Nancy Callahan, a character from Sin City
  • Nancy Drew, the heroine detective of a popular mystery series
  • Nancy Gribble, a character from King of the Hill, wife of Dale Gribble
  • Nancy Partridge, a character from Sherlock Holmes in Washington
  • Nancy Hayton, a regular character in Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks
  • Nancy Thompson (A Nightmare on Elm Street), the heroine from two of the A Nightmare on Elm Street films
  • Nancy Wilmot, a schoolgirl and later mistress in Elinor Brent-Dyer's Chalet School series
  • Nancy, a radio dispatcher who assigns missions on the Chase H.Q. series of video games
  • Nancy, one of Blofeld's Angels of Death in the adaptation of Ian Fleming's On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  • Nancy Wesley, a character on soap opera Days of our Lives
  • Nancy Leathers, a fictional character in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street, the grandmother of Ken Barlow and the mother of Ida Barlow
  • Nancy Knapp, a fictional character and chapter title in "Spoon River Anthologies".