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Tracy (/ˈtrsi/; also spelled Tracey, Traci, Tracie, or Trasci) is originally a British personal name, that refers to the family de Tracy or de Trasci from Tracy-Bocage in Normandy, France. There are several places called Tracy in Northern France and there are themselves a combination of the Gaulish male's name Draccios or Latin Thracius and the well identified Celtic suffix -āko (place, property).[1]

While the name is unisex, within the United Kingdom it is more generally considered to be a female name. This may, in part, be due to its association with the "Essex girl". Particularly during the 1980s, alongside the name Sharon, it was a name considered to be archetypal of the Essex Girl. Its popularity peaked during the 1960s, when Tracey was the sixth most popular female name and the alternate spelling Tracy was the 12th most popular in 1964.[2]

It could refer to:


United States




See also Treacy

First name[edit]

Gender Unisex
Other names
Related names Tracey, Traci, Theresa

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Albert Dauzat and Charles Rostaing, Dictionnaire étymologique des noms de lieux en France, Librairie Guénégaud 1979. p. 682.
  2. ^ [1]

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