Tracy

Tracy (also spelled Tracey or Traci 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).

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.

It could refer to:

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Famous quotes containing the word tracy:

    Guilt plays a large part in my life.
    Christine Zajac, U.S. fifth-grade teacher. As quoted in Among Schoolchildren, “September” section, part 3, by Tracy Kidder (1989)

    The worst thing about it is you don’t even know if you’re doing something wrong.
    Christine Zajac, U.S. fifth-grade teacher. As quoted in Among Schoolchildren, “Awakening” section, part 3, by Tracy Kidder (1989)

    Mrs. Zajac knows you didn’t try. You don’t just hand in junk to Mrs. Zajac. She’s been teaching an awful lot of years. She didn’t fall off the turnip cart yesterday. She told you she was an old-lady teacher.
    Christine Zajac, U.S. fifth-grade teacher. As quoted in Among Schoolchildren, “September” section, part 1, by Tracy Kidder (1989)