The meaning of the name Yancy is Created Name. The origin of the name Yancy is American. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
Created by F. Scott Fitzgerald for his short story "The Popular Girl" published in 1922. Possibly a play on the word "Yankee," which was a colloquial term for "Northerner" in the U.S. during the Civil War. Yancy Butler, actress.