The name Yancey means Created Name and is of American origin. Yancey is name that's been used by parents who are considering unisex or non-gendered baby names--baby names that can be used for any gender.
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.