Tracy \t-ra-cy\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Tracy), is pronounced TRAY-see. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Tracy is "warlike". Surname dating from before the Norman conquest. Also possibly derived from a Norman French place name based on a Gallic Latin personal name, Thrax or Thracius, whose meaning has been lost. Actor Tracey Walter; author Tracy Kidder; basketball player Tracy McGrady.