What does Chance mean?
Chance /chan-ce/ as a boys' name is pronounced chans. It is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Chance is "good fortune". Surname. Also variant of Chauncey (CHAWN-see) from the French "chancellor".
Related boy name: Chancellor.more]
How popular is Chance?
Chance is a somewhat popular first name for males (#842 out of 1220, Top 69%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#2441 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Chance for boys. Chance was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #154 in the U.S. in the year 1996, and is at #248 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
The only other popular alternative form of Chance (#248 a year ago) rated in the Top 1000 is Chauncey. Other forms, like Chancey, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Chance reached its peak in 1997 (average #556) and is almost as widespread today (#624, ▼15%), but with the form Chauncey becoming less in vogue. Chance is the most contemporarily stylish baby name among these. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Chance and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Recommended similar baby names are Cace, Cahane, Canice, Cayce, Chace, Chan, Chanan, Chand, Chane, Chaney, Chang, Chaniel, Chann, Channe, Channoch, Chano, Chanoch, Chanok, Chany, Chanyel, Chase, Chayce, Chayne, Chayse, Clancey, Clancy, Crane, Lance, Rance, Shane, Thane, Vance and Yance. These names tend to be less frequently used than Chance.