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pinWhat does Chance mean?

Chance /chan-ce/ [1 syll.] 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".


Chance has 7 variants: Chanse, Chantz, Chanze, Chaunce, Chauncey, Chauncy and Choncey.

Related boy name: Chancellor.

Chance has 4 more related forms via Chauncey: Chancey, Chaunsey, Chaunsy and Chawncey.

Kreatif forms: Chanche, Chanci, Chanve. [more]

pinHow 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Chance name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Chance outside U.S.

The only other popular alternative form of Chance (#248 a year ago) rated in the Top 1000 is Chauncey. Forms like Chancey are uncommon. Adoption of these boy names reached its peak in 1997 (usage of 0.4435%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.376%, 15.2%), with the form Chauncey becoming less in vogue. Chance (#248) 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Chance, Chauncey in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Chance and related baby names outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Canice, Chace, Chane, Chang, Channe, Chanoch, Chanok and Chayce. These names tend to be less frequently used than Chance.