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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".

Associated with: good, surname


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:
(male) Chaice, Chanche, ..

(female) Chande, Chansi, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name history of Chance for boys. Chance reached its highest position of #154 in the U.S. in the year 1996, and is at #248 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chance name in U.S.

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

Popular alternative forms of Chance (#248 a year ago) rated in the Top 2000 are Chancellor, Chancey, Chanse, Chantz, Chauncey (#1951 a year ago) and Chauncy. Other forms, like Chawncey, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Chance reached its peak 18 years ago (average #1455) and is somewhat lower today (#1742, 38%), with the form Chauncey becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chance, Chancellor, Chancey, Chanse, Chantz in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chauncey, Chauncy in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Cace, Cahane, Canice, Cayce, Chace, Chan, Chanan, Chand, Chane, Chaney, Chang, Chaniel, Chann, Channe, Channoch (see Chanoch), 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.