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What does Chance mean?

Chance Pronunciation of Chance [chance] 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.

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

Creative forms:
(male) Chaice, ..

(female) Chande, Chansi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Chance Richard (C.R.), ..

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)

Chance reached its highest position of #154 in the U.S. in the year 1996, and is at #250 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Chance (#250 a year ago) rated in the Top 2000 are Chancellor (#1773 a year ago), Chancey, Chanse, Chantz, Chauncey and Chauncy. Other forms, like Chawncey, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Chance reached its peak 19 years ago (average #1455) and is somewhat lower today (#1717, 40%), 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.

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