What does Chance mean?
Chance \ch(an)-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".
For more on this name, see also the related boy name Chancellor.
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. Adoption of these boy names reached its peak in 1997 (usage of 0.4435%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.376%, down 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)