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 (#2290 out of 88799, Top 3%). (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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Chance and related names. The only other popular alternative form of Chance (#248 a year ago) is Chauncey. Adoption of these boy names reached its peak in 1997 and is somewhat lower today, with the form Chauncey becoming less in vogue. Chance (#248) is the most contemporarily stylish baby name among these. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)