Meaning and name origin
Chance \ch(an)-ce\ as a boy's 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 information, 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 surname or last name for all people (#2290 out of 88799, Top 3%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Chance for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Chance and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Chance (#248) and Chauncey. (2014 statistics).