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What does Chancellor mean?

Chancellor Pronunciation of Chancellor [chan-cel-lor] as a boys' name is pronounced CHAN-sa-ler. It is of French and Middle English origin, and the meaning of Chancellor is "office holder". Occupational name, surname and title of high office, as in the Lord Chancellor of England or the chancellor of a university. Broadcaster John Chancellor.

Associated with: occupational, surname, high (great), england.


Chancellor has 4 variants: Chance, Chancelor, Chansellor and Chaunce.

Affiliated boy name: Chauncey.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Chancellor Lian (C.L.), ..

How popular is Chancellor?

Chancellor is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#7533 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Chancellor was first listed in 1990 and reached its highest rank of #1087 in the U.S. in the year 2001, and is at #1773 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Chance (#250 via latest list), Chancelor and Chauncey are the popular alternative forms of Chancellor (#1773 via latest list) listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Chancellor reached its peak in the year 1996 (adoption of 0.13%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.08%, down 38.5%), with the version Chauncey becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chancellor, Chance, Chancelor, Chauncey in U.S.

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