Meaning and Name Origin
Chase \ch(a)-se\ as a boys' name is pronounced chayce. It is of English and Old French origin, and the meaning of Chase is "huntsman". Surname, and originally a nickname for a huntsman. Painter William Merritt Chase.
Chase is a very popular first name for men (#542 out of 1220, Top 44%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#508 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Chase for boys. Chase entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #61 in the U.S. in the year 2009, and is at #78 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Chase and corresponding names. Chace (#983 a year ago) is the only other popular varying form of Chase (#78 a year ago) appearing in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names reached its highest in 2009 and has become much less since, with the version Chace becoming less fashionable. Chase (#78) is the most fashionable boy name in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Chase▲ is alike in pronunciation to Chas▼, Chaz▼, Chazz and Chess. Other suggested similar baby names are Cace, Caje, Case▲, Casey▼, Cash▲, Cass, Chane and Chanse. These names tend to be less commonly used than Chase.