What does Chaunce mean?
Chaunce /chaun-ce/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name is of Middle English derivation, and the name Chaunce means "good fortune; office holder". Chaunce is an alternate form, with the suffix -unce, of Chance (Middle English): surname. Chaunce is also a derivative of Chancellor (French, Middle English).
How popular is Chaunce?
Chaunce is an uncommon first name for males. Chaunce is an equivalently rare last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Chaunce and affiliated names. Popular alternative forms of Chaunce (outside Top 1000) are Chance (#248 a year ago) and Chauncey. Adoption of these boy names was at its apex in 1997 (usage of 0.4435%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.376%, ▼15.2%), with the version Chauncey becoming less fashionable. Chance (#248) is the most fashionable boy name here. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)