What does Chaunce mean?
Chaunce \cha(un)-ce\ as a boys' name is of Middle English and French derivation, and the name Chaunce means "good fortune; office holder". Chaunce is a form of Chance (Middle English): surname. Chaunce is also a derivative of Chancellor (French, Middle English).
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 (#unlisted) 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%, down 15.2%), with the version Chauncey becoming less fashionable. Chance (#248) is the most fashionable boy name here. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)