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What does Chaunce mean?

Chaunce [chaun-ce] 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).

Associated with: good.


Chaunce has 2 variants: Chanse and Chantz.

Chaunce has 4 more different relations via Chance, Chancellor: Chanze, Chauncey, Chauncy and Choncey.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Chaunan, Chaunro, ..

(female) Chaunne, Chaunwen, ..

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Chaunce and affiliated names. Popular alternative forms of Chaunce (outside Top 2000) are Chance (#248 via latest list), Chauncey (#1951), Chauncy, Chanse, Chancellor and Chantz. Usage of these relations of Chaunce was widespread 2 decades ago (median #1364) and is somewhat less today (#1699, 38%), with the version Chauncey falling out of fashion. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chance, Chancellor, Chanse, Chantz, Chauncey, Chauncy in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Cace, Cahane, Caine, Canice, Carne, Cayce, Chace, Chaddie, Chalney (see Chaney), Chan, Chanan, Chancey, Chand, Chane, Chaney, Chang, Chaniel, Chann, Channe, Channoch (see Chanoch), Channon, Chano, Chanoch, Chanok, Chany, Chanyel, Charlie, Chase, Chaunsey, Chaunsy (see Chauncey), Chawncey (see Chauncey), Chayce, Chayne, Chayse, Chesnie, Cheyne, Chuck, Clancey, Clancy, Clarance, Clarence, Claude, Clause, Craine, Crane, Crayne, Lance, Launce, Rance, Vance and Yance. These names tend to be more frequently used than Chaunce.