Meaning and name origin
Chauncey \cha(un)-cey\ as a boy's name is pronounced CHAWN-see. It is of Middle English origin. American coinage from a New England surname found in the Middle Ages. Also possibly short form of Chancellor, meaning "office holder".
Chauncey is a somewhat popular first name for males (#942 out of 1220, Top 77%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#23948 out of 88799, Top 27%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Chauncey for boys. Chauncey reached its highest rank of #343 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Chauncey and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Chance (#248) and Chauncey. (2014 statistics).