What does Chauncey mean?
Chauncey /chaun-cey/ as a boys' 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▼ has 1 more related form via Chancellor: Chaunce.Kreatif forms: Chaunchey, Chaunley, Ciancey. [more]
How popular is Chauncey?
Chauncey is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#942 out of 1220, Top 77%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#18701 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Chauncey for boys. Chauncey was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its highest position of #343 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Chauncey and associated names. Chance (#248 from recent data) is the only other prominent related form of Chauncey appearing in the Top 1000. Adoption of these forms of Chauncey was at its apex in 1997 (adoption of 0.44%) and is almost as conventional today (adoption 0.38%, ▼15%), but with the form Chauncey becoming less stylish. Chance is the most chic baby name in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Chauncey▼ is pronounced similarly to Choncey. Other suggested similar baby names are Cacey, Canbey, Canice, Carney, Caycey, Chace▼, Chalkley, Chalney, Chane, Chaney, Chang, Chaniel, Channe, Channoch, Chanoch, Chanok, Chanse, Chantrey, Chantry, Chany, Chanyel, Chanze, Charley▼, Chayce, Chayne, Cheney, Chesney, Clancey, Clancy, Claney, Cranley, Launce, Shandey, Shanley, Shannley, Shawney, Thandey and Yancey. These names tend to be less commonly used than Chauncey.