What does Chauncey mean?
Chauncey /chaun-cey/ [2 sylls.] 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".
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 last year) is the only other prominent related form of Chauncey appearing in the Top 1000. 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 form Chauncey becoming less stylish. Chance (#248) is the most chic baby name in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Chauncey▼ is pronounced similarly to Choncey. This name tends to be less commonly used than Chauncey.