Meaning and Name Origin
Chauncey \cha(un)-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 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 (#23948 out of 88799, Top 27%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Chauncey for boys. Chauncey 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. The only other prominent related form of Chauncey appearing in the Top 1000 is Chance (#248 last year). Adoption of these boy names was at its apex in 1997 and is somewhat lower today, 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.