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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 has 6 variant forms: Chance, Chancey, Chauncy, Chaunsey, Chaunsy and Chawncey.


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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Chauncey name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Chauncey outside U.S.

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Chance, Chauncey in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Chance outside U.S.

Similar Names

Chauncey is also pronounced similarly to Choncey. Another suggested similar baby name is Chaunce. These names tend to be less commonly used than Chauncey.