What does Chauncey mean?
Chauncey [chauncey] 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.Creative forms:
(male) Chaunley, Ciancey, ..
(female) Chauncleo, Chauncree, .. Middle name pairings:
Chauncey Sheldon (C.S.), ..
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. Demographics)
Chauncey was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its highest position of #344 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Chance (#250 from recent data), Chancellor (#1773), Chauncy and Chancey are the prominent related forms of Chauncey appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Chauncey was at its apex 19 years ago (adoption of 0.1%) and is somewhat less today (adoption 0.1%, ▼37%), with the form Chauncey becoming somewhat outmoded.
Chauncey▼ is pronounced similarly to Choncey. Other suggested similar names are Cacey, Canbey (see Canby), Canice, Carney, Caycey, Chace, Chalkley, Chalney (see Chaney), Chane, Chaney, Chang, Chaniel, Channe, Channoch (see Chanoch), Chanoch, Chanok, Chanse, Chantrey, Chantry, Chany, Chanyel, Chanze, Charley▼, Chayce, Chayne, Cheney, Chesney, Clancey, Clancy, Claney, Cranley, Launce, Shandey (see Shandy), Shanley, Shannley, Shawney, Thandey and Yancey. These names tend to be less commonly used than Chauncey.