What does Chauncy mean?
Chauncy /chaun-cy/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Middle English origin, and the name Chauncy means "good fortune". Chauncy is an alternate spelling of Chance (Middle English): surname. Chauncy is also a derivative of Chauncey (Middle English).
Chauncy has 1 variant: Chaunsy.more]
How popular is Chauncy?
Chauncy is a rare given name for men but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#140756 out of 150436, Top 94%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Prominent related forms of Chauncy (not ranked) appearing in the Top 1000 are Chance (#248 last year) and Chauncey. Variants like Chanse are seldom used. Adoption of these boy names reached its apex in the year 1997 (usage of 0.4435%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.376%, down 15.2%), with the form Chauncey becoming less in vogue. Chance (#248) is the most trendy baby name in this compilation. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Chauncy and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)