What does Chauncy mean?
Chauncy /chaun-cy/ as a boys' name is of Middle English origin, and the name Chauncy means "good fortune". Chauncy is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -uncy, 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 2 years ago) and Chauncey. Other variants, like Chanse, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Chauncy was common in the year 1997 (usage of 0.4435%) and is almost as conventional today (usage 0.376%, down 15.2%), but with the form Chauncey becoming less in vogue. Chance has been the top favorite. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Chauncy and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)