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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).

Associated with: good


Chauncy has 1 variant: Chaunsy.

Chauncy has 8 more related forms via Chance, Chauncey: Chancey, Chanse, Chantz, Chanze, Chaunce, Chaunsey, Chawncey and Choncey.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Chancy, Chaunney, ..

(female) Chaunda, Chaundy, ..

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Chauncy for boys. Chauncy reached its highest position of #1510 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chauncy name in U.S.

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

Prominent related forms of Chauncy appearing in the Top 2000 are Chance (#248 from recent data), Chauncey (#1951), Chanse, Chancey and Chantz. Other variants, like Chanze, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Chauncy was common 18 years ago (usage of 0.13%) and is somewhat less today (usage 0.08%, down 36%), with the form Chauncey going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chauncy, Chance, Chancey, Chanse, Chantz, Chauncey in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Chauncy and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Recommended names are Canby, Carney, Carny, Chace, Chalney (see Chaney), Chan, Chanan, Chand, Chane, Chaney, Chang, Chann, Channe, Channoch (see Chanoch), Channon, Chano, Chanoch, Chanok, Chantry, Chany, Chappy, Charley, Charly, Chayce, Chayne, Cheney, Cheny, Chesney, Chesny, Chuck, Clancey, Clancy, Claney, Cluny, Cranly (see Cranley) and Yancy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Chauncy.