What does Lance mean?
Lance [lance] as a boys' name is pronounced lance. It is of French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Lance is "land". From Lanzo; nickname of Lancelot. Not related to the medieval jousting weapon. Lantz is a Yiddish name meaning "lancet". Cyclist Lance Armstrong; singer Lance Bass.
1 more different relation via Lancelot, Lanzo: Lanza.Creative forms:
(male) Lanne, Lince, ..
(female) Lancer, Lanne, .. Middle name pairings:
Lance Rylee (L.R.), ..
How popular is Lance?
Lance is a very prominent first name for men (#245 out of 1220, Top 20%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#2618 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Lance entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its top rank of #129 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, and is currently at #604. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Cace, Canice, Cayce, Chance, Dace, Ince, Jace▲, Jaice, Jayce▲, Lacey, Lacie, Lacy▼, Ladle, Laike, Laine, Lake, Lale, Land, Landen, Lander, Lando, Lane▲, Lang, Lange, Lanier, Lannie, Lanny▼, Larance, Larch, Larie, Larue, Layne▲, Lenci, Linc, Lonne, Lorance, Luce, Mace, Pace, Paice, Payce, Ponce, Raice, Rance, Rayce, Vance, Vince and Yance. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lance.See names in meaning and etymology.