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Lance meaning and name origin
Lance \l(a)-nce, lan-ce\ as a boy's name is pronounced lance. It is of French origin. From Lanzo (Old German) "land"; nickname of Lancelot. Not related to the medieval jousting weapon. Lantz is a Yiddish name meaning "lancet". Cyclist Lance Armstrong; singer Lance Bass.
Lance has 3 variant forms: Lantz, Lanzo and Launce.
Baby names that sound like Lance are Lanza and Lenci.
Popularity of Lance
Lance is a very popular first name for men (#245 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2622 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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