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Boy Names Ending with -ce

Ce ending baby names and what they mean, with 74 results. -ce names are used more often as feminine names. These boy names were at the height of their popularity 118 years ago (ADOPTION OF 2.2%) and are somewhat less popular today (ADOPTION 1.1%, 51% LESS), with names like Terrance going out of style. The most trendy baby names here are Ace (#255), Prince (#318), Royce (#436), Jayce (#147) and Pierce (#491), while Tice (TOP 2%) and Grice (3%) are popular -ce last names. Here is the list of -ce names for girls.

-ce names

Ace - Curtice | Dace - Lance | Laroyce - Raice | Rance - Yance

Ace - Curtice


Derivative of English. "Number one, the best." Usage of Ace as a birth name in 2018 was a lot more than in 2008.

Anstice1, Anastice
Forms of Anastasios. Stems fr. Greek. "Resurrection." Uncommon. Compare Anastice, Anstice and common -ice surnames Allardice (TOP 64%), Altice (20%).

Root fr. Greek. "Resurrection." Alstice and Anstiel are creative forms.

Root fr. Latin word. "Fortunate, auspicious." Boniface is unique as a boys' name.


Source fr. Old French language. "Forest." Adoption of Boyce was up 9 decades ago. See also Boyne.

Brice and variants

Brice1, var. Bryce1
Possibly Gaulish "speckled" compare Welsh "brych" .. Brice and Bryce are Top 2000 baby names.


Form of Brewster. Based on Middle English language. "Brewer." Common, with usage of 0.034% for Bruce as a boys' name in 2018, though lower than 0.039% the year before. See also Boruch.

Derived fr. Norman French element. .. Originally a Norman baronial name and .. Usage of Bruce as a boys' name has trended downward since 1950-1959. See also Baruch.

Bryce2, var. Brice2
From Scottish. "Of Britain." Adoption of Bryce and Brice as baby names in 2018 was 32.9% less than the previous decade.

Cayce, Cace
Var. of Casey. Root fr. Irish, Gaelic language. "Alert, watchful." Cace and Cayce are unique as children's names.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -ce names: Ace, Boyce, Brice, Bruce, Bryce

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -ce names: Chace, Chance, Chayce, Clarance, Clarence, Cloyce

Form of Caddis. Derivative of Old English word. "Worsted fabric." Not that common as a children's name. See also Caddock.

Form of Callis. From Latin element. "Chalice, goblet." Not in Top 2000.

Source fr. Irish, Gaelic. "Handsome." Canice is an uncommon male name. See also Chance.

Chase and variants

Chayce, Chace
Var. of Chase. Source fr. English, Old French. "Huntsman." Chace and Chayce are more common as baby names among the versions of Chase.

Chance and variants

Chance1, var. Chaunce1
Source fr. Middle English element. "Good fortune." Chaunce and forms were favored as baby names 22 years ago and are less popular today.

Chaunce2, Chance2
Forms of Chancellor. Derived fr. French, Middle English elements. "Office holder." Chance was among 2018's Top names.

Var. of Chauncey. Origin fr. Middle English language. .. Also possibly short form of Chancellor .. Chance became less popular last year, dropping -2 positions as a birth name to reach #270. See also Chanse.

Clarence and variants

Clarence, var. Klarance, Clarrence, Clarrance, Clarance
Origin fr. Latin. "One who lives near the River Clare." Sparing use, with usage of 0.01% for Clarence and variants as birth names in 2018, higher than 0.008% a year ago.


Form of Cloy. May be derived from "nail" Old .. Adoption of Cloyce was more pronounced among parents in the 1910s.

Var. of Curtis. From English, Old French. "Courteous, polite." Not Top 2000 name.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for -ce names for boys.

1. Ace - Curtice
Ace, Anastasios [Anstice, Anastice], Anstice, Boniface, Boyce, Brice [Bryce], Brewster [Bruce], Bruce, Bryce [Brice], Casey [Cace, Cayce], Caddis [Caddice], Callis [Callice], Canice, Chase [Chace, Chayce], Chance [Chaunce], Chancellor [Chance, Chaunce], Chauncey [Chance], Clarence [Klarance, Clarance, Clarrence, Clarrance], Cloy [Cloyce], Curtis [Curtice]

Dace, Dacey [Dace], Darence [Derrance, Darrence, Darrance], Demetrius [Demetrice], De- [Deroyce], Dice [Dyce], Dorran [Dorrance], Elias [Elice, Ellice], Ellis [Ellyce], Eustace, Fabrice, Felix [Felice], Horace, Hoyt [Hoyce], Ignatius [Ignace], Ince, Jason [Jace, Jayce], Jace [Jayce, Jaice], Justice [Justyce], Lance [Launce]

La- [Laroyce], Lawrence [Lorence, Lorance, Lowrance, Lorrence, ..], Luce, Mace, Marquis [Markeece], Maurice [Morice, Morrice], Max [Maxence], Mercer [Merce], Morris [Morice], Pace [Payce, Paice], Patrick [Patrice, Patrece], Piers [Pierce, Pearce], Percival [Perce], Peter [Pierce], Pierce [Peirce, Peerce, Pearce], Ponce, Prentice, Price [Pryce, Bryce, Brice], Prince, Ray [Rayce, Raice]

Rance, Reece [Rice], Rice, Royce [Roice], Spencer [Spence], Terence [Terronce, Terrence, Terrance, Tarrence, ..], Torrence [Torence, Torrance], Trace, Tracy [Trace], Tyson [Tyce], Vance, Vincent [Vince], Wallace, Yancy [Yance]

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