[ 1 syll. (c)han-ce, ch-a-nce ] The baby boy name Chance is also used as a girl name, but it is much more common for boys. Its pronunciation is CH-ahNS- †. Chance is used chiefly in the English language, and its origin is English and Old French. English origin: It is from the elements 'chance' ; 'cadere' meaning to fall. The first name was originally derived from Chauncey, but it is now often taken to derive from the common English word, which is itself of the Latin 'cadere'.
In addition, Chance is a contraction of the name Chancellor (English).
Chance is also a pet form of the name Chauncey (English).
Chance is popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity jumped from the 1960s up to the 1990s; before that, it was of irregular use only. At the modest peak of its usage in 1996, 0.112% of baby boys were given the name Chance. Its ranking then was #154. The baby name has since experienced a fall in popularity. In 2018, its usage was 0.068% and its ranking #270, but it was nonetheless the most widely used out of all boy names in its group. Chance has predominantly been a baby boy name in the past century.
Baby names that sound like Chance include Chams, Chanc, Chang, Chanse, Chanz, Chaunce, Chenche, Cheng, Chéng, Chong, Chung, Zhong, Camas, Chaimek, Chanak, Chancea, Chancee, Chancey, Chanci, and Chancie.
† Pronunciation for Chance: CH as in "cheese (CH.IY.Z)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"