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Popularity
43k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Chance

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Fortune, luck
  • #1058 All Time
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Boys

How popular is the name "Chance" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1883 5 0 5
1915 5 0 5
1922 6 0 6
1924 6 0 6
1943 5 0 5
1944 8 0 8
1947 7 0 7
1955 5 0 5
1956 5 0 5
1957 5 0 5
1959 7 0 7
1960 6 0 6
1961 8 0 8
1962 36 0 36
1963 52 0 52
1964 49 0 49
1965 36 0 36
1966 51 0 51
1967 112 6 106
1968 63 0 63
1969 131 0 131
1970 132 5 127
1971 203 6 197
1972 168 0 168
1973 138 6 132
1974 200 15 185
1975 193 15 178
1976 148 8 140
1977 162 10 152
1978 307 11 296
1979 281 13 268
1980 219 12 207
1981 200 11 189
1982 193 6 187
1983 241 11 230
1984 898 18 880
1985 657 6 651
1986 519 12 507
1987 561 17 544
1988 636 14 622
1989 728 17 711
1990 816 22 794
1991 789 22 767
1992 792 20 772
1993 942 33 909
1994 1,386 39 1,347
1995 1,667 36 1,631
1996 2,293 50 2,243
1997 1,754 41 1,713
1998 1,591 48 1,543
1999 1,560 50 1,510
2000 1,724 31 1,693
2001 1,575 35 1,540
2002 1,477 29 1,448
2003 1,435 44 1,391
2004 1,370 50 1,320
2005 1,309 36 1,273
2006 1,310 42 1,268
2007 1,507 36 1,471
2008 1,427 28 1,399
2009 1,525 15 1,510
2010 1,454 25 1,429
2011 1,652 25 1,627
2012 1,535 30 1,505
2013 1,537 34 1,503
2014 1,535 34 1,501

Want to know about the populiarty of Chance? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 43,354 babies born with the name Chance in the United States. That's more than enough Chances to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1883 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Chance" was in 1996 with a total of 2,243 babies. (That's a lot of baby Chances)

According to the 1985 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Chance" ranks #98 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 16 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 1985. Across the entire United States a total of 657 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Chance popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Chance in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the gulf coast area? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Chance" mean? The list below shows the origins of Chance as well as things modernly associated with the name Chance such as celebrities named Chance.

English

Origin and Meaning of Chance

The name "Chance" is of English origin, and it means "Fortune, luck". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Alternative Meanings

C is for compatible, a friend's friend.

H is for happiness, you always bring.

A is for activities, for you have many.

N is for nice, need I say more?

C is for compassion, your finest side.

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

Your name in reverse order is "Ecnahc". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Hacnec". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Chance born Jul 28, 1968

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Austria approximately on 1550. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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