Chancy

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852
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Chancy

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  • According to a user from India, the name Chancy is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Godess laxmi".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective chancy
Senses
  1. depending on chance.
    synonyms: chanceful, dicey, dodgy, hazardous, risky.
  2. subject to accident or chance or change.
    synonyms: fluky, flukey, iffy.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Subject to accident or chance or change ("a chancy appeal at best")
  2. Of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk

Notable Persons Named Chancy

Chancy R. Lamb was an industrialist and lumber baron. Chancy was born on January 4th, 1816 in Ticonderoga, New York. He passed away on July 12th, 1897.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Chancy

Myriam was born in 1970 in Port-au-Prince.

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Francois was born in 1600. He died in 1656.

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How popular is the baby name Chancy in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 7 0 7
1883 5 0 5
1884 7 0 7
1885 6 0 6
1890 8 0 8
1893 5 0 5
1905 5 0 5
1911 5 0 5
1914 6 0 6
1915 9 0 9
1916 6 0 6
1919 11 0 11
1920 7 0 7
1921 7 0 7
1922 11 0 11
1923 5 0 5
1924 10 0 10
1925 11 0 11
1926 6 0 6
1928 8 0 8
1929 6 0 6
1930 6 0 6
1931 5 0 5
1932 5 0 5
1935 6 0 6
1936 6 0 6
1937 6 0 6
1939 6 0 6
1942 6 0 6
1943 5 0 5
1944 6 0 6
1945 6 0 6
1949 6 0 6
1950 8 0 8
1960 5 0 5
1969 5 0 5
1970 5 0 5
1971 7 0 7
1972 5 0 5
1973 11 0 11
1974 25 10 15
1975 17 8 9
1976 27 7 20
1977 21 6 15
1978 37 11 26
1979 26 9 17
1980 35 12 23
1981 29 10 19
1982 21 7 14
1983 10 0 10
1984 28 12 16
1985 32 11 21
1986 24 9 15
1987 23 8 15
1988 20 7 13
1989 18 6 12
1990 30 17 13
1991 15 6 9
1992 13 7 6
1993 19 10 9
1994 20 7 13
1995 10 0 10
1996 8 0 8
1997 18 6 12
1998 6 0 6
1999 14 6 8
2000 11 5 6
2002 7 7 0
2003 7 0 7
2005 5 0 5
2010 5 0 5
2014 5 5 0

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Popularity of Chancy as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Chancy U.S.
  White 57.82% 64.26%
  African American 34.55% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.97% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.37% 16.26%

Of Last Name Chancy

People with the last name Chancy are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Chancy

  • How Popular is the name Chancy? Chancy is the 11,692nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Chancy was the 24,702nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Chancy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 852 babies born with the first name Chancy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Chancy to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Chancy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Chancy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chancy is Thursday, September 18th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Chancy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chancy was in 1978 with a total of 26 babies.
  • Random Chancy Factoid: According to the 1974 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Chancy is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1974.
  • Weird things about the name Chancy: Your name in reverse order is Ycnahc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Chaync. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Chancy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,010 people with the last name Chancy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Chancy? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Chancy as their last name since less than 1 person in 294k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.