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First Name
25k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
47k
in the U.S.
in 2010

Vance

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 7 0 7
1881 7 0 7
1882 5 0 5
1883 9 0 9
1884 13 0 13
1885 12 0 12
1886 9 0 9
1887 10 0 10
1888 7 0 7
1889 12 0 12
1890 13 0 13
1891 19 0 19
1892 18 0 18
1893 24 5 19
1894 20 0 20
1895 26 0 26
1896 18 0 18
1897 12 0 12
1898 17 0 17
1899 15 0 15
1900 15 0 15
1901 13 0 13
1902 23 0 23
1903 25 0 25
1904 19 0 19
1905 26 0 26
1906 19 0 19
1907 19 0 19
1908 30 0 30
1909 40 0 40
1910 30 0 30
1911 42 5 37
1912 76 5 71
1913 108 0 108
1914 140 6 134
1915 141 9 132
1916 183 6 177
1917 202 6 196
1918 197 7 190
1919 164 6 158
1920 216 9 207
1921 170 6 164
1922 205 5 200
1923 170 5 165
1924 152 0 152
1925 191 5 186
1926 177 5 172
1927 168 0 168
1928 184 5 179
1929 142 0 142
1930 164 7 157
1931 149 0 149
1932 141 7 134
1933 146 0 146
1934 168 0 168
1935 143 0 143
1936 166 0 166
1937 137 0 137
1938 152 0 152
1939 149 0 149
1940 165 0 165
1941 176 0 176
1942 150 0 150
1943 166 0 166
1944 189 0 189
1945 208 0 208
1946 231 7 224
1947 280 0 280
1948 249 0 249
1949 267 0 267
1950 261 0 261
1951 304 0 304
1952 312 0 312
1953 335 0 335
1954 280 0 280
1955 321 0 321
1956 357 0 357
1957 463 0 463
1958 376 0 376
1959 409 0 409
1960 450 0 450
1961 463 0 463
1962 436 5 431
1963 462 5 457
1964 413 6 407
1965 382 0 382
1966 299 0 299
1967 288 0 288
1968 331 0 331
1969 556 0 556
1970 406 0 406
1971 339 0 339
1972 226 0 226
1973 251 0 251
1974 176 0 176
1975 166 0 166
1976 209 0 209
1977 145 0 145
1978 172 0 172
1979 161 0 161
1980 151 0 151
1981 152 0 152
1982 171 0 171
1983 198 0 198
1984 159 0 159
1985 162 0 162
1986 162 0 162
1987 212 0 212
1988 251 6 245
1989 262 0 262
1990 246 0 246
1991 243 0 243
1992 236 0 236
1993 218 0 218
1994 186 0 186
1995 162 0 162
1996 162 0 162
1997 175 0 175
1998 135 0 135
1999 165 0 165
2000 141 0 141
2001 170 0 170
2002 197 0 197
2003 241 0 241
2004 231 0 231
2005 261 0 261
2006 298 0 298
2007 318 0 318
2008 290 0 290
2009 293 0 293
2010 289 0 289
2011 300 0 300
2012 255 0 255
2013 245 0 245
2014 243 0 243
2015 314 0 314

Fun Facts about the name Vance

  • How many people with the first name Vance have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 24,799 babies born with the first name Vance in the United States. That's more than enough people named Vance to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Vance? 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 Vance first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vance is Sunday, September 28th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Vance born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vance was in 1969 with a total of 556 babies.
  • Random Vance Factoid: According to the 1944 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Vance is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1944.
  • Weird things about the name Vance: Your name in reverse order is Ecnav. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Acenv. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Vance? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 47,324 people with the last name Vance.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Vance? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 16 of them will have Vance as their last name.
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Popularity of Vance as a first name

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Popularity of Vance as a last name

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Common last names for Vance

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Thompson
  • Moore
  • Wilson
  • Miller
  • Anderson
  • Thomas
  • Hill
  • Clark
  • Young
  • King

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Vance U.S.
  White 81.62% 64.26%
  African American 12.88% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.55% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.65% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.86% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.44% 16.26%

Of Last Name Vance

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

English

Origin and Meaning of Vance

The name "Vance" is of English origin, and it means "From the Marsh". It's a name commonly given to boys.

From a Southern English dialectal form of Old English fenn (“marsh, bog”).

  1. A habitational surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname; of mostly American usage.

Vance Wilson

Vance Wilson is a MLB player. Vance was born in 1973 in Mesa, Arizona.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Vance

Vance & Hines
Vance Degeneres
Vance Serchuk
Vance Joy
Vance Worley
Vance Hines

Notable Persons With the Last Name Vance

Vivian Vance

Vivian Vance is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1933 to 1978. Vivian was born in 1909 as Vivian Roberta Jones in Cherryvale, Kansas, US.

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Courtney B. Vance

Courtney B. Vance is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1983 to present. Courtney was born in 1960 as Courtney Bernard Vance in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

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Tanya Vance

Tanya Vance is a television survivor. Tanya was born in 1974.

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What does the name Vance mean?

Vis for valentine, a sweetheart you are!

Ais for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

Nis for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Cis for calm, a pleasant trait.

Eis for eager, let's get started!

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