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Gender: M Meaning of Vance: "someone who lives near marshland" Origin of Vance: English and Irish Vance's Popularity in 2014: #888

Short but sophisticated long-neglected name you might want to consider; Chynna Phillips and William Baldwin used it for their son.

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Famous People Named Vance

(Rupert) Vance Hartke, U.S. Senator from Indiana
Vance Michael McAllister, U.S. Congressman from Louisiana
Vance Gabriel Plauché, U.S. Congressman from Louisiana
Vance Joy (born James Keogh), Australian singer-songwriter
Vance Elliott DeGeneres, American musician, actor and producer; brother of TV personality Ellen DeGeneres
Edward Vivian "Vance" Palmer, Australian novelist
Vance DeVoe Brand, American astronaut
Vance Richard Worley, American baseball pitcher
Vance Aaron Law, American baseball player
Vance Baldwin, son of Billy Baldwin and Chynna Phillips

Pop Culture References for the name Vance

Vance Duke, character on TV's "The Dukes of Hazzard"
Vance Weston, egocentric young writer in "Hudson River Bracketed" (1929) and "The Gods Arrive" (1932) by Edith Wharton
Vance Astrovik aka Justice, Marvel Comics superhero
Victor "Vic" Vance, character in video game "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories"
Leon Vance, character on TV's "NCIS"