The name Lance is a boy's name meaning "servant". Lance is ranked #635 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Trouble and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".
From the experts:
Though the full name Lancelot has for the most part been shunned as a 'too-much-name' name, the short form Lance has been consistently in or around the Top 500 since 1938, climbing as high as Number 76 in 1970. It was used as a character name by Walter Scott as far back as 1823. Lance is also the name of a medieval weapon, making this name all boy.
Its most famous namesake is tarnished cycling hero Lance Armstrong; Lance Henricksen is an actor known for his roles in sci-fi and horror films; Lance Bass was part of the group 'N Sync.