Gender: Male Meaning of Lance: "servant" Origin of Lance: Diminutive of Lancelot Lance's Popularity in 2019: #661

Lance Origin and Meaning

The name Lance is a boy's name meaning "servant".

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.

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Rank in US: #661

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Famous People Named Lance

Pop Culture References for the name Lance

Launce, Lantz, Lancy

Lance's International Variations

Lanz (Italian)


GringaLoca Says:


This is one of those names that I really want to like, but the association with something else is just too strong. I love the tie to Arthurian Legend. I love the one-syllable name. However, when I think "Lance", I just can't stop singing "Bye, Bye, Bye".

MonikerWanderer Says:


This name is so cool. It reminds me of the name Chase. Every cool kid these days is named Chase (seriously, I know five). This name was the Chase of the 70's-90's, it seems, and I really hope it makes a combeback.

maddiepie Says:


Short, unique, and simple.

maibritt Says:


I like it also as a nn for Lawrence.

Nozomi Says:


I really like the name Lance, it reminds me of a prince for some odd reason...

PoppyOrangey Says:


Lance is so handsome, not "old mannish", not overused, and unique. I would definitely consider it.