English variation of Lanzo, German "land"

Lance Origin and Meaning

The name Lance is a boy's name meaning "land".
Though the fuller 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.
# 757 in the US

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Famous People Named Lance

  • Lance Edward ArmstrongAmerican cyclist
  • Lance Cade (born Lance Kurtis McNaught)American pro wrestler
  • Lance HoytAmerican pro wrestler
  • Lance ParkerAmerican soccer player
  • (James) Lance BassAmerican singer
  • Lance BallAmerican football player
  • Lance BriggsAmerican football player
  • Lance LongAmerican football player
  • Lance MooreAmerican football player
  • Lance KendricksAmerican football player
  • Lance Kerwinformer American actor
  • (Robert) Lance MountainAmerican pro skateboarder
  • Lance Cyril Mountainson of American pro skateboarder Lance Mountain
  • Lance GrossAmerican actor
  • Lance BarberAmerican film & TV actor

Lance in Pop Culture

  • Lanceminor character in Shakespeare's "The Two Gentlemen of Verona"
  • Dr. Lance Sweetscharacter on TV's "Bones"
  • Lance Vancecharacter in video game "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City"
  • Lancecharacter on TV's "Voltron Force"
  • Lance Smartcharacter in Australian soap "Home and Away"
  • Lance Wilkinsoncharacter in Australian soap "Neighbours"
  • Lance FishmanLondon and Maddie's ex,boyfriend on TV's "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody"
  • Lance Biggscharacter on TV's "American Gothic"
  • Lance Amanocharacter in video game 'Ace Attorney'
  • Lance Huntercharacter in Marvel Universe
  • Lance Alverscharacter in Marvel Universe
  • LanceDragon,type Elite Four member in Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow and Indigo League Champion in Pokemon Gold, Silver, and Crystal
  • Lance Stonecharacter in "Dark Oracle"
  • Lancecharacter from the Netflix Series "Voltron: Legendary Defender"

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