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Gender: Male Meaning of Lance: "servant" Origin of Lance: Diminutive of Lancelot Lance's Popularity in 2017: #635

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 "This or That~ Triplets".

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.

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Famous People Named Lance

Lance Edward Armstrong, American cyclist
Lance Cade (born Lance Kurtis McNaught), American pro wrestler
Lance Hoyt, American pro wrestler
Lance Parker, American soccer player
(James) Lance Bass, American singer
Lance Ball, American football player
Lance Briggs, American football player
Lance Long, American football player
Lance Moore, American football player
Lance Kendricks, American football player
Lance Kerwin, former American actor
(Robert) Lance Mountain, American pro skateboarder
Lance Cyril Mountain, son of American pro skateboarder Lance Mountain
Lance Gross, American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Lance

Lance, minor character in Shakespeare's "The Two Gentlemen of Verona"
Dr. Lance Sweets, character on TV's "Bones"
Lance Vance, character in video game "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City"
Lance, character on TV's "Voltron Force"
Lance Smart, character in Australian soap "Home and Away"
Lance Wilkinson, character in Australian soap "Neighbours"
Lance Fishman, London and Maddie's ex-boyfriend on TV's "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody"
Lance Biggs, character on TV's "American Gothic"
Lance Amano, character in video game 'Ace Attorney'
Lance Hunter, character in Marvel Universe
Lance Alvers, character in Marvel Universe
Lance, Dragon-type Elite Four member in Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow and Indigo League Champion in Pokemon Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Lance Stone, character in "Dark Oracle"
Lance, character from the Netflix Series "Voltron: Legendary Defender"

Launce, Lantz, Lancy

Lance's International Variations

Lanz (Italian)


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.