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Gender: M Meaning of Vance: "someone who lives near marshland" Origin of Vance: English and Irish Vance's Popularity in 2016: #886

The name Vance is a boy's name of English origin meaning "someone who lives near marshland". Vance is ranked #886 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like English Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

From the experts:

A short but sophisticated, long-neglected name you might want to consider. Vance jumped from over 100 spots from Number 887 in 2014 to Number 759 in 2015, before dropping right back down to Number 886 in 2016.

The name is currently getting a boost from two musicians: the Northern Irish Foy Vance and the Australian Vance Joy, born James Keogh.

Chynna Phillips and William Baldwin used it for their son in 2002.

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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"
Emmeline Vance, character in the 'Harry Potter' series.
Bob Vance (Vance Refrigeration), character from "The Office"