Gender: Male Meaning of Vance: "someone who lives near marshland" Origin of Vance: English and Irish Vance's Popularity in 2019: #888

Vance Origin and Meaning

The name Vance is a boy's name of English origin meaning "someone who lives near marshland".

A short but sophisticated, long-neglected name you might want to consider.

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

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

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TechnoKitten Says:


Cute name.

LV51sfan91 Says:


I adore this name for a boy and grown man!

Chrisco Says:


A good alternative to Chance/Lance, and a nice way to honor a Vince. It has an attractive "familiar-but-unusual" balance.

lesliemarion Says:


Great name. I think of vintage detective Philo Vance.

Mona Says:


Reminds me of Director Vance on NCIS, though that's not a bad thing for me.

LunaCross Says:


I have a friend with this name.