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.