The name Vance is a boy's name of English origin meaning "someone who lives near marshland". Vance is ranked #948 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Boy Names That Mean Life and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".
From the experts:
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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Vance in the Forums
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