The name Vance is a boy's name of English origin meaning "someone who lives near marshland". Vance is ranked #838 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like English Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change Two Letters".
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.