English and Irish
"someone who lives near marshland"

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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Famous People Named Vance

  • (Rupert) Vance HartkeU.S. Senator from Indiana
  • Vance Michael McAllisterU.S. Congressman from Louisiana
  • Vance Gabriel PlauchéU.S. Congressman from Louisiana
  • Vance Joy (born James Keogh)Australian singer,songwriter
  • Vance Elliott DeGeneresAmerican musician, actor and producer; brother of TV personality Ellen DeGeneres
  • Edward Vivian "Vance" PalmerAustralian novelist
  • Vance DeVoe BrandAmerican astronaut
  • Vance Richard WorleyAmerican baseball pitcher
  • Vance Aaron LawAmerican baseball player
  • Vance Baldwinson of Billy Baldwin and Chynna Phillips
  • Vivian VanceCo,Star of I Love Lucy.

Vance in Pop Culture

  • Vance Dukecharacter on TV's "The Dukes of Hazzard"
  • Vance Norrischaracter in "The Thing" series
  • Vance Westonegocentric young writer in "Hudson River Bracketed" (1929) and "The Gods Arrive" (1932) by Edith Wharton
  • Vance Astrovik aka JusticeMarvel Comics superhero
  • Victor "Vic" Vancecharacter in video game "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories"
  • Leon Vancecharacter on TV's "NCIS"
  • Emmeline Vancecharacter in the 'Harry Potter' series.
  • Bob Vance (Vance Refrigeration)character from "The Office"

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