Chance: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Chance

Chance

Pronunciation: CHANS (key)

Like Maverick, Chance is a lone gunman, following the wind and seeking adventure on his own terms. Unlike Maverick, Chance also has a softer side, a reflection of prep-school names like Chauncey and Trey. That unlikely combination is a winner, making Chance the top "meaning" name for boys.

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I've only ever met one 'Chance' in my life. The name, and the man, were very charming and handsome, in my opinion.

I knew a boy named Chance in High School. He was a bit of a bad boy and I had a crush on him but he was not boyfriend material. The next thing you know 20 years later I have a son and my husband wanted to name him Chance! It blew my mind but now we have Chance!

I honestly love this name. When I'm older I will definitely name one of my children Chance or have their middle name be Chance.

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Chancey

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Son of Larry King

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Chance Marquis - protagonist in the film 'The Curiosity of Chance', played by Tad Hilgenbrinck

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