Lance Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Lance:
An Old French form of the Old High German Lanzo, a name derived from lant (land). The use of the name is advanced from the homonymous lance (a light spear, a lance).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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My brother's name is Lance. We're triplets- Lance, Samuel, and Patrick. I never thought his name sounded right with mine and Sam's but it sounds good with our other siblings (Cameron and Jessie). He's hands down the funniest kid I've ever met. Don't think his name suits him that much though. Maybe it fit better when we were younger but at 19 it doesn't seem right to me anymore. More of a little kid's name, it's gonna be weird when he's an old man.
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Lancelot,Launce,Ell (L in Lance)
My brother's name is Lance and was very goofy as a kid. We called him "Lance-y pants-y" or some variation of that.
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Lance Armstrong, American cyclist.
Lance Allworth, Retired American football wide receiver.
Lance Berkman, American MLB baseball first baseman and outfielder with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Lance Bass, American pop musician ('N Sync)
Lance Henriksen, American actor
Lance Moore, American football wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints.
Lance Johnstone, Retired American football defensive end.
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Dr Lance Sweets. character on the hit TV show "Bones".
Lance Charles McClain. Blue paladin of Voltron: Legendary Defender