Vance Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Vance:
Transferred use of the surname meaning "son of Van." The name is of Dutch and English origin.
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Vance means "Dweller of Bog" or "One who lives near the Marshland" and it's of an English Origin.
A very unique name. I only know of one Vance in my town.
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My cousin's husband's name is Vance very intelligent man and good looking. My husband and I want to name our son that and we thought Vance Robert would be nice if someone was looking for a good combo.
People will often call Vance, Vince or Lance by mistake, because they are more common names.
- Nicknames for Vance: | Edit
Van, Vancer, Vancy
- Meanings and history of the name Vance: | Edit
From an English surname which was derived from Old English fenn meaning "marsh, fen".
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Vance Gilbert, singer-songwriter
Vance DeGeneres, brother of Ellen DeGeneres and an actor, film producer, musician, and screenwriter
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Vance Duke (played by Christopher Mayer), one of the Duke cousins on the TV series "The Dukes of Hazzard."