Lance

Lance - A very unique male name



  Sep 24,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Lance, meaning servant, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1915 on position #1629. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Lance and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Lance? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Lance. The baby boy name Lance was given to 495 baby boys in 2012, ranking #496 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 3,315 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Lance peaked in popularity 48 years ago in 1970 on position 76.



Famous with this name

Lance Wandling
Lance Bangs
Lance Lim


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Lance is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Lance is currently topping the baby name charts in Louisiana at position #243 - and is the least popular in Washington at position #879.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Lance is where you live.


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Lance origin and meaning

Lance is a 5 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means servant. To see famous people named Lance, pop culture references for the name Lance and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Lance

We've found the following names that sound similar to Lance, sorted by popularity.

Lonzo / Linus / Long / Lennox / Leonce / Leng / Lonzie / Lennis / Leoncio / Lomax /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012496
2011468
2010449
2009432
2008394
2007370
2006320
2005262
2004275
2003267
2002260
2001256
2000267
1999288
1998314
1997297
1996267
1995256
1994257
1993230
1992204
1991197
1990182
1989164
1988145
1987142
1986133
1985130
1984126
1983135
1982142
1981160
1980151
1979142
1978133
1977139
1976143
1975162
1974159
1973147
1972125
197198
197076
1969102
1968144
1967151
1966155
1965169
1964156
1963166
1962159
1961172
1960170
1959203
1958229
1957222
1956217
1955222
1954231
1953259
1952257
1951246
1950250
1949264
1948274
1947285
1946319
1945301
1944304
1943375
1942342
1941375
1940378
1939328
1938352
1937847
1936806
19291752
19271825
19151629

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Louisiana243
Arkansas275
West Virginia287
Missouri298
Minnesota313
Maryland335
Utah375
Mississippi388
Michigan388
Nevada394
Pennsylvania401
New Mexico406
Indiana441
Colorado448
Ohio466
Oklahoma496
Virginia504
Illinois509
South Carolina517
Arizona520
Wisconsin525
Kentucky527
New Jersey529
Tennessee533
Georgia538
Texas564
Oregon569
California580
New York587
Alabama656
Florida659
North Carolina759
Washington879

Even more about Lance


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Lance a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Lance?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1970
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Lance
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 3,315
Letter count 5
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1915
2012 births +495

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