chance girl

First name origin & meaning:

Old French: A church official or chancellor

First name variations: Chauncey, Chansellor, Chanseler, Chaunce, Chanse, Chantz, Chanze, Choncey

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: from Old French chea(u)nce ‘(good) fortune’ (a derivative of cheoir ‘to fall (out)’, Latin cadere), a nickname for an inveterate gambler, for someone considered fortunate or well favored, or perhaps for someone who had survived an accident by a remarkable piece of luck.
  2. Americanized form of German Tschantz or Schantz.

Famous people who gave their babies this name: Sean Combs, Larry King

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