The French variation of the Latin name Chauncey, which means “chancellor,” although the word itself is more associated with luck or fortune. As in, “We’re taking a chance on becoming parents and we hope to not mess it up completely.”


Pretty much just Chance.

Famous people named Chance:

Rapper (obviously) Chance the Rapper; baseball players Chance Ruffin and Chance Sanford; YouTuber Chance Sutton; cartoonist Chance Browne.

Fun fact:

The dog narrating the family film Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey is named Chance.

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