Rance name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Rance mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Rance

User Submitted Origins

Filipino (Philippines)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Hawaii, U.S. says the name Rance means "Shield".
  2. A submission from Singapore says the name Rance means "My dad said said that im strong and able to defend myself" and is of Filipino (Philippines) origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Rance
  1. A prop or shore.(Scot)
  2. A round between the legs of a chair; also called a spreader.

Etymology: Etymol. uncertain


Old French ranche, from Latin ramex, ramus.

  1. A type of coloured marble from Belgium. Rance is red and often has white or blue graining.
  2. (Scotland) A prop or shore.
  3. A round or spreader between the legs of a chair.

rance was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons Named Rance

Notable Persons Named Rance

Rance Howard

Rance Howard is an actor. He has been prominent since 1956. Rance was given the name Harold Rance Beckenholdt on November 17th, 1928 in Duncan, Oklahoma, U.S.


LoveRance is a musician. LoveRance was given the name Rance Love Oliver II on September 6th, 1989.

Rance Mulliniks

Rance Mulliniks is a baseball player. Rance was born on January 15th, 1956 in Tulare, California.

Rance Pless

Rance Pless is a baseball player. Rance was born on December 6th, 1925 in Greeneville, Tennessee.

Rance Hood

Rance was born in Lawton, Oklahoma.

Rance Allen


Notable Persons With the Last Name Rance

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rance

Alex Rance

Alex was born on October 9th, 1989.

Murray Rance

Murray was born on January 25th, 1962.

Jean-Armand Le Bouthillier De Rance

Jean-Armand was born on January 9th, 1626 in Paris. He breathed his last breath on October 27th, 1700.

Sir Hubert Elvin Rance

Sir Hubert Elvin Rance is an administrator of the government.

Dean Rance

Dean Rance is a soccer player for the Ebbsfleet United F.C., Gillingham F.C., Maidstone United F.C., Bishop's Stortford F.C., and Dover Athletic F.C. Dean was born on September 24th, 1991 in Maidstone, England.

Charlie Rance

Charlie Rance was a soccer player for the Clapton F.C., Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Derby County F.C., Queens Park Rangers F.C., and Guildford City F.C. Charlie was born on February 28th, 1889 in Bow, England. He breathed his last breath in 1966.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rance U.S.
  White 61.34% 64.26%
  African American 31.45% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.82% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.51% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rance

People with the last name Rance are most frequently White or African American

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Rance

  • How Popular is the name Rance? Rance is the 5,447th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rance was the 25,751st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rance have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,934 babies born with the first name Rance in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rance to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rance? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Rance first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rance is Wednesday, March 27th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Rance born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rance was in 1962 with a total of 57 babies.
  • Random Rance Factoid: According to the 1962 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rance is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 10 babies in Texas have the same name in 1962.
  • Weird things about the name Rance: The name spelled backwards is Ecnar. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Caren. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rance? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 957 people with the last name Rance.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rance? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rance as their last name since less than 1 person in 313k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Rance name meaning

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