Vance name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Vance

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Mississippi, U.S. says the name Vance means "The name Vance means 'High' or 'Someone who lives near a marsh.'" and is of English origin.
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From a Southern English dialectal form of Old English fenn (“marsh, bog”).

  1. A habitational surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname, of mostly American usage.

Notable Persons Named Vance

Notable Persons Named Vance

Vance Joy

Vance Joy is an indie pop, indie folk, and contemporary r&b musician. He has been prominent since 2013. Vance was given the name James Gabriel Keogh on December 1st, 1987 in Melbourne.

Vance DeGeneres

Vance DeGeneres is an actor, singer, and film producer. He was most prominent from 1993 to present. Vance was given the name Vance Elliott DeGeneres by his parent Betty DeGeneres on September 2nd, 1954 in New Orleans.

Vance Joseph

Vance Joseph is an athlete. Vance was born on September 30th, 1972 in Marrero, Louisiana.

Vance Astro

Vance Astro is a comics character.

Pinto Colvig

Pinto Colvig was an actor, voice actor, newspaper cartoonist, circus performer, animator, and voice acting. His most notable accomplishments were from 1925 to 1965. Pinto was given the name Vance DeBar Colvig on September 11th, 1892 in Jacksonville, Oregon. He died on October 3rd, 1967.

Vance Packard

Vance Packard was an american journalist, social critic, and author. Vance was born on May 22nd, 1914 in Granville Summit, Pennsylvania. He died on December 12th, 1996.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Vance

Notable Persons With the Last Name Vance

Courtney B. Vance

Courtney B. Vance is an actor. He was most active from 1983 to 1983. Courtney was given the name Courtney Bernard Vance on March 12th, 1960 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Vivian Vance

Vivian Vance was an actress and singer. She has been prominent since 1933. Vivian was given the name Vivian Roberta Jones on July 26th, 1909 in Cherryvale, Kansas, US. She left this life on August 17th, 1979.

Chris Vance

Chris Vance is an actor. His career lasted from 1998 to 1998. Chris was given the name George Christopher Vance on December 30th, 1971 in Paddington. Chris is also known as Vance and George Christopher.

Foy Vance

Foy Vance is an alternative rock and folk music musician. He has had major accomplishments since 2006. Foy was born in Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland.

Danitra Vance

Danitra Vance was a comedian and actress. She was most prominent from 1972 to 1994. Danitra was born on July 13th, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Danitra is also known as Dan Vance. She passed away on August 21st, 1994.

Cyrus Vance

Cyrus Vance was a United States Secretary of State, United States Secretary of the Army, and United States Deputy Secretary of Defense. His military service ended in 1946. Cyrus was born on March 27th, 1917 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, U.S. He passed away on January 12th, 2002.

  • Jack Vance
  • Ashlee Vance
  • Tommy Vance
    Radio Personality
  • Zebulon Baird Vance
    Office Holder
  • Jr. Cyrus Vance
    New York County District Attorney
  • Dazzy Vance
    Baseball Player
  • Jr. Leon Robert Vance
    Military Person
  • Joseph Vance
  • Jeffrey Vance
    Film Historian
  • Sarah S. Vance
    Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Patricia H. Vance
  • Joyce White Vance
    U.S. Attorney for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • Samuel B. H. Vance
  • Robert Vance
    Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives for Buncombe

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Vance U.S.
  White 81.62% 64.26%
  African American 12.88% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.55% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.65% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.86% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.44% 16.26%

Of Last Name Vance

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Vance

  • What name lists does Vance rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Vance? Vance is the 1,533rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Vance was the 737th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Vance have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 25,789 babies born with the first name Vance in the United States. That's more than enough people named Vance to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Vance? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Vance first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vance is Sunday, September 28th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Vance born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vance was in 1969 with a total of 556 babies.
  • Random Vance Factoid: According to the 1921 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Vance is not a popular baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, only 9 babies in South Carolina have the same name in 1921.
  • Weird things about the name Vance: The name spelled backwards is Ecnav. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Cenva. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Vance? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 47,324 people with the last name Vance.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Vance? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 16 of them will have Vance as their last name.
  • Vance name meaning

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