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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Vance
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Vance in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Vance:
Records indicate that 23,540 boys in the United States have been named Vance since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1969, when 555 people in the U.S. were given the name Vance. Those people are now 50 years old.
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Comments about the name Vance
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36 Positive Comments
"My sons name is Vance! And so funny to read comments as I see he is not the only Vance Anthony. Anthony is my dads middle name so we passed it one. We love the name and he loves it too as no one at school has that name. Our youngest is Ethan. So we went from an uncommon name to number 1 for that year. Go figure." Dec. 16, 2019:
"Vance is such a cool name and i'm glad to have it as my first name partly because theres no one else i know named Vance and that definitely makes the last name easier and sometimes you are just gonna get called Vince. I love my name." Mar. 18, 2019:
"I had an uncle that suggested the name Vance when I was born in June of 1950. Family always called me Van and that stuck until I graduated high school and went to college when I started using the full name. I have been called Vince, Lance, Dan, and even Sam a few times on the phone. I have met two others with the same name and saw a police officer on the news once, first name Vance. I like the name and I'm glad it's unique without being weird. My wife also has a unique name, Marla." May. 4, 2018:
"My name's Vance I like it, also like fact never really need to bother with last name for certain things as I've only ever meet 1 other and he lives in a different country. I do get called Lance or Vince from time to time. People always comment on my name, want to know where it comes from etc" Oct. 17, 2014:
"I was named Vance Anthony in 1961. I live in the UK and know of only 1 other Vance. He was born in the same hospital as us, but a few days later. He is one of a twin like me and his parents copied my mum in naming them Vincent and Vance. Growing up our paths only crossed once, when the police called to re.arrest him for breaking his bail terms! They knocked on my door as he lived on my street, when they asked around if anyone knew were Vance lived, people pointed them my way. Now have a grandson with Vance as a middle name. All in all I love my name and people always remember it....." Apr. 25, 2014:
"Vance Thomas is my son's name. I yelled it at the CVS Pharmacy lady when she inquired 'whats the name' (who's rx i was waiting for). She got right on the case." Aug. 1, 2012:
"I named my son Vance Michael 8/3/11 everyone loves it!" Jan. 15, 2012:
"We're going to name our son Vance Bernard...can't find a stronger name than that...I love it!" Dec. 28, 2011:
"born in 87 with the name vance
no idea how my parents came up with it, didnt ask
its often misprounced as lance / vince and strangely enough over the phone think i say dan" Jul. 15, 2011:
"My parents gave it to me in 1957. It's my middle name but i have the same first name as my dad they called. me Vance. My grandfather had the same so I was number two. It was originally a family name in one branch of the family but for tradition it got moved to a first name.
I've only met two people in my life with a first name Vance. One was my uncle and th e second was someone I worked with awhile back.
I'm living in Switzerland right now and everyone has trouble with it at the beginning but they don't forget that it's different!" Feb. 20, 2011:
"We have been struggling with finding a boy's name - I'm due in May. My husband likes very traditional names and I like more unique names, but I may actually have him convinced on this one. I think this name sounds strong and unique and I'm glad to hear from people named Vance who like their name." Jan. 25, 2011:
"My middle name is Vance, and I think it is pretty awesome. I was given the name after my Grandma's brother, who was a WWII fighter pilot and hero. I am very honored to have this be part of my name." Dec. 2, 2010:
"I'm naming my son Vanson-- "Vance" for short. I'm super excited!!!" Dec. 1, 2010:
"I was named Vance by my father in 1970 which was the peak of the name. I believe I was named after a character Elvis played in a movie. I didn't like the name growing up in a catholic community because I had a tough time finding a patron saint. I have loved the name ever since because of the uniqunes. I sometimes get called VInce,Lance or Dan." Sep. 12, 2010:
"My first grandchild is named Vance and he's so gorgeous and sweet natured. I knew only one other Vance growing up and he was the best looking guy around plus had such a great personality! Needless to say I'd give the name a perfect 10." Aug. 19, 2010:
"My mother named me in 1972 in what looks like the peak of the trend. This would coincide with a pop song that my mother took the name from. I wish she could remember the name of the song. I might have heard it once, but I'm not sure. having a uniquer name is fantastic." Jul. 29, 2010:
"we named our son, born in 2008, vance because no other name really spoke to us like this one" Jun. 23, 2010:
"I named my son Vance in 2005. I love it and still think it rocks! I would never choose to shorten it to Van. No need to! I have never known another Vance (and like it that way), but a couple of peers have told me they went to school with a Vance. That would be in the eighties." Apr. 20, 2010:
"If i ever have a baby boy, i'm planning on naming him this, unless another name comes to mind by then :)" Apr. 11, 2010:
"My name is Vance and I have set up a Group MY NAME IS VANCE on Facebook.
Why not join the group of your name is Vance" Jan. 24, 2010:
"We had a little boy this past October and named him Vance Anthony and call him Van for short. My husband and I love it, and neither of us have ever met anyone by that name. I didn't want him to be in school with 10 other Vance's, we wanted unique and strong and that's what we have. We've gotten alot of mixed reviews on the name, it had to grow on our families for sure. And most people who asked what we named him either said they loved it or just smiled and nodded. But we think it's great!" Nov. 28, 2009:
"My middle name is Vance, but because I'm a Jr., it is the name I have always gone by. Often people comment about it being unique or unusual, and they seem to like it. I do get called Lance, or Vince quite a bit. If people are having trouble understanding my name, I just tell them, "it's like DANCE, but with a "V". I have to say that I enjoy my name, because it is not a name you hear very often." Nov. 20, 2009:
"We are naming our baby boy this in October- and we love the name and appreciate that it's unique, yet not strange- there won't be 5 of them in his kindergarten class, but it's pronounceable." Jul. 4, 2009:
"I named my son this Nov 11 2008. It is a family name. My husbands middle and his mothers maiden name." Jan. 6, 2009:
"Vance is my middle name and it has served me well for 38 years. Unusual yet familiar." Jan. 6, 2009:
"i am naming my son this, its such astong, unique name and we love" Jan. 5, 2009:
"My name is Vance and i have never met anyone else with the same first name. Most people compliment me on it and i appreciate a different yet still plausible name" Nov. 14, 2008:
"We named our son Vance. It is a strong name and people seem to like it. It is a unique name." Oct. 22, 2008:
"In the book I am writing, I named one of the main characters Vance" Aug. 22, 2007:
"We named our 2nd son Vance (2002). It's such a strong name. It fits him perfectly and everyone loves it." Apr. 10, 2007:
"I named my little boy Vance Anthony. He was born Sept 30, 2006. I get a lot of compliments on it. I like the fact that it is different, but not too weird. It's one sylabol, that's very masculine. I think it will become more popular over the next decade." Jan. 19, 2007:
"vance is my grandfathers name and i blessed my son with the name . i love this name is handsome and strong." Oct. 9, 2006:
"it's my last name; people usually pronounce it correctly." Sep. 20, 2006:
"my brother's name was Vance, and I really like this name" Jul. 23, 2006:
"yes my names vance and its sweet, no1 i kno has it. it is sometimes mispronounced with lance or vince but it has to be the best name ever, email [email protected] if your names is also vance, i have never met anyone with the name b4" Dec. 11, 2005:
"Vance is my first name. It is frequently mispronounced over the phone but I have little trouble in person. I have never met anyone with the same name." Aug. 4, 2005:
6 Neutral Comments
"My first name is Vance. I go by Van with friends but I will always be Vance to my family. I?ve met two other people named Vance and also I applied for a job once and someone else had applied named Vance too but I never met them in person. I like my name, and most people I meet appreciate it?s uniqueness. Sometimes friends and aquantances like to joke with me by rhyming with my name until they can?t think of anything else that rhymes with Vance." Jan. 17, 2018:
"I was named vance in 1968. I have only met one other since then in my area. Other then getting called Vince or Lance at times I like it fine" Oct. 26, 2014:
"My sons's name is Vance. I absolutely adore this name and I know of no one else that has it. I have seen the name on a WWII program on the history channel..." Mar. 18, 2011:
"My name is Vance and I'm 11 years old. I always considered my name to be special because it's not too familiar." Jul. 15, 2009:
"They say it is cool, unusual. I really have met few with the same first name." Feb. 5, 2008:
"i have a friend who is obsessed with this name...i think its ok" Mar. 12, 2006:
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