The name Vance was first used in Irish and English and was derived from the Old English word fenn. It was originally used as a name for people who lived near marshland. For this reason, Vance can be translated to "marshland" or "thresher." Although the name was quite popular during the 1960s, its popularity has since declined.
Similar Names: Vanse, Van
Famous Vance Names: Vance D. Brand (NASA astronaut), Vance Packard (journalist)