Vance feels tough to pin down. Is it classic? Country? Cool? Or maybe all of the above.
Thanks to Rhiannon for requesting our Baby Name of the Day.
Vance: Quiet Classic
It’s easy to make the case that this name counts as a classic. It’s appeared in the US Top 1000 every single year, save for 1882, 1998, and 2000. As of 2017, Vance ranked a rare, but respectable, #838.
That puts this name in good company, steadily used over the decades, and tough to peg to a single era.
Vance: Subtle Nature Name
It comes from the Old English word fenn. We still use the word fen today to refer to a type of wetland, sometimes called a marsh or bog.