Other Origin(s):Latin
Meaning:Shield rim; From Laurentum
Rance is a boy’s name of either German or Latin origin. It may be a variant of the ancient Germanic name Rand, meaning “shield rim.” It may also be a shortened form of the Latin name Laurence or Lawrence, meaning “from Laurentum.” Laurentum was an ancient Italian city that got its name from the laurel tree, the leaves of which symbolized victory in the Roman empire. Rance maintained a steady level of popularity from the 1880s right up to 1990, but then saw a sharp decline in use. Why not bring it back for your little one?
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