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Chancellor isn't the most common baby name, but it's on the rise. It's got a distinguished feel and can symbolize leadership or royalty. It also comes with a super popular nickname. Pair it with a classic or modern middle name.

Meaning of the name Chancellor:

English: Head of state, office holder

Origin of the name Chancellor:

Chancellor is an English word and occupational name that's used to describe someone in government or leadership. The chancellor may be a head of state, head of a university, or some other type of office holder.

Symbolism of the name Chancellor:

Because of its meaning as a word or occupational name, Chancellor may be symbolic of leadership or someone who is in charge.

Style of the name Chancellor:


Gender of the name Chancellor:

Chancellor is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Chancellor:


Number of syllables in the name Chancellor:


Emotion evoked from the name Chancellor:

The baby name Chancellor evokes images of someone who is strong and determined.

Alternative spellings for the name Chancellor:

  • Chancelor
  • Chanceller
  • Chancillor

Nicknames for the name Chancellor:

Popularity of the name Chancellor:

According to the Social Security Administration, Chancellor has never been a top 1,000 baby name in the United States.

Related names for the name Chancellor:

Great middle names for Chancellor and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Chancellor:

  • John Chancellor “Chauncey” Olcott (actor and singer)
  • Chancellor (South Korean musician)

Chancellors in popular culture: