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Etymology & Historical Origin - Chase
Chase is the transferred use of an English surname derived from an occupation name. The English borrowed the word from the Old French “chace” signifying “a hunt, a pursuit” from the verb “chacier” meaning “to hunt, strive for, pursue, ride quickly”. Just like Hunter, Chase or Chace were surnames given to men whose occupation was to hunt animals; or else derived from a nickname given to a skilled huntsman. Hunter appeared first as a surname in the early 12th century; Chace followed about two hundred years later in the 14th century. As a masculine given name, both Chase are Chace are much more modern and distinct to North America (the U.S. and Canada) and Australia.
Popularity of the Name Chase
Chase first entered America’s popularity charts as a boy’s name in 1972, but by no means was it considered popular at that time. The name experienced its first most significant jump in usage from 1981 to 1982; the year a highly-viewed primetime drama “Falcon Crest” debuted in which American audiences were introduced to the wealthy handsome central character, Chase Gioberti. The name Chase has persisted in popularity and finally achieved Top 100 standing in 1995. His peak popularity came in 2009 when Chase was ranked #61 across the country. The name imbues a sense of financial success, thanks to the banking conglomerate Chase Manhattan. The young actor, Chace Crawford (yes, with a “c”), is likely to further inculcate the name into the minds of his young fans and future mothers.
Popularity of the Boy Name Chase
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Chase
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Chase
Chase We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Chase.
Popular Songs on Chase
Chase - a song by Leona Naess
Chase - a song by Rage
Chase - a song by Giorgio Moroder
Children's Books on the Baby Name Chase
Chase - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character with the first name Chase.
Famous People Named Chase
Famous People Named Chase - Chace Crawford (actor)
Children of Famous People Named Chase
Famous People who Named their Child Chase - Larry King (TV personality); Tionne Watkins (aka T-Boz, singer)
Chase - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Chase - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Chase.
Personality of the Boy Name Chase
The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.
Variations of the Baby Name - Chase