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Gender: male
Pronunciation: CHAY-se
Meaning: huntsman; hunter
Related Names: Chaise, Chance, Charles, Chasse, Chayse, Chaz, Chess

Length: 5 Gender: {{#if male



Rank in 2000s: 78


Name: chase Origin: English,,, Old French,, Meaning (no case): huntsman; hunter



The name Chase became popular during the early middle ages, when hunting parties came into light as social activities instead of necessities. It was not uncommon for lords and ladies to have week-long hunts, during which there were extreme feasts and plenty of drinking, and a man was measured by his hunting skills. The name is not affiliated with any particular religion; however, it was extremely popular among Roman Catholics during that time. Women were never named Chase - although they frequently participated in social hunts, the name was reserved for the males.


When industry began to take over the world and hunting lost some of it's glamour, the name Chase almost completely disappeared from the history books, except when used as a last name. After more than a century, the name has resurfaced - again as a first name - and now it's used for either gender.


Since Chase is also used as a verb in everyday language, there are many popular television series and books that use it as a part of their titles; however, as far as people go, there are relatively few who claim the name.

One of the main male characters in the horror flick "Resident Evil: Extinction" is named Chase, played by pop culture icon Linden Ashby.


  • Chase was an Autobot in the cartoon series Transformers. His character was a courageous braggart with amazing radar capabilities, which often led him into trouble.
  • The global financing firm J.P. Morgan Chase has served in international business for decades - and with assets hovering around $1.5 billion, it stands to reason that they'll be a heavy hitter for years to come.
  • Chase Food Company, an organic food wholesaler based in Atlanta, Georgia, sells healthy marinades and dressings to restaurants and retailers all over the United States and Canada.
  • An upscale restaurant named Chase, in the heart of Lebanon, has been catering gourmet cuisine since 1977 to the most discriminating guests. They've already got two locations worthy of five stars, and more are "on the table."
  • The town of Chase, Wisconsin, has borne the name since 1890. It's now a cozy community that has grown exponentially compared to it's beginnings - the only way to get to it was by horse trail until the beginning of the 20th century.


  • Chevy Chase, actor and comedian. Chase, (who, incidentally, chose to change his first name from Cornelius to Chevy) has been popular for decades, making movie after uproarious movie in his National Lampoon series. Chase was born on October 8, 1943, and continues to make people laugh to this day.
  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation spent quite a few man hours searching for John Paul Chase (December 26, 1901 - October 5, 1973). He was a liquor smuggler who joined the Dillinger gang in Chicago; eventually his life of crime came to a grinding halt - he was first imprisoned for twenty years in Alcatraz, and from there moved to Leavenworth. When he was eligible for parole in 1966 (after 29 years behind bars) he moved to California and lived out the rest of his life as a custodian.


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Author: Angie Papple

Facts about ChaseRDF feed
Gender male  +
Length 5  +
Meaning huntsman; hunter  +
Meaningnc huntsman; hunter  +
Name chase  +
Origin English  +, and Old French  +
Popularity 1  +
Pronunciation CHAY-se  +
Rank in 2000s 78  +
Related Chaise  +, Chance  +, Charles  +, Chasse  +, Chayse  +, Chaz  +, and Chess  +
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