What does Chanel mean?
From a French occupational name and surname for pipe fitters and manufacturers. Contemporary usage may be due to the influence of the legendary fashion designer Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel (1883-1971), and a number of famous perfumes. Also the name of a 14th-century French missionary saint.
Affiliated girl name: Ciara.Kreatif forms: Chanella, Chanellia, Chenel. [more]
How popular is Chanel?
Chanel is a very prominent first name for females (#1432 out of 4276, Top 33%) and a slightly less prominent last name for both adults and children (#112967 out of 150436, Top 75%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Chanel for girls. Chanel was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its top rank of #382 in the U.S. in the year 1991, and is currently at #633. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Chanel and affiliated names. Ciara (#673 2 years ago), Shanelle, Shanell and Chanelle are the popular related forms of Chanel (#633 2 years ago) listed in the Top 1000. Usage of these forms of Chanel was at its apex in the year 1991 (usage of 0.3006%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.1388%, ▼53.8%), with the form Ciara becoming less fashionable. Ciara has historically been popular among parents, though Chanel is now the preferred form. (2014 Birth Statistics)