What does Chanel mean?
Chanel [chanel] as a girls' name is pronounced sha-NELL. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Chanel is "pipe". 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.Creative forms:
(female) Canel, Cianel, ..
(male) Chage, .. Middle name pairings:
Chanel Michelle (C.M.), ..
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. Demographics)
Chanel was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its top rank of #382 in the U.S. in the year 1991, and is currently at #687. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Ciara (#757 the previous year), Shanelle, Shanell, Shanel, Chanell and Chanelle are the popular related forms of Chanel (#687 the previous year) listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Chanel was at its apex a decade ago (adoption of 0.15%) and is now significantly less (adoption 0.04%, ▼75%), with the form Ciara falling out of fashion.
Chanel is alike in pronunciation to Shannell and Shenell. Other suggested similar names are Camela, Carel, Chabeli, Chader, Chainey, Chana▲, Chanae, Chanah, Chanda▼, Chandal, Chandel, Chandy, Chanee, Chaney, Chanha, Chani, Chania, Channa, Chanta, Chantael, Chantal▼, Chante▼, Chantea, Chantee, Chantel▼, Chantela (see Chantal), Chantele, Chantell, Chanter, Chantey, Chantez, Chantiel, Chantil, Chantle, Chantrel, Chanya, Chapell, Chappel, Charee, Charela (see Harela), Charell, Charil, Charyl, Chauntel, Chavela, Chayney, Chel, Chontel, Cyanea, Janel▼, Shandel, Shane, Shanea, Shanee, Shaney, Shantel▼, Sharel and Zhane▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Chanel.See names in meaning and etymology.