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What does Chaney mean?

Chaney Pronunciation of Chaney [chaney] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Chaney) is of Middle English and Old French origin, and the meaning of Chaney is "candle maker". Diminutive of Chandler, with the -ey ending making for a more feminine name.

Associated with: candle (fire).


Chaney has 2 variants: Chainey and Chayney.

Creative forms:
(female) Caney, Cianey, ..

(male) Chaan, Chaian, ..

Middle name pairings:
Chaney Kinzley (C.K.), ..

How popular is Chaney?

Chaney is an uncommonly occurring given name for females but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#979 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Chaney entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its top position of #1310 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chaney name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Chaney outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. The only other popular variation form of Chaney is Chandler (#1054 a year ago). Adoption of these relations of Chaney reached its apex 20 years ago (median #1176) and is now significantly lower (#1527, 73%), with the form Chandler going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chaney, Chandler in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Chaney and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Chaney is pronounced similarly to Chaanah, Chana, Chanae, Chanah, Chanee, Chanha, Chaniyah, Channa, Channah, Chanya, Chenay, China, Chyna, Chynna, Shanae, Shanah, Shanay, Shanea, Shanee, Shani, Shania, Shanie, Shanna, Shannea and Shawnee. Other suggested similar names are Bianey, Cadey, Caley, Cameo, Cammy, Candy, Canna, Casey, Catey, Chader, Chandel, Chandy, Chanel, Chanta, Chantay, Chante, Chantee, Chantel, Chanter, Chantey, Chantez, Charee, Charley, Charly, Charty, Chassey, Chassy, Chastney, Chasty, Chayan, Chesney, Chiana, Chianna, Chyanne, Ciana, Cidney, Cinny, Clarey, Connee, Conny, Cyanea, Cydney, Janey, Laney, Shandey, Shandy, Shane, Shanel, Thandey and Thandy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Chaney.

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