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Meaning and name origin
Chantal \ch(an)-tal\ as a girl's name is pronounced shahn-TAL. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Chantal is "stone". From "cantal". It was originally given in honor of Saint Jeanne-Françoise de Chantal (17th-century), a woman of great piety who adopted a strict religious life and founded an order of nuns, the Vistandines, devoted at first to charity and later to teaching and devotion to Jesus. The name has come to be associated with French "chant" meaning "song".
Chantal has 73 variant forms: Chandal, Chanta, Chantaal, Chantae, Chantael, Chantai, Chantale, Chantall, Chantalle, Chantara, Chantarai, Chantasia, Chantay, Chantaye, Chante, Chantea, Chanteau, Chantee, Chanteese, Chantel, Chantela, Chantele, Chantell, Chantella, Chantelle, Chanter, Chantey, Chantez, Chantiel, Chantielle, Chantil, Chantila, Chantill, Chantille, Chantle, Chantoya, Chantra, Chantrel, Chantrell, Chantrelle, Chantress, Chantri, Chantrice, Chantriel, Chantrill, Chaunta, Chauntay, Chaunte, Chauntel, Chauntell, Chauntelle, Chawntelle, Chonda, Chontel, Shanda, Shantal, Shantae, Shantalle, Shantay, Shantel, Shantell, Shantelle, Shaunda, Shaunta, Shauntell, Shawnda, Shawnta, Shawntile, Shawntille, Shonda, Shonta, Shontel and Shontelle.
Chantal is a very popular first name for females (#1422 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Chantal for girls (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Chantal and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Chantal, Chante, Chantel, Chantelle, Shanda, Shantel, Shantell and Shonda. (2015 statistics).
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