What does Chantal mean?
Chantal [chan-tal] as a girls' 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 religion 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 variants: 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▼, Shantae, Shantal, Shantalle, Shantay, Shantel▼, Shantell, Shantelle, Shaunda, Shaunta, Shauntell, Shawnda, Shawnta, Shawntile, Shawntille, Shonda▼, Shonta, Shontel and Shontelle.Creative forms:
(female) Catal, Chanca, ..
(male) Chanal, Chanto, .. Middle name pairings:
Chantal Caydence (C.C.), ..
How popular is Chantal?
Chantal is a very popular first name for women (#1422 out of 4276, Top 33%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Chantal was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its top rank of #553 in the U.S. in the year 1990, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Shaunda, Shantelle, Shantell, Shaunta, Shawnda, Shonta, Shonda, Shawnta, Shantel, Shantal, Chantel, Chante, Chantay, Chantell, Chantelle, Shantae and Shanda are the prominent related forms of Chantal. These relations of Chantal were favored as birth names 3 decades ago (usage of 0.1%).
Chantal▼ is alike in pronunciation to Shantahl, Shawntel and Shontal. Other recommended names are Canna, Cantara, Chaanah, Chabah, Chalia, Chana▲, Chanach, Chanae, Chanah, Chanda▼, Chandana, Chandara, Chandel, Chandlar, Chandra▼, Chandy, Chanee, Chanel, Chanele, Chanell, Chanelle, Chanha, Chani, Chania, Chaniach, Chanice, Chanina, Chaninah, Chanise, Chaniya, Chaniyah, Channa, Channah, Channell, Chantrea, Chanya, Chanyah, Chapell, Chappel, Chara, Charell, Charil, Charill (see Charlotte), Charita, Charla, Charma, Charmar, Charty, Charyl, Chasta, Chastin, Chasty, Chattie, Chava, Chaya▲, Chenay, Chiana, Chianna, China, Chita, Christal▼, Chrystal▼, Chyna▼, Chynna, Ciana, Cianna, Cindal, Cristal▼, Crystal▼, Cyanea, Shanta and Shantai. These names tend to be less commonly used than Chantal.See names in meaning and etymology.