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Chantal 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 honour 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.
Baby names that sound like Chantal are Chandel, Shontal and Shantahl.
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Popularity of Chantal
Chantal is a very popular first name for women (#1422 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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