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What does Chantal mean?

Chantal \ch(an)-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".


Variations

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.


Popularity

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. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Chantal for girls. Chantal was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its top rank of #553 in the U.S. in the year 1990, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Chantal name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Chantal and corresponding names. Shantel, Shantell, Shonda, Shanda, Chantelle, Chante and Chantel are the prominent related forms of Chantal. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity in the year 1990 (usage of 0.2338%) and have become significantly less popular since, with forms such as Chantel, Chantal, Chantelle, Shanda and Shonda falling out of style. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Chantal, Chante, Chantel, Chantelle, Shanda, Shantel, Shantell, Shonda in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Chantal is alike in pronunciation to Shantahl and Shontal. Another recommended similar baby name is Chandel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Chantal.

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