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 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 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, Top 33%) 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. Chantal reached its highest rank of #553 in the U.S. in 1990. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Chantal and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Shantel, Shantell, Shonda, Shanda, Chantelle, Chante, Chantel and Chantal. (2014 statistics).