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What does Chantel mean?

Chantel Pronunciation of Chantel [chantel] as a name for girls is an Old French name, and Chantel means "stone". Chantel is an alternate form of Chantal (Old French): from "cantal".

Associated with: stone (rock).


Chantel has 27 variants: Chantaal, Chantael, Chantale, Chantall, Chantele, Chantell, Chantelle, Chantiel, Chantielle, Chantil, Chantill, Chantille, Chantle, Chauntel, Chauntell, Chauntelle, Chawntelle, Chontel, Shantal, Shantel, Shantell, Shantelle, Shauntell, Shawntile, Shawntille, Shontel and Shontelle.

33 more related forms via Chantal: Chandal, Chanta, Chantae, Chantai, Chantalle, Chantara, Chantay, Chantaye, Chante, Chantea, Chanteau, Chantee, Chanteese, Chantela, Chantella, Chanter, Chantey, Chantez, Chantila, Chantoya, Chantra, Chantrel, Chantrell, Chantrelle, Chantress, Chantri, Chantriel, Chantrill, Chaunta, Chauntay, Chaunte, Shantae and Shantay.

Creative forms:
(female) Chatel, Ciatel, ..

(male) Chanden, Chaner, ..

Middle name pairings:
Chantel Winter (C.W.), ..

How popular is Chantel?

Chantel is a very prominent first name for females (#1126 out of 4276, Top 26%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Chantel was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its apex position of #362 in the U.S. in 1990, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chantel name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Chantel are Shantal, Shantel, Shantell, Shantelle, Shantae, Chantelle, Chantay, Chante, Chantell and Chantal. Other forms, like Chantill, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Chantel reached its apex in the year 1990 (average #1205), but now, versions such as Chantel have become somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chantel, Chantal, Chantay, Chante, Chantell in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chantelle, Shantae, Shantal, Shantel, Shantell, Shantelle in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Chantel is alike in pronunciation to Shantahl, Shawntel and Shontal. Other recommended names are Caitey, Candee, Candela, Carel, Cariel, Carmel, Catee (see Kate), Chader, Chainey, Chana, Chanach, Chanae, Chanah, Chanda, Chandel, Chandelle, Chandler, Chandra, Chandy, Chanee, Chanel, Chanele, Chanell, Chanelle, Chaney, Chanha, Chani, Chania, Chanice, Chanina, Chaniya, Channell, Chantrea, Chanya, Chanyah, Chapell, Chappel, Chappell, Charela (see Harela), Charell, Charie, Charil, Charill (see Charlotte), Charitee (see Charity), Charle, Charley, Charrela (see Harela), Charty, Chassey, Chasta, Chastin, Chastney, Chattie, Chayney, Chel, Christel, Chrystel, Chyanne, Cindel, Crystel, Cyanea, Ehtel, Janel, Janiel, Shakeel, Shandel, Shanel, Shannel, Shante, Shantee, Shantey and Sharel. These names tend to be less frequently used than Chantel.

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