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What does Canning mean?

Canning Pronunciation of Canning [can-ning] as a boys' name is of French origin, and the meaning of Canning is "official of the church". Occupational name. Variant of Cannon.

Associated with: occupational.


Canning has 1 variant: Cannan.

Affiliated boy name: Channing.

1 more relation via Cannon: Canon.

Creative forms:
(male) Carning, Coning, ..

(female) Canlin, Cannie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Canning Yandel (C.Y.), ..

How popular is Canning?

Canning is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#8010 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Cannon (#588 via latest list), Channing (#784) and Canon (#1760) are the prominent varying forms of Canning (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Canning was widespread 3 years ago (adoption of 0.06%) and is almost as conventional today (adoption 0.04%, 24.5%). Cannon has historically been preferred by parents. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cannon, Canon, Channing in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Canning and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Banning, Caidin, Cailin, Cain, Caine, Calvin, Calvino, Camdin, Canbie, Candide, Candido, Canice, Canyon, Cardin, Carlin, Carling, Carmin, Carmine, Carmino, Catlin, Caydin, Channon, Conlin, Connie, Darring, Harding, Hasting, Henning, Lansing, Manning, Mannyng, Masling (see Maslin), Tannin and Waring. These names tend to be more frequently used than Canning.

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