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What does Cannon mean?

Cannon /can-non/ as a boys' name is of French origin, and the meaning of Cannon is "official of the church". Occupational name. Not related to firearms.

Associated with: occupational.


Cannon has 2 variants: Canon and Kanon.

Related boy names: Canning and Channing.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Canin, Carnon, ..

(female) Cancon, Cannonney, ..

How popular is Cannon?

Cannon is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#436 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Cannon for boys. Cannon was first listed in 1994 and reached its highest position of #519 in the U.S. in 2011, and is at #543 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Popular variation forms of Cannon (#543 in 2014) are Canon (#1353 in 2014), Channing (#689) and Kanon (#1789). Usage of these relations of Cannon was well-received 2 years ago (average #1113) and has remained as conventional to this day (#1093, 5%). Cannon and Channing are two of the more fashionable boy names in this compilation.

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

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

Similar Names


Cannon is pronounced similarly to Cannan, Canyon, Conan, Kannan, Kannen, Kannon, Keenon, Kennan, Kennon and Kenyon. Other recommended names are Brannon, Cadon, Caidon, Camdon, Camron, Cardon, Caron, Carson, Cason, Caxton, Caydon, Chanan, Channon, Conlon, Connor, Danno, Danon, Danton, Gannon, Hannan, Hanno, Hanson, Janson, Landon, Mannton (see Manton), Manton, Randon, Sanson, Shannon, Tannan, Tannen, Tannin, Tannon, Tanson, Tanton and Yanno. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cannon.