What does Cannon mean?
Cannon /can-non/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of French origin, and the meaning of Cannon is "official of the church". Occupational name. Not related to firearms.
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. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Cannon for boys. Cannon was first listed in 2003 and reached its highest position of #519 in the U.S. in 2011, and is at #543 currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
The only other popular variation form of Cannon (#543 in 2014) is Channing (#689 in 2014). Adoption of these boy names reached its most widespread in 2012 (usage of 0.479%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.384%, ▼19.8%). Cannon (#543) and Channing (#689) are two of the more fashionable boy names in this compilation, with Channing having a rebound in usage. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Cannon and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Cannon▲ is pronounced similarly to Cannan, Canyon, Kannan, Kannen, Kannon and Kennon. Other recommended similar baby names are Channon, Gannon▲ and Tannon. Like Cannon, these names are not frequently used.