What does Canon mean?
Canon [canon] as a name for boys is a French name, and the meaning of the name Canon is "young wolf; official of the church". Canon is an alternate spelling of Cannon (French): occupational name. Canon is also a form of Channing (English, Old French).
Associated with: wolf.
Canon has 1 variant: Kanon.Creative forms:
(male) Cancon, Conon, ..
(female) Canian, Cansan, .. Middle name pairings:
Canon Anakin (C.A.), ..
How popular is Canon?
Canon is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#11924 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Canon was first listed in 2002 and reached its peak position of #1353 in the U.S. in 2014, and is currently at #1760. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Canon (#1760 the previous year) are Cannon (#588 the previous year), Channing (#784) and Kanon (#1368). Usage of these relations of Canon was widespread less than a decade ago (adoption of 0.06%) and is almost as conventional today (adoption 0.05%, ▼13%). Cannon is the most contemporarily stylish birth name in this compilation.
Canon is alike in pronunciation to Cannan, Canyon, Conan, Kannan, Kannen, Kannon▲, Keenon, Kenan, Kennon and Kenyon▼. Other suggested similar names are Amnon, Arnon, Cadoc, Cadon, Cadyn, Caeo, Cahan, Cain▲, Caio, Calan, Camdon, Camron▼, Caron, Cason▲, Cato, Caxton, Caydon, Chanan, Chano, Chanok, Claron, Cleon, Conn, Conor, Dajon, Dalon, Danon, Danton, Daron, Davon▼, Eamon, Eaton, Einon, Eynon, Faron, Garon, Hacon, Hadon, Hanson, Haron, Jadon▼, Jamon, Janson, Javon, Kadon, Ladon, Lajon, Lakon, Landon▲, Lavon, Mabon, Manton, Mason▲, Navon, Paxon, Ramon▼, Saxon, Shanon, Tannon, Tanson, Tanton, Taron, Tavon, Tynon and Zenon. These names tend to be more commonly used than Canon.See names in meaning and etymology.