What does Channing mean?
Channing /chan-ning/ as a boys' name is pronounced CHAN-een. It is of English and Old French origin, and the meaning of Channing is "young wolf; official of the church". Occupational name. Related to Cannon, and possibly "canal" (Old French).
Channing▲ has 1 more relation via Cannon: Kanon.Kreatif forms: Channingco, Chanring, Cochanning. [more]
How popular is Channing?
Channing is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#39304 out of 150436, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Channing for boys. Channing was first listed in 1990 and reached its highest rank of #514 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is at #689 presently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
The only other prominent alternative form of Channing (#689 2 years ago) is Cannon (#543 2 years ago). These relations of Channing were at the height of their popularity in 2012 (usage of 0.479%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.384%, ▼19.8%). Cannon is more ubiquitous than the rest, although Channing appears to be becoming a favorite too. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Channing and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)