Meaning and name origin
Channing \ch(a)-nni-ng\ as a boy's 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 is not a popular first name for males but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#44271 out of 88799, Top 50%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Channing for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Channing and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Cannon (#543) and Channing (#689). (2014 statistics).