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).
(male) Chanring, Chening, ..
(female) Chansi, Chanwen, ..
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 1960-1969 and reached its highest rank of #514 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is at #689 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Prominent alternative forms of Channing (#689 from current records) are Cannon (#543 from current records) and Canon (#1353). These relations of Channing were at the height of their popularity 2 years ago (usage of 0.1%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.1%, ▼12.3%). Cannon is more ubiquitous than the rest, although Channing appears to be becoming a favorite too.
Suggested similar names are Banning, Caidin, Calvino, Candido, Canice, Cannan, Canyon, Cardin, Carlin, Carling, Carmin, Carmine, Catlin, Caydin, Chaddie, Chadric, Chadwick▼, Chai, Chaim▲, Chairo, Chalney (see Chaney), Champion, Chan, Chanan, Chance, Chancey, Chand, Chandan, Chandler▼, Chane, Chaney, Chang, Chaniel, Channoch (see Chanoch), Chano, Chanok, Chantrey, Chantry, Chantz, Chany, Chanze, Chaplin, Chaplinn (see Chaplin), Charlie▼, Chaunce, Chauncey▼, Chauncy, Chawncey (see Chauncey), Chayan, Chayann, Chayim, Chayne, Chayyim, Chino, Choni, Claudino, Conlin, Connie▼, Craig▼, Craine, Darring, Giannino, Hasting, Henning, Lansing, Manning, Mannyng, Masling (see Maslin), Reading, Shannan, Shannen, Shannon▼, Starling, Tannin and Waring. These names tend to be more frequently used than Channing.