What does Channing mean?
Channing \ch(a)-nni-ng\ 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 related variation via Cannon: Kanon.
Channing is an uncommon first name for men but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#44271 out of 88799, Top 50%). (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 the previous year) is Cannon (#543 the previous year). This boy name was at the height of its popularity in 2012 and is somewhat less popular today. Channing (#689) and Cannon (#543) are two of the more trendy names for newborns here, with Channing going through a resurgence in popularity. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Channing and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)