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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).

Associated with: wolf, occupational


Channing has 6 variants: Canning, Cannon, Canon, Chann, Channe and Channon.

Kreatif forms:
(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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Channing name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Channing outside U.S.

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Channing, Cannon, Canon in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Channing and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


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.