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Channing 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 has 6 variant forms: Canning, Cannon, Canon, Chann, Channe and Channon.
Popularity of Channing
Channing is not a popular first name for men but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#44271 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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