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What does Chaplain mean?

Chaplain Pronunciation of Chaplain [chap-lain] as a name for boys is of Middle English origin, and the name Chaplain means "secretary". Chaplain is an alternate form of Chaplin (Middle English): occupational name.


Chaplain has 1 variant: Chaplinn.

1 more related form via Chaplin: Chappelin.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Chaplain Liam (C.L.), ..

How popular is Chaplain?

Chaplain is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#40552 out of 150436, Top 27%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Chaplain has not made it into the Top 2000 so far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Alain, Blain, Braylin, Cadman, Caelan, Cahan, Caidan, Cailean, Cailin, Calan, Callan, Calvin, Calvino, Campian, Cannan, Caolain, Caolan, Carlin, Carlton, Carman, Carsan, Caspian, Catlin, Caydin, Chaddie, Chadric, Chai, Chaim, Chalmer, Champion, Chan, Chanan, Chandak, Chandan, Chann, Chap, Chapman, Chappel, Chaps, Charles, Charlie, Charlton, Chaviv, Chayan, Chayann, Chayim, Claudan, Colan, Colin, Colldin (see Colden), Collin, Conlan, Crain, Crepin, Daylin, Gallatin, Galvin, Gamlin, Gawain, Gaylin, Hamlin, Jalin, Jaylin, Karlin, Katlin, Keallin (see Keelan), Mallin, Mcalpin, Mcclain, Nalin, Saladin, Sheldin, Talin, Tallin and Tamarlain (see Tamerlane). These names tend to be more frequently used than Chaplain.