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What does Chaplin mean?

Chaplin Pronunciation of Chaplin [chap-lin] as a boys' name is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Chaplin is "secretary". Occupational name. A chaplain was usually a minor ecclesiastical position, and has come to mean something like the spiritual guide of a secular organization, like a hospital chaplain. Actors Charlie Chaplin, Ben Chaplin.

Associated with: occupational, guide (leader).


Chaplin has 3 variants: Chaplain, Chaplinn and Chappelin.

Creative forms:
(male) Chalin, Challin, ..

(female) Chaply, Chapsie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Chaplin Ashton (C.A.), ..

How popular is Chaplin?

Chaplin is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#5282 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Chaplin has yet to be recorded in the list so far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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