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Meaning and name origin

Chaplin \ch(ap)-lin\ as a boy's 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.

Chaplin has 3 variant forms: Chaplain, Chaplinn and Chappelin.


Chaplin is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5009 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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