What does Chaplin mean?
Chaplin \ch(ap)-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.
Chaplin is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#5009 out of 88799, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Chaplin for boys. Chaplin has yet to be recorded in the Top 1000 so far. (2014 Birth Statistics)