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 (#5282 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Chaplin for boys. Chaplin has yet to be recorded in the list so far. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)