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What does Chapman mean?

Chapman Pronunciation of Chapman [chap-man] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Chapman is "peddler, trader". Surname and occupational name in the Middle Ages: chapmen usually sold chapbooks, pamphlets intended for a wide audience, even in the days of low literacy rates.

Associated with: old english, surname, low (little).


Chapman has 3 variants: Chap, Chappy and Manny.

Creative forms:
(male) Chaiman, Chanman, ..

(female) Chapna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Chapman Wolfgang (C.W.), ..

How popular is Chapman?

Chapman is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#218 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only popular varying form of Chapman (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 is Manny. Adoption of this form of Chapman was well-received among parents a decade ago (#1476). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Manny in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Chapman and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Beaman, Cadan, Cadfan, Cadman, Cadmar, Caedan, Caelan, Cahan, Caidan, Calan, Callan, Campian, Cannan, Caolan, Carman, Carmen, Carmin, Carsan, Caspian, Cathan, Cavan, Caydan, Chaim, Chalmer, Champ, Champeon, Champion, Chan, Chanan, Chandak, Chandan, Chann, Channon, Chaplain, Chaplin, Chaplinn (see Chaplin), Chappel, Chaps, Chasen, Chayan, Chayann, Ciaran, Claran, Claudan, Coleman, Colman, Daman, Dayman, Eaman, Garman, Ghassan, Harman, Jarman, Kalman, Karman, Naaman, Naman, Rayman, Salman, Seaman, Shaan, Shanan, Shannan, Shayan, Shearman, Sherman, Tasman, Tazman, Thurman, Whitman and Zalman. These names tend to be more frequently used than Chapman.

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