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What does Cheval mean?

Cheval Pronunciation of Cheval [cheval] as a boys' name is of French derivation, and the name Cheval means "horseman; knight". Cheval is a variant form of Chevy (French): a short variation of Chevalier.

Associated with: horseman (warrior).


Cheval has 1 variant: Chevall.

1 more alternative form via Chevy: Chevalier.

Creative forms:
(male) Checal, ..

(female) Checil, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cheval Gage (C.G.), ..

How popular is Cheval?

Cheval is a rare given name for men but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#128797 out of 150436, Top 86%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only prominent alternative form of Cheval (outside Top 2000) is Chevy (#982 from recent data). This relation of Cheval was favored by parents in 2014 and is almost as popular today. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Cheval is pronounced similarly to Shoval. Other suggested similar names are Beal, Caedan, Cael, Caelan, Caesar, Caezar, Cal, Carvel, Carvil, Cathal, Cavan, Cecil, Cecyl (see Cecil), Cesar, Cezar, Chad, Chai, Chan, Chanan, Chap, Chas, Chaviv, Chayan, Chaz, Che, Cheney, Cheny, Cherut, Chesly, Chesny, Chess, Chet, Chevron, Cheyne, Chezare, Chill, Cleve, Clevon, Conal, Connal, Cowal, Deval, Duval, Gemal, Jelal, Jemal, Laval, Neal, Norval, Oneal, Orval, Peal and Seal. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cheval.

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