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What does Chevalier mean?

Chevalier Pronunciation of Chevalier [cheva-lier] as a boys' name is of French origin, and the meaning of Chevalier is "horseman; knight". A chevalier is a member of certain male orders of knighthood or merit, such as the Legion of Honor in France.


Chevalier has 1 variant: Chevy.

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Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Chevalier?

Chevalier is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#5426 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Chevy (#982 via latest list) is the only prominent variation form of Chevalier (outside Top 2000). Adoption of this form of Chevalier was more pronounced 1 year ago (#903) and is almost as conventional today (#982, 11% less usage). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Calder, Chalklie (see Chalkley), Chalmer, Chalmers, Chalney (see Chaney), Chandler, Chaniel, Charlie, Cheslea (see Chesley), Cheslee, Chesley, Cheslie, Chesnie, Chessie, Chester, Cheval, Chevall, Chezare, Cleander, Colier, Collier, Helier, Levander and Wheeler. These names tend to be more frequently used than Chevalier.

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