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What does Chantal mean?

Chantal Pronunciation of Chantal as a girls' name is pronounced shahn-TAL. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Chantal is "stone". From "cantal". It was originally given in honor of Saint Jeanne-Françoise de Chantal (17th-century), a woman of great piety who adopted religion and founded an order of nuns, the Vistandines, devoted at first to charity and later to teaching and devotion to Jesus. The name has come to be associated with French "chant" meaning "song".


ASSOCIATED WITH stone (rock), saint, 17th century, great, nuns (monk), devoted, charity (gracious)


VARIANTS Chandal, Chanta, Chantaal, Chantae, Chantael, Chantai, Chantale, Chantall, Chantalle, Chantara, Chantarai, Chantasia, Chantay, Chantaye, Chante, Chantea, Chanteau, Chantee, Chanteese, Chantel, Chantela, Chantele, Chantell, Chantella, Chantelle, Chanter, Chantey, Chantez, Chantiel, Chantielle, Chantil, Chantila, Chantill, Chantille, Chantle, Chantoya, Chantra, Chantrel, Chantrell, Chantrelle, Chantress, Chantri, Chantrice, Chantriel, Chantrill, Chaunta, Chauntay, Chaunte, Chauntel, Chauntell, Chauntelle, Chawntelle, Chonda, Chontel, Shanda, Shantal, Shantae, Shantalle, Shantay, Shantel, Shantell, Shantelle, Shaunda, Shaunta, Shauntell, Shawnda, Shawnta, Shawntile, Shawntille, Shonda, Shonta, Shontel, Shontelle



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How popular is Chantal?

Chantal is a very popular first name for women (#1422 out of 4276, Top 33%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Chantal was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its top rank of #553 in the U.S. in the year 1990, but is not ranked at the moment. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chantal name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Chantal outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Shantell, Shonda, Shawnta, Shawnda, Shaunta, Shaunda, Shantelle, Shantel, Chantay, Shantal, Shantae, Shanda, Chantelle, Chantell, Chantel, Chante and Shonta are the prominent related forms of Chantal. These relations of Chantal were favored as birth names 3 decades ago (USAGE OF 0.14%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chantal, Chantay, Chante, Chantel, Chantell in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chantelle, Shanda, Shantae, Shantal, Shantel in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shantell, Shantelle, Shaunda, Shaunta, Shawnda in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shawnta, Shonda, Shonta in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Chantelle outside U.S.

Similar Names

Chantal is alike in pronunciation to Shantahl, Shawntel and Shontal. Other recommended sound-alike names are Canna, Cantara, Chaanah, Chabah, Chalia, Chana, Chanach, Chanae, Chanah, Chanda, Chandana, Chandara, Chandel, Chandlar, Chandra, Chandy, Chanee, Chanel, Chanele, Chanell, Chanelle, Chanha, Chani, Chania, Chaniach, Chanice, Chanina, Chaninah, Chanise, Chaniya, Chaniyah, Channa, Channah, Channell, Chantrea, Chanya, Chanyah, Chapell, Chappel, Chara, Charell, Charil, Charill (see Charlotte), Charita, Charla, Charma, Charmar, Charty, Charyl, Chasta, Chastin, Chasty, Chattie, Chava, Chaya, Chenay, Chiana, Chianna, China, Chita, Christal, Chrystal, Chyna, Chynna, Ciana, Cianna, Cindal, Cristal, Crystal, Cyanea, Shanta and Shantai. These names tend to be less commonly used than Chantal.

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