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What does Cannon mean?

Cannon Pronunciation of Cannon as a boys' name is of French origin, and the meaning of Cannon is "official of the church". Occupational name. Not related to firearms. Also form of Channing.


ASSOCIATED WITH occupational


VARIANTS Canon, Kanon

SEE ALSO Canning



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How popular is Cannon?

Cannon is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#436 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Cannon was first listed in 1994 and reached its highest position of #519 in the U.S. in 2011, and is at #538 currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular variation forms of Cannon (#538 IN 2018) are Canon (#1493), Channing (#1039) and Kanon (#1678). Usage of these relations of Cannon was well-received 6 years ago (AVERAGE #1113) and is almost as conventional today (#1187, 14%). Cannon is the most fashionable boy name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cannon, Canon, Channing, Kanon in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Cannon is pronounced similarly to Cannan, Canyon, Conan, Kannan, Kannen, Kannon, Keenon, Kennan, Kennon and Kenyon. Other recommended sound-alike names are Brannon, Cadon, Caidon, Camdon, Camron, Cardon, Caron, Carson, Cason, Caxton, Caydon, Chanan, Channon, Conlon, Connor, Danno, Danon, Danton, Gannon, Hannan, Hanno, Hanson, Janson, Landon, Mannton (see Manton), Manton, Randon, Sanson, Shannon, Tannan, Tannen, Tannin, Tannon, Tanson, Tanton and Yanno. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cannon.

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