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What does Canon mean?

Canon Pronunciation of Canon as a name for boys is a French name, and the meaning of the name Canon is "young wolf; official of the church". Canon is an alternate spelling of Cannon (French): occupational name. Canon is also a form of Channing (English, Old French).





OTHER FORMS VIA CANNON, CHANNING Canning, Chann, Channe, Channon

(male) Conon, ..

(female) Canian, ..

Canon Veer (C.V.), ..

How popular is Canon?

Canon is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#11924 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Canon was first listed in 2002 and reached its peak position of #1353 in the U.S. in 2014, and is currently at #1493. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Canon (#1493 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) are Cannon (#538), Channing (#1039) and Kanon (#1678). Usage of these relations of Canon was widespread a decade ago (ADOPTION OF 0.06%) and is almost as conventional today (ADOPTION 0.05%, 14%). Cannon is the most contemporarily stylish birth name in this compilation.

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

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

Similar Names

Canon is alike in pronunciation to Cannan, Canyon, Conan, Kannan, Kannen, Kannon, Keenon, Kenan, Kennon and Kenyon. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Amnon, Arnon, Cadoc, Cadon, Cadyn, Caeo, Cahan, Cain, Caio, Calan, Camdon, Camron, Caron, Cason, Cato, Caxton, Caydon, Chanan, Chano, Chanok, Claron, Cleon, Conn, Conor, Dajon, Dalon, Danon, Danton, Daron, Davon, Eamon, Eaton, Einon, Eynon, Faron, Garon, Hacon, Hadon, Hanson, Haron, Jadon, Jamon, Janson, Javon, Kadon, Ladon, Lajon, Lakon, Landon, Lavon, Mabon, Manton, Mason, Navon, Paxon, Ramon, Saxon, Shanon, Tannon, Tanson, Tanton, Taron, Tavon, Tynon and Zenon. These names tend to be more commonly used than Canon.

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