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Boy Names Starting with Ch-

Ch- baby names and what they mean, with 73 results. Ch- names are used more often as feminine names. Usage of these boy names was at its apex 48 years ago (ADOPTION OF 5%) and has become significantly diminished since (ADOPTION 1.6%, DOWN 68%), with names such as Chaz going out of style. Chaim (#767) is the most chic birth name among these, while Child (TOP 4%) and Choy (4%) are familiar Ch- last names. Here is the list of Ch- names for girls.

Ch- names

Chad - Channing | Chano - Che | Che - Chiko | Chilton - Churchill

Chad - Channing

Chad and variants

Chad, var. Chadwick1, Chadrick, Chadric, Chadd, Chaddie
Root fr. Old English language. Modern spelling of the medieval given .. Chay is also a marginally favored birth name.

Chadwick and variants

Chadwick2, var. Chadwyck
Origin fr. Old English element. "Dairy farm of Ceadda." Chadwick (compare Charlick, Cowick) is a common -ick suffix last name.

Based on Hebrew word. "Living, vital." Compare surnames Chad (UPPER 28%), Chay (21%). See also Chaz.

Chaim and variants

Chaim, var. Chayyim, Chayim
Root fr. Hebrew element. "Life." Chaim has gained in popularity as a boys' name since 1880-1889.

Chairo, var. Chiro
Origin fr. Spanish, Greek languages. "Sacred name." Chaidro and Churro are creative forms.

Chalkley, var. Chalklie, Chalklea
Origin fr. Old English language. "Chalk meadow." Unique, with the favored androgynous -ley ending for Chalkley, like Cranley.

Chalmers and variants

Chalmers, var. Chambers1, Chalmer
Based on Old French. "Servant of the chambers." Chalmers, Chalmer and Chambers are rarely found as masculine names.

Chamberlain, var. Chambers2, Chamberlin, Chambellan
Derivative of Middle English language. "Chief officer of the household." Not in popularity charts.


Derivative of Middle English element. "Warrior." Less widespread today. Champ was last found in the 1910s in the Top 2000. See also Chap.

Champion, var. Champeon, Champ2
Origin fr. Middle English. "Warrior." Champeon and Champion are more exclusive as boys' names.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ch- names: Chad, Chadd, Chadrick, Chadwick, Chaim

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ch- names: Chalmer, Chalmers, Champ, Chance, Chancellor

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ch- names: Chancelor, Chandler, Channing, Chanse, Chantz

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ch- names: Chauncey, Chauncy

Source fr. Spanish, Hebrew languages. "God is gracious." Chan is not in the Top 2000. See also Cahane.

Derivative of Hebrew element. "God was compassionate." Chanan is not a Top 2000 name. See also Channon.

Chance and variants

Chance1, var. Choncey, Chauncy, Chauncey, Chaunce1, Chantz, Chanze, Chanse
Origin fr. Middle English word. "Good fortune." Chance and variants became less trendy in 2018, dropping on average -1 ranking as children's names with Chance leading the decline.

Chancellor and variants

Chancellor, var. Chaunce2, Chansellor, Chancelor, Chance2
From French, Middle English elements. "Office holder." Chancellor and Chance were among 2018's Top names.

Chand, var. Chandan, Chandak
Source fr. Hindi, Sanskrit. "Moon, light." Not in Top 2000.


From Middle English, Old French. "Candle maker and seller." Also a girls' name. Chandler became less popular in 2018, dropping -16 rankings as a baby name to reach #505.

Chaney, var. Cheney, Chany, Chalney
Derivative of French word. "Oak tree." Rare. Chaney, Chalney, Cheney (compare Coney, Claney) use the common -ney suffix.

From Chinese. "Smooth, free, unhindered." Not in popularity charts. See also Chanok.

Chaniel, var. Chanyel
Source fr. Hebrew language. "Grace of God." Rare, with the androgynous -el ending for Chaniel, Chanyel, like Cornel.

Channing and variants

Channing, var. Channon, Channe, Chann
Based on English, Old French. "Young wolf; official of the church." Usage of Channe and variants was higher in 2012 and has become diminished.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Ch- names for boys.

1. Chad - Channing
Chad [Chadd, Chadric, Chadwick, Chadrick, ..], Chadwick [Chadwyck], Chai, Chaim [Chayim, Chayyim], Chairo [Chiro], Chalkley [Chalklie, Chalklea], Chalmers [Chalmer, Chambers], Chamberlain [Chambers, Chamberlin, Chambellan], Champ, Champion [Champ, Champeon], Chan, Chanan, Chance [Choncey, Chauncy, Chaunce, Chauncey, ..], Chancellor [Chance, Chaunce, Chancelor, Chansellor], Chand [Chandan, Chandak], Chandler, Chaney [Chany, Cheney, Chalney], Chang, Chaniel [Chanyel], Channing [Chann, Channe, Channon]

Chano, Enoch [Chanoch], Chanoch [Chanok, Channoch], Chantrey [Chantry], Chaparral [Chaparall], Chaplin [Chaplain, Chaplinn, Chappelin], Chapman [Chap, Chappy], Chappel [Chaps, Chappell], Charles [Chip, Chaz, Chuck, Chick, ..], Charlie [Charly], Charlton [Charleton, Charleston], Carlton [Charlton], Carpenter [Charpentier], Charro, Chase [Chace, Chayse, Chayce, Chasen], Chauncey [Chaunsy, Chauncy, Chawncey, Chaunsey, ..], Chaviv, Chayo, Chaz [Chas, Chazz], Che

Joseph [Che], Cherokee, Cherut [Cheroot], Chesley [Chesly, Cheslie, Cheslee, Chesleigh, ..], Chesney [Cheny, Chesny, Cheney, Chesnie], Chessie, Rochester [Chet, Chester], Chester [Chet, Chess, Cheston], Chetwin [Chetwyn, Chetwen, Chetwynn, Chetwynd], Chevalier [Chevy], Chevron, Chevy [Cheval, Chevall, Chevalier], Cheyenne [Chayan, Chayann], Cheyne [Chane, Cheney, Chayne, Chaney], Cesar [Chezare], Chick [Chik, Chic], Chico, Francisco [Chico], Francis [Chico], Chiko

Chilton [Chill, Chelton], Chino, Chip [Chipper], Choni, Koresh [Choresh], Chris [Chriss], Christian [Christy, Christo, Christos, Christie, ..], Christie [Christy], Christmas, Christopher [Christos, Christoph, Christophe, Christophoros, ..], Cristian [Chrystian], Chuck [Chuckie], Churchill [Churchil]

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