Chanel

First Name
16k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
137
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Chanel mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Chanel

"Chanel" is a name of French origin, and it means "Channel". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. A female given name

Chanel was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons Named Chanel

She has been prominent since 2009. Chanel was given the name Chelsea Chanel Dudley on September 1st, 1988 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Chanel was born on December 1st, 1985 in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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Chanel was given the name Chanel Iman Robinson on December 1st, 1990 in Atlanta. Chanel is also known as Chanel Iman.

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Chanel Cresswell is an actor and actress. She was most prominent from 2006 to 2006. Chanel was born Chanel Cresswell on January 23rd, 1990 in Derbyshire, England, UK.

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She holds the title Miss Continente Americano Canada 2010, Miss Universe Canada 2014, Miss Universe Canada 2009, Miss Continente Americano Canada2010, and Miss Universe Canada2014. Chanel was born Chanel Beckenlehner on September 9th, 1988 in Caledon, Ontario.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Chanel

Coco was given the name Gabrielle Chanel on August 19th, 1883 in Saumur. She left this life on January 10th, 1971.

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Saint Peter Chanel was a saint. He holds the title Protomartyr of Oceania. Saint was born on July 12th, 1803 in Montrevel-en-Bresse, Ain, France. He left this life on April 28th, 1841.

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She was most prominent from 1959 to 1977. Hélène was given the name Hélène Stoliaroff on June 12th, 1941 in Deauville, France.

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How popular is the baby name Chanel in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1918 7 0 7
1920 5 0 5
1924 7 0 7
1925 5 0 5
1927 5 0 5
1928 5 0 5
1929 8 0 8
1931 5 0 5
1932 5 0 5
1955 7 7 0
1956 7 7 0
1957 6 6 0
1958 7 7 0
1959 12 12 0
1960 7 7 0
1961 11 11 0
1962 21 21 0
1963 37 37 0
1964 33 33 0
1965 38 38 0
1966 41 41 0
1967 55 55 0
1968 61 61 0
1969 81 81 0
1970 89 89 0
1971 111 111 0
1972 87 87 0
1973 121 121 0
1974 119 119 0
1975 140 140 0
1976 151 151 0
1977 163 163 0
1978 198 198 0
1979 269 264 5
1980 281 281 0
1981 276 270 6
1982 332 332 0
1983 434 434 0
1984 437 437 0
1985 458 458 0
1986 496 496 0
1987 465 465 0
1988 544 544 0
1989 534 523 11
1990 610 605 5
1991 676 676 0
1992 658 658 0
1993 594 594 0
1994 468 468 0
1995 358 358 0
1996 422 416 6
1997 378 378 0
1998 325 325 0
1999 275 275 0
2000 277 277 0
2001 238 238 0
2002 209 209 0
2003 229 229 0
2004 263 263 0
2005 272 272 0
2006 287 287 0
2007 318 318 0
2008 377 377 0
2009 353 353 0
2010 332 332 0
2011 320 320 0
2012 370 370 0
2013 381 381 0
2014 450 450 0
2015 413 413 0
2016 449 449 0

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Popularity of Chanel as a first name

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Popularity of Chanel as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Chanel U.S.
  White 32.85% 64.26%
  African American 30.66% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 11.68% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 13.14% 16.26%

Of Last Name Chanel

People with the last name Chanel are most frequently White, African American, Two or More Ethnicities, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Chanel

  • How Popular is the name Chanel? Chanel is the 1,845th most popular name of all time. As a last name Chanel was the 125,282nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Chanel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16,483 babies born with the first name Chanel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Chanel to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Chanel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Chanel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chanel is Monday, March 4th, 1901.
  • What year had the most people named Chanel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chanel was in 1991 with a total of 676 babies.
  • Random Chanel Factoid: According to the 1989 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Chanel ranks 96th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 12 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1989.
  • Weird things about the name Chanel: Your name in reverse order is Lenahc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hnacel. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Chanel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 137 people with the last name Chanel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Chanel? Chanel is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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