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Chaney

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444 Chane (French)
265 Chayne (French)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1886 5 5 0
1887 6 6 0
1888 8 8 0
1890 5 5 0
1895 6 6 0
1896 5 5 0
1900 6 6 0
1902 5 5 0
1903 6 6 0
1904 6 6 0
1905 9 9 0
1906 6 6 0
1907 8 8 0
1911 5 5 0
1912 7 7 0
1913 6 6 0
1914 6 6 0
1915 18 9 9
1916 7 7 0
1918 5 5 0
1920 7 7 0
1921 9 9 0
1924 11 6 5
1930 7 7 0
1942 7 7 0
1946 7 7 0
1950 7 7 0
1951 5 0 5
1957 5 5 0
1958 6 6 0
1966 11 5 6
1967 5 5 0
1969 6 6 0
1970 8 8 0
1971 9 9 0
1972 15 6 9
1973 8 8 0
1974 18 7 11
1975 15 9 6
1976 11 5 6
1977 24 12 12
1978 17 10 7
1979 24 13 11
1980 25 20 5
1981 22 17 5
1982 19 13 6
1983 10 10 0
1984 17 11 6
1985 20 11 9
1986 25 18 7
1987 22 16 6
1988 27 16 11
1989 27 19 8
1990 38 27 11
1991 55 37 18
1992 49 31 18
1993 43 33 10
1994 44 28 16
1995 40 28 12
1996 47 39 8
1997 43 28 15
1998 65 42 23
1999 43 31 12
2000 62 51 11
2001 72 53 19
2002 45 33 12
2003 77 57 20
2004 46 38 8
2005 46 36 10
2006 39 28 11
2007 28 22 6
2008 17 17 0
2009 30 25 5
2010 21 16 5
2011 24 18 6
2012 16 16 0
2013 16 16 0
2014 15 15 0
2015 18 18 0

Fun Facts about the name Chaney

  • How many people with the first name Chaney have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,630 babies born with the first name Chaney in the United States. That's more than enough people named Chaney to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Chaney? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1886 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Chaney first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chaney is Monday, September 29th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Chaney born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chaney was in 2003 with a total of 57 babies.
  • Random Chaney Factoid: According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Chaney is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1990.
  • Weird things about the name Chaney: Your name in reverse order is Yenahc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Encyah. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Chaney? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 33,201 people with the last name Chaney.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Chaney? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 11 of them will have Chaney as their last name.
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Popularity of Chaney as a first name

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Popularity of Chaney as a last name

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Common last names for Chaney

  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Harris

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Chaney U.S.
  White 71.01% 64.26%
  African American 22.95% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.77% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.39% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.37% 16.26%

Of Last Name Chaney

People with the last name Chaney are most frequently White or African American

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Chaney" mean? The list below shows the origins of Chaney as well as things modernly associated with the name Chaney such as celebrities named Chaney.

French

Origin and Meaning of Chaney

The name "Chaney" is of French origin, and it means "Oak-hearted". It's a name commonly given to boys.

  1. A surname​.
  2. A female given name

Chaney Kley

Chaney Kley is an actor. Chaney was born in 1972 as Chaney Kley Minnis in Manassas, Virginia, USA.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Chaney

Chaney And Associates
Chaney Buskirk
Chaney Concrete Store
Chaney Enterprises
Chaney Sand And Gravel
Chaney Tire
Chaney Tire And Auto Annapolis
Chaney Goodman And Schwerner
Chaney Physical Therapy
Chaney Steinke

Notable Persons With the Last Name Chaney

Jack London

Jack London is a novelist, journalist, short story writer and essayist. Jack was born in 1876 as John Griffith Chaney in San Francisco, California, US.

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Lon Chaney Jr.

Lon Chaney Jr. is an actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1931 to 1971. Lon was born in 1906 as Creighton Tull Chaney in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Territory, U.S.

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Rebecca Chaney

Rebecca was born in 1977.

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What does the name Chaney mean?

Cis for charm, the undeniable you.

His for heart, warm and loving.

Ais for angelic, a truly pure heart

Nis for nifty, how neat!

Eis for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

Yis for yes, always open to new possibilities

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