Chaney

First Name
2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
33k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Chaney mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Chaney

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

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

Notable Persons Named Chaney

Chaney Kley was an actor. Chaney was given the name Chaney Kley Minnis on August 20th, 1972 in Manassas, Virginia. He breathed his last breath on July 24th, 2007.

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Chaney Leonard White was an athlete. Chaney was born on April 15th, 1894 in Longview, Texas. He died on February 1st, 1967.

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Chaney family is a famed human.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Chaney

Jack London was a novelist, journalist, short story writer, essayist, short story, and list of essayists. Jack was given the name John Griffith Chaney on January 12th, 1876 in San Francisco, California, US. He passed away on November 22nd, 1916.

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Lon Chaney was an actor, director, and screenwriter. He was most prominent from 1902 to 1930. Lon was given the name Leonidas Frank Chaney on April 1st, 1883 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S. He left this life on August 26th, 1930.

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James E Chaney was a leading human. James was given the name James Earl Chaney on May 30th, 1943 in Meridian, Mississippi. He died on June 21st, 1964.

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Norman Chaney was an actor and film actor. He was most prominent from 1929 to 1931. Norman was given the name Norman Myers Chaney on October 18th, 1914 in Cambridge, Maryland. He died on May 29th, 1936.

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Chris Chaney is an alternative rock, hard rock, funk rock, pop rock, post-grunge, heavy metal music, alternative metal, nu metal, and rap metal musician. He plays Bass guitar, Guitar, Fender Jazz Bass, and Fender Precision Bass. Chris was born Chris Chaney on June 14th, 1970.

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Jim Chaney is a leading somebody. Jim was born on January 12th, 1962.

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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 73 54 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
2016 14 14 0

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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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Fun Facts about the name Chaney

  • How Popular is the name Chaney? Chaney is the 7,566th most popular name of all time. As a last name Chaney was the 1,059th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Chaney have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,645 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 Anhcye. 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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  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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