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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Chantal

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  • A submission from Pennsylvania, United States says the name Chantal means ""stony"" and is of French origin.
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Wiktionary

Borrowed from French Chantal in the 1960s, from the surname of a French saint Jeanne de Chantal, actually a Baroness of Chantal, a place name in France from Old Provençal cantal (“stone, stony place”).

  1. A female given name.

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

Notable Persons Named Chantal

Chantal Kreviazuk is a musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Chantal was given the name Chantal Jennifer Kreviazuk on May 18th, 1974 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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Tessa Dahl is a novelist and journalist. Tessa was given the name Chantal Sophia Dahl by her parents Roald Dahl and Patricia Neal on April 11th, 1957.

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Chantal Akerman was an artist, film director, professor, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, and film editor. Her career lasted from 1968 to 2015. Chantal was given the name Chantal Anne Akerman on June 6th, 1950 in Brussels. She passed away on October 5th, 2015.

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Chantal Mouffe is a philosopher. Chantal was born on June 17th, 1943 in Charleroi.

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Chantal Euringer Claret is an indie rock, power pop, and soul music singer-songwriter and actor. She has been prominent since 2004. Chantal was born on February 21st, 1982 in Berkeley, California.

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Chantal Andere is an actor, singing, actress, and singer. She has been prominent since 1983. Chantal was given the name Jacqueline Chantal Fernández Andere by her parents Jacqueline Andere and José María Fernández Unsáin on January 25th, 1972 in Mexico City.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Chantal

Jane Frances de Chantal was a saint. She holds the title Foundress. Jane was born on January 28th, 1572 in Dijon. She passed away on December 13th, 1641.

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She holds the title Duchess of Castro and Princess of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. Chantal was born on January 10th, 1925 in Le Cannet-des-Maures, France. She left this life on May 24th, 2005.

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Marcelle Chantal was a film actress, stage actress, and actor. She was most prominent from 1920 to 1950. Marcelle was born on February 9th, 1901 in Paris. Marcelle is also known as Marcelle Jenny Chantal Pannier. She died on March 11th, 1960.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1947 9 9 0
1948 19 19 0
1949 8 8 0
1950 11 11 0
1951 11 11 0
1952 9 9 0
1953 12 12 0
1954 8 8 0
1955 5 5 0
1956 17 17 0
1957 18 18 0
1958 26 26 0
1959 28 28 0
1960 22 22 0
1961 33 33 0
1962 34 34 0
1963 48 48 0
1964 65 65 0
1965 55 55 0
1966 59 59 0
1967 59 59 0
1968 118 118 0
1969 114 114 0
1970 99 99 0
1971 138 138 0
1972 91 91 0
1973 76 76 0
1974 66 66 0
1975 87 87 0
1976 103 103 0
1977 94 94 0
1978 101 101 0
1979 80 80 0
1980 106 106 0
1981 139 139 0
1982 179 179 0
1983 138 138 0
1984 140 140 0
1985 218 218 0
1986 254 254 0
1987 341 341 0
1988 292 292 0
1989 383 376 7
1990 428 428 0
1991 369 369 0
1992 297 297 0
1993 269 269 0
1994 228 228 0
1995 280 280 0
1996 244 244 0
1997 220 220 0
1998 174 174 0
1999 229 229 0
2000 146 146 0
2001 154 154 0
2002 173 173 0
2003 135 135 0
2004 124 124 0
2005 151 151 0
2006 109 109 0
2007 98 98 0
2008 109 109 0
2009 83 83 0
2010 60 60 0
2011 65 65 0
2012 49 49 0
2013 51 51 0
2014 52 52 0
2015 47 47 0
2016 28 28 0
2017 24 24 0

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Popularity of Chantal as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Chantal

  • How Popular is the name Chantal? Chantal is the 2,804th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Chantal have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,309 babies born with the first name Chantal in the United States. That's more than enough people named Chantal to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Chantal? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1947 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Chantal first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chantal is Sunday, December 21st, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Chantal born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chantal was in 1990 with a total of 428 babies.
  • Random Chantal Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Chantal is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 19 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Chantal: Your name in reverse order is Latnahc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ahtncla. How do you pronounce that?

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