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Origin and Meaning of Chevalier

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Che`va*lier"
  1. A horseman; a knight; a gallant young man."Mount, chevaliers; to arms." [Shak.]
  2. A member of certain orders of knighthood.

Etymology: F., fr. LL. caballarius. See Cavaller

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A gallant or courtly gentleman
  2. French actor and cabaret singer (1888-1972)
  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Chevalier

Chevalier was born on December 25th, 1745 in Baillif. He passed away on June 10th, 1799.


He holds the title Chevalier de Lorraine. Chevalier was born as the child of Henri and Count of Harcourt in 1643. He passed away on December 8th, 1702.


Chevalier was born in 1719. He left this life in 1800.


Chevalier was born in 1410. He left this life in 1474.


He holds the title Governor-General of Monaco. He was most active from 1732 to 1784. Chevalier was born as the child of Antonio I and Prince of Monaco on October 2nd, 1697. He passed away on November 28th, 1784.


chevalier was born in 1750. He died on January 19th, 1832.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Chevalier

Maurice Chevalier was a cabaret singer, actor, dancer, and music of france. He was most active from 1908 to 1970. Maurice was given the name Maurice Auguste Chevalier on September 12th, 1888 in Paris. He died on January 1st, 1972.


Tracy Chevalier is a writer. Tracy was born on October 19th, 1962.


Teddy Chevalier is a soccer player for the Çaykur Rizespor, FC Gueugnon, Seraing United, S.V. Zulte Waregem, RKC Waalwijk, and K.V. Kortrijk. Teddy was born on June 28th, 1987 in Denain.


Veronique Chevalier is a steampunk, dark cabaret, parody music, comedy music, polka, and burlesque musician. She plays Vocals. She was most prominent from 2005 to present. Veronique was given the name Berenice Chloe Sztuczka . Veronique is also known as MADemoiselle Veronique, the "Weird Val" of Dark Cabaret, Mad V, and Cyphyre.


Blessed was born on March 15th, 1824 in Richelieu, Touraine, France. Blessed is also known as Jean Jules Chev. He breathed his last breath on October 21st, 1907.


Jean was born in 1906. He died in 1993.


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Popularity of Chevalier as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Chevalier U.S.
  White 72.31% 64.26%
  African American 14.46% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.59% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.17% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.39% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 9.08% 16.26%

Of Last Name Chevalier

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

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Fun Facts about the name Chevalier

  • How Popular is the name Chevalier? Chevalier is the 57,464th most popular name of all time. As a last name Chevalier was the 5,412th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Chevalier have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 27 babies born with the first name Chevalier in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Chevalier? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1984 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Chevalier first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chevalier is Wednesday, August 11th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Chevalier born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chevalier was in 1984 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Chevalier: Your name in reverse order is Reilavehc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aehcevirl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Chevalier? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,431 people with the last name Chevalier.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Chevalier? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Chevalier as their last name.

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  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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