Origin:British
Popularity:1015
Meaning:Rule; discipline; wolf cub
Cannon is a boy's name with ties to many origins, though its Irish roots are most striking. Its British origins place the name as a variation of the Latin canon, meaning "rule" or "discipline," as a tribute to followers of Canon law. However, across the shore on the emerald isle, Cannon is considered an anglicization of the Irish surname O'Canáin. Forged from the Gaelic cana, this rare title means "wolf cub"—infusing Cannon with a wild, unyielding spirit. That Cannon may also be a relative to the ancient artillery weapon only further complicates this formidable name. Exhibiting self-control, loyalty, and looming ferocity, Cannon is a name reserved for only the most bold-hearted.

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