US Popularity:1291
Other Origin(s):Irish, Latin
Meaning:Canonic; Rule, discipline; Descendant of Cano or Canán; 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.” Cannon was also given as a nickname to someone who either worked in a clergy house or exhibited dignified behavior, stemming from “canonic.” However, across the shore on the Emerald Isle, Cannon is considered an Anglicization of the Irish last name Ó Canáin, signifying “descendant of Cano or Canán.” Forged from the Gaelic cana or cano, 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.

Cannon Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Cannon is currently #2637 on The Bump
Boy:Cannon is currently #1476 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Cannon is currently #1291 in U.S. births
Boy:Cannon is currently #636 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 37
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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