US Popularity:1757
Meaning:water pipe, canal
Chanel is a French girl’s name that comes from the Latin word canalis, meaning channel. It also means “water pipe” and “canal.” While Chanel is primarily used as a surname in France, it spiked in popularity as a given name in the 1970s, shortly after the death of legendary fashion and perfume designer Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. It has since been used as a feminine first name and is a trés chic choice for baby.

Chanel Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Chanel is currently #1288 on The Bump
Girl:Chanel is currently #593 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Chanel is currently #1757 in U.S. births
Girl:Chanel is currently #682 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 180
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 106

  • Behind the Name, Chanel, November 2020

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