US Popularity:25778
Other Origin(s):French, Slavic, Ukrainian
Meaning:Clergyman of a chapel; Heron stork
Pay homage to classic cinema with the distinctive gender-neutral name Chaplin. Famed as the surname of the king of silent comedy, Charlie Chaplin, this name could encourage your little star to shine on stage. It comes from the Middle English and Old French chapelain and was an occupational name for a "clergyman of a chapel." Chaplin also has Ukrainian and Belorussian roots, connected to chapyla, meaning "heron stork," used to describe someone with long, thin legs or easily frightened. Though your little one might start out with some stage fright, your support and encouragement will build their confidence and help them step into the light.

Famous People Named Chaplin

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  • Charlie Chaplin
    Actor, Comedian

Chaplin Name Popularity Data

U.S. Births

Overall:Chaplin is currently #25778 in U.S. births
Boy:Chaplin is currently #12508 in U.S. births

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