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Meaning and Origin of: Canal

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Knowing
  • Old French : Cannon

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Spanish, Catalan, and Portuguese : habitational name from any of numerous places named with canal ‘channel’, ‘conduit’, from Latin canalis.
  • Spanish (Cañal) and Portuguese : habitational name from a place named with Spanish cañal, Portuguese canal ‘reedbed’, a derivative of Latin canna ‘reed’.
  • Italian : variant of Canale.