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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • French : Church official; large gun
  • French : Official of the church

Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish : variant of Cannan.
  • English : habitational name from a place in Wiltshire called Cannings, apparently named with the Old English byname Cana (of uncertain origin) + -ingas ‘people of’.

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