Updated May 24, 2023

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • French : Official of the church
  • Old English : Knowing
  • Old French : Cannon

Boy name variations

Canon

Canon

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Cannan

Cannan

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Canning

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Kanon

Kanon

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Channing

Channing

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Canal

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Chann

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Channe

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Canann or Ó Canann (Ulster), or Ó Canáin (County Galway) ‘son (Mac) or descendant (Ó) of Canán’, a personal name derived from cano ‘wolf cub’. In Ulster it may also be from Ó Canannáin ‘descendant of Canannán’, a diminutive of the personal name.
  • English : from Middle English canun ‘canon’ (Old Norman French canonie, canoine, from Late Latin canonicus). In medieval England this term denoted a clergyman living with others in a clergy house; the surname is mostly an occupational name for a servant in a house of canons, although it could also be a nickname or even a patronymic.

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