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Gender: Male Origin of Cannon: Word name Cannon's Popularity in 2017: #549

The name Cannon is a boy's name of English origin. Cannon is ranked #549 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rate the Previous Signature!".

From the experts:

Cannon sits amongst other weapon names like Colt, Pistol, Lance, and Remington. Definitely a name that offers bombast.

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Famous People Named Cannon

Cannon King (b. 2000), son of TV and radio host Larry King
Parker Cannon, American lead singer of The Story So Far
Freddy Cannon, American rock 'n' roll singer

Pop Culture References for the name Cannon

Frank Cannon, main character on TV's "Cannon"
(Henry) Cannon, half of the duo Saber and Cannon in DC's Vigilante comics
Cannon aka Mitchell Saunders, character in Wildstorm comics
Cannon, heavy artillery used in warfare

Cannen, Canaan, Canon, Kanaan, Kanon, Cannan


SparkleNinja18 Says:


I knew a boy with this name... he was probably 4 or 5 and was exactly the kind of kid you'd expect to have been named after a weapon. He apparently tried to set one of his sister's stuffed animals on fire with a match.

nipnerb Says:


The idea of naming your child after a weapon kind of horrifies me.