Gender: Female Pronunciation: sha-NELL Meaning of Chanel: "dweller near the canal" Origin of Chanel: French Chanel's Popularity in 2019: #781

Chanel Origin and Meaning

The name Chanel is a girl's name of French origin meaning "dweller near the canal".

Fans of the classic French designer would now more fashionably choose Coco.

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Carla jemma Says:


I thought of this name today as a middle name to go with Kate
Kate Chanel I think it’s alright as a middle name I don’t think I would use it I just think it’s nice for a little while I like some of chanels stuff & got some today so will have a moment

mrs_anton_yelchin1990 Says:


I knew a girl from school who had this name. It was spelled Chanelle though.

indiefendi2 Says:


if it wasn't a brand name you all would be having some *strong* opinions about this name... let's be real. All it means is "channel" or "canal".

She's a Killer Queen Says:


I can't even... it's just so tacky and tasteless IMO.

Moony Says:


It's sound is displeasing and the designer brand connection makes it a tacky choice, in my personal opinion. Seeing it featured on an episode of the horrific "Blinging Up Baby" show has only fuelled my feelings of distaste towards it.