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Gender: Female Pronunciation: sha-NELL Meaning of Chanel: "dweller near the canal" Origin of Chanel: French Chanel's Popularity in 2017: #726

The name Chanel is a girl's name of French origin meaning "dweller near the canal". Chanel is ranked #726 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Creative Baby Names: Inspired by Artists and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

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Famous People Named Chanel

Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer
Chanel Iman, American supermodel
Chanel Preston, American adult film actress
Chanel Modiri Mokango, Congolese basketball player
Chanel Cole, Australian singer of group Spook
Chanel Cresswell, English actress
Chanel West Coast, stage name of Chelsea Chanel Dudley, American rapper and TV personality
Chanel Capra, American screenwriter and producer
Chanel Simmonds, South African tennis player
Chanel Joy Puaalaonali Wise, Miss Hawaii USA 2007
Chanel Totti (b. 2007), daughter of footballer Francesco Totti and Ilary Blasi
Chanel Nicole Marrow (b. 2015), daughter of rapper Ice-T and Coco Austin
Lyric Chanel Anderson, daughter of reality TV personality Tami Roman and basketball player Kenny Anderson
Saint Peter Chanel, priest and martyr; patron saint of Oceania

Pop Culture References for the name Chanel

Chanel Oberlin, character from "Scream Queens" played by Emma Roberts
Chanel #2, character from "Scream Queens" played by Ariana Grande
Chanel #3, character from "Scream Queens" played by Billie Lourd
Chanel #5, character from "Scream Queens" played by Abigail Breslin