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PronouncedPron.SHAHN-TAL French
shawn-TAL English
shan-TAL English
shahn-TAHL Dutch

Meaning & History

From a French surname which was derived from a place name meaning "stony". It was originally given in honour of Saint Jeanne-Françoise de Chantal, the founder of the Visitation Order in the 17th century. It has become associated with French chant "song".
VariantsChantel, Chantelle, Shantel, Shantelle English


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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute