Given Name CHANTAL

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: SHAHN-TAL (French), shawn-TAL (English), shan-TAL (English), shahn-TAHL (Dutch)  [details]

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".
VARIANTS: Chantel, Chantelle, Shantel, Shantelle (English)


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Entry updated July 2, 2017