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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. SHAHN-TAL(French)
shahn-TAHL(English, Dutch)
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Meaning & History

From a French surname that 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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