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".

Categories

Catholic saints, earth, music, place names, saints, storms, surnames
VARIANTS: Chantel, Chantelle, Shantel, Shantelle (English)
Entry updated July 2, 2017