Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. SHAHN-TAL(French) shahn-TAHL(English, Dutch) shahn-TAL(English)  [key·IPA]

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".

Related Names

VariantsChantel, Chantelle, Shantel, Shantelle(English)


People think this name is

formal   upper class   urban   wholesome   refined   strange   serious  

Name Days

France: December 12


Entry updated December 7, 2022