Canyon Name Meaning & Origin

Canyon

Pronunciation: KAN-yən (key)

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There are 322 people in the U.S. with the Last name Canyon. Statistically, Canyon is the 68,7most popular last name. However, I did not have any success on Google identifying the number of people with the first name.

Personal experiences with the name Canyon: | Edit

My dad lived in Sedona, Arizona for over 10 years before passing away. Yet during that time as a family we created priceless memories that will never be forgotten. My dad was a very active - hands on Papa when my kids came to visit. One of their favorite spots to let loose was at Slide Rock State Park which is located about 7 miles north of Sedona, Arizona along Highway 89A in Oak Creek Canyon which has been named One of America's Most Scenic Drives. If you love picnicking and water recreation in astoundingly beautiful landscape, this is a natural attraction you don't want to miss. My son Canyon made his first trip to Oak Creek Canyon, Black Water Canyon, and The Grand Canyon. My son felt instantly home here surrounded by the sanctuary of The Red Rocks of Vibrant Sedona. I even have a photo of him next to a sign at an overlook of Black Creek Canyon that says, "Keep This Canyon Clean & Beautiful". At 18, for Senior Spring Break; he's heading back out for another adventure to visit his older sister and his Memaw as well for Easter 2016 in "his favorite state of Amazing Arizona. The #1 place in The USA, where he's surrounded by numerous Canyon's. Pure Bliss!

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My ex-husband chose the name Canyon for our Baby Boy 18 years ago. He had to have that name for a son, upon admiring a young professional beach volleyball athlete named Canyon back in the early 90's. My attachment to the name came from something far more Grand - The Grand Canyon, in Arizona. I have so many fun memories from that breathtaking "Wonder Of The World". I would often call my son "My Grandest Canyon"! Because he exudes similar qualities to The Landmark. My son is beautiful, bold, deep, mysterious, stunning,and a one of a kind creation by God.

Additionally, we have never shortened my son's name and nobody else ever has either.Although, he does have nicknames. Like:"Bubbie"(For Being The Baby Brother)
Baby Boy (Which He Hates Now, Because He says He's not a Baby, but I tell him that he will always be Momma's Baby Boy! And his dad and brother call him "C~Money"! HAHAHA! I do find it odd that we never called him CJ, using his first initial along with his middle initial. I tried it the first month he was born, but he just wasn't a "CJ". He is a Canyon!

Meanings and history of the name Canyon: | Edit

An English Word from the Spanish:"Cañón"
"A narrow chasm with steep walls,cut by running water."
The German Word/Meaning Is:"Schlucht"
"In monasteries, a book containing the rules of a religious order.(n.) A member of a cathedral chapter; a person who possesses a prebend in a cathedral or collegiate church."

Canyon As A Baby Name For A Boy Can Be Found Most Easily Under "Odd Baby Names".

Famous real-life people named Canyon: | Edit

Three-time All American Volleyball Player and Volleyball Executive Canyon Ceman. In 2012,The WWE hired Canyon as their Senior Director of Talent Relations.

Canyon in song, story & screen: | Edit

Title: Grand Canyon Suite
Artist: Ferde Grofe
Length: 9:45
Interviewees: Gerard Schwartz, Seattle Symphony Composer
Ferde Grofe,Jr.,Son of Composer
Recording:GCS Symphony Rhapsody In Blue

Website For Credit & Reference:
http://www.npr.org/2000/10/29/1113160/grand-canyon-suite

"In 1916,an itinerant pianist in his 20s strapped gas cans to a vintage jeep and drove across the Arizona desert to watch the sun rise over the Grand Canyon. More than 40 years later, Ferde Grofe described what he saw in a radio interview...So Grofe used music, the language he knew best. Ferde Grofe knew how to use every instrument in the orchestra to bring his compositions to life. In the "Grand Canyon Suite," he evoked the natural sounds he'd heard on his visit there. He made the woodwinds sound like birds and the trumpets sound like crickets...Ferdinand Rudolf von Grofe was born in New York City and raised in Los Angeles. He came from a family of fiddlers, mostly from Germany. At age 13, Grofe quit school and worked odd jobs as a bookbinder, a theater usher and a horse driver. In his spare time, he liked to hunt in the desert and write music. He began playing second-chair viola with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In the off-season, he took a job that provided him with a completely different musical experience, according to his son, Ferde Grofe Jr...When the time came to adapt Gershwin's dance band version of "Rhapsody in Blue" to symphony orchestra size, it was Ferde Grofe who did the job. According to Ferde Grofe Jr., it was this experience that lit a fire under the orchestrator to create his own work. So he picked up the piece he'd started a few years earlier inspired by his trip to the Grand Canyon...Ferde Grofe completed the "Grand Canyon Suite" in 1931. At first, he wrote it for a small orchestra, around 20 players. But when he expanded it for a large symphony, Gerard Schwartz says that's when the work came alive...Ferde Grofe is sometimes referred to as America's tone poem composer. He was a sentimentalist. His favorite composer was Tchaikovsky. His son says Grofe saw a wide range of emotional possibilities in the "Grand Canyon"...
Pictorial orchestration is sometimes overlooked when we consider the merits of musical compositions. Ferde Grofe's "Grand Canyon Suite," with its almost non-stop musical effects, communicates an infectious passion for the beauty of the untouched American West. It's become an international postcard, and many of its tunes have entered popular culture. And it's got a happy ending. At the end of the violent "Cloudburst" movement, Grofe leave us with two sections that he called "Moon Comes From Behind the Clouds" and "Nature Rejoices In All Its Grandeur."

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