Chantal Name Meaning & Origin

Chantal

Pronunciation: shawn-TAHL (key)

Origin of the name Chantal:

French name derived from the Old Provençal cantal (stone, boulder). Var: Chantall, Chantel, Chantelle. Short: Chan.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Chantel, Chantelle, Shantel

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Nicknames for Chantal

Chanty, Chantelle, shawnie, chan

Meanings and history of the name Chantal

Derived from the word "song" in French.
The surname of a French Saint Jeanne-Françoise de Chantal (17th-century) of great piety who adopted a strict religious life and founded an order of nuns, the Vistandines.

Famous real-life people named Chantal

Tessa Dahl, daughter of author Roald Dahl and actress Patricia Neal, was originally named Chantel until her parents noticed that "Chantal Dahl" rhymed.
St Jane Frances de Chantal, French saint and founder of the Visitation order of nuns.
Chantal Chawaf, French writer
Chantal Goya, French singer and actress
Chantal Groot, Dutch butterfly and freestyle swimmer
Chantal Kreviazuk, Canadian singer
Chantal Mouffe, Belgian political theorist
Chantal Routhier, Award Winning Photographer
Chantal Strand, a voice actress
Chantal Quesnel, Canadian actress

Johnny Depp's wife and Actress: Vanessa Chantal Paradis

Chantal in song, story & screen

Chantel O'Hurley: main character in Skin Deep by Nora Roberts
Chantal, a minor character from the Canadian television series "Godiva's"
Chantal Simmons from the book "The Geek Girl's Guide to Cheerleading" by Charity Tahmaseb
Chantal, a prostitute in the film "Brooklyn's Finest"
Chantal, a character in Neil Gaiman's comic book series "The Sandman"

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