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This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Chanel in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Chanel:

  • Records indicate that 13,396 girls in the United States have been named Chanel since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1991, when 674 people in the U.S. were given the name Chanel. Those people are now 29 years old.

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    Comments about the name Chanel

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      28 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Chanel and I am 43 years old next birthday - I live and was born in the UK - I think my mother was ahead of her time - thank you very much mummy for giving this lovely name to me in 1971 :-)" Aug. 17, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hai , my name is Chanel , and yes it gets annoying when people mispronounce a rather simple looking name. Also I hate it when black people say it's a hood rat name and then other people call it stereotypical. Other then that, I'm a chanel and I look like a Chanel I wouldn't be named anything else. The name Chanel carries a good aura about her. She's classy , exotic , spice , sweet , intelligent, poised , level headed, has a mind if her own and is wise beyond her years. It is a beautiful name. So prestigious and magnificent. Filled with Hollywood glam old and new. Then go and add on Chanel Alexandria ; coco Chanel one of the founding mothers of women's fashion today. Alexandria a city in Africa and the female version of alexander the great. I just like to think about how amazing my name sounds and the history it holds. It's the name of a legend. I'm named after a great women who had a mind of her own back in a time where women weren't suppose the really do nor think on the own. I'm very happy with my name. I almost got named Chloe Nicole which is cute but I love Chanel alot people. I'm just saying Chanel can beat any brittney/ Molly/ Emily/ amber/ Lauren / and Danielle any day of any week. Also I'm black but if you heard my over the phone you would think I'm white. An yes I was the only Chanel in my high school and everyone I mean everyone knew my name and therefore knew me." Dec. 8, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like this name .. Would name my child but Not with "ch" as it might be mispronounced .. it would rather be 'Shanelle' or 'Shenelle' . I just love this name cant wait to be called as Shanelle 's mom.." Jun. 15, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Shanel..And I ABSOLUTELY ♥ IT!! :D Im 12 and my friends usually call me Nellie :)" Nov. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 18 year old daughter's name is Chanel and I love her and her name very much. She is truly the "perfume" of my life. My daughter is as delightful today as the day she was born and I am so happy I gave her such a beautiful name. It fits her." Oct. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name . ithink its lovely. My daughters name is Chanel ." Jul. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Chanel and on a daily basis we get compliments on her name! She loces her name even though most people call her Nel!" Jun. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Chanel and I'm 24. I've always loved my name :) No one I know has it and I think that makes it even prettier. People tell me all the time how beautiful a name it is! I always get the compliment "Your as beautiful as you name." That's a huge plus :))" May. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "im pregnant and if ihave a girl iwanna name her Chanel. iLOve that name for some reason. The childs father dosent like it but oh well i just cant change it...ilove it soooo much. ithink the name is beautiful" Apr. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • ""My Name is also Chanel, & I am 18.. I have never met anyone with my name, except for some people online.. People always think I am black because of my name, but I am not. Lol! Also, my family calls me Nelly (; & people always mistake my name for Channel or Chantel , So . . Sometimes I wish my name was spelled Shanel , but otherwise I love it ." Jan. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i'm 28 and my name is chanel. people think it's beautiful and always wonder what my nationality is since i'm so exotic looking. people often mistake it for channel or chantel (which i absolutely abhor). nicknames range from Nel, Chanellie, and Chana. When I was a kid i didn't appreciate my name, but now i love how unique it is." Dec. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Chanel im 13 and i love it i have soo many different nicknames like nel nel or just nel even nelly also coco because of coco chanel or chanel # 5 and people always pronounce it wrong as "channel" or "shantel" which is annoying at times but i still love it because no one around me has the name Chanel and people think its a black person name but i dont think soo even though im mixed with black and white." Dec. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a daughter name Shawna. I am pregnant with your second child. I love to name your second child Chanel. What do you guys think?" Nov. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi I'm Chanel Kaese and I'm Eight i hated my name because kids kept teasing me because it's a perfume! but now they've seen this site and they are nice to me now so thank you very much! for te meaning of my name and the popularity :)" Nov. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello my name is also Chanell and i lOvE my name...i often receive compliments on how beautiful my name is. Also since i study French i love to hear my name pronounced with a french accent =D...(i dont have many problems with "channel" i think it can be cute at times when you know the ppl)" Sep. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have an one year baby girl and i named her Chanelle as i love the name and i hope she does too when shes older." Jan. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is chanel and im the only chanel i know so every on take the mick out of my name but i think is a cool name to have lol" Nov. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name and gives me plenty of attention being that I'm in the fashion industry. It's very beautiful except when others call me Channel. I hate that! For a long time I was the only Chanel I knew, except for the friends of my mom who named their baby's after me. Through the years, I've come across more and more with my name. The one thing we all had in common was that we were good looking:) My friends do call me Channel, as a nickname, because they know I hate it and they are the only ones who can. My family calls me Chan." Sep. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Chanel, and I've always loved it! I have a twin sister named Charmane. People always pronounce both of our names incorrectly. I get "Channel" alot, or "Shanul"??? LOL, I love it! It's diffrent ;)" Jan. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "For many years I was the only Chanel that I knew of but once I got to college I was one of many. My good friend from college and I share the name. From the time I was very young I've been nicknamed number 5, like the perfume. An ex started calling me Coco Chanel and that stuck now evertone refers to as that or just Coco. People always mispronounce it as channel or the name Chantel, which I hate. My family calls me Nel or Nelly." Jan. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This name makes me popular because it relates so well to the fashion very cool name to have" Dec. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Chanel is the beautiful name of Totti's daughter. Totti is the most famous italian football player. Pasquale" Oct. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Chanel is my name! LOL. my friends mum calles meeh Chanel #5 buh i dont mind ^^ buh i hate it when people call mee CHANNEL like argh. one time this dude, he says my name is demented. kinda made meeh cry ... :(" Oct. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "well people always call me channel as in turning the tv." Oct. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i think its the most beautiful name i have heard of every name in this world is nice.and everyone has they own opinions and views" Aug. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is my name. People often mispronounce & misspell it assuming that its something else even though they're familiar with Coco Chanel, & Chanel #5. Then most will follow with a compliment of the name or a joke about Chanel #5 or Channel this or Channel that (i.e Channel 9). Usually when I meet with someone with my name they're about 15 years younger than I am & the spelling is usually different." Jul. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate


  • "yes they spell my name wrong and call me is so stupip" Jul. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "my name is chanel and I think its the best name on earth, everyday I surely thank my mum everday for my name. one more thing, whoevers name is called chanel, I LOVE U!!!" Mar. 11, 2011: Report as inappropriate

      25 Neutral Comments

  • "My names Chanel & I'm 18, I love my name tbh I think it's the best name going. People often pronounce it wrong which is annoying as its simple to read! I often get called Nellie nel chanaynay chanellie bellie (when I was a baby). I love my name so much and often get told that my name is sexy. I thank my parents for giving me this wonderful name! :)))" Apr. 5, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name isnt Chanel. I have a 2month old baby girl and her nsme is Edrienne(pron. Adrienne) but i dont like her name. Im going to change it to Chanel because my boyfriend loves the name" Apr. 2, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey you even spelled my name wrong it is spelled chanelle i have 2 friends named chanelle" Nov. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Chanel and she loves her name. She thanks me all the time for giving her a unique name. She likes to use her middle name also, which is Nalani. I grew-up in Hawaii and my BFF was Hawaiian. So, I gave Chanel the middle name, Nalani, to honor my BFF. Nalani means "Heavenly One", and Chanel is a walking testament to her namesake! She is beautiful, intelligent and poised. I feel truly blessed!" Sep. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Chanel and I used to detest my name so much ... it's because it's so difficult to have a nick name ... So far people that I am fond with call mee "Nellie" , "Nel" , "Chanelie" , "ShayShay" (because of my name pronunciation) , "Chanellie-Bellie" (got it in pre-school..) , and yeah ... well I've been living with this name for about 13 years aand I'm slowly starting to get used to it :) I guess because I don't know anyone else with this name bugs me ... but whatever :D hehe" Jul. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 35 years old and my name is Shanel. I'm often complimented on my name. I thank my father for giving me such a beautiful and unique name." May. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Shanel, and I absolutely hate it! I'm 19 and white and people are always surprised when they meet me because I am not black. When my name gets pronounced wrong, they pronounce it Shan-el (like Channel but with the sh sound)it irritates me but I suppose there are worse names out there." Apr. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is chanel and i am 12 people say im spoiled and i have everything just beacouse i had a sweet 12 last year,but i like my name im the only one called chanel in my scholl and im proud and i hav chanel bags so yh.x" Apr. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Chanel and I love it!!! I am 17 years old and I get a lot of nicknames to. People like to call me nel, chanellie, nelly, chananae, coco chanel, and even chanel number 5. Some people say my name wrong and call me channel or chantel and I can't stand it. I'm black mixed with cherokee but I don't know any otther people with my name." Apr. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 23 and my name is Chanel too. I use to hate it when I was little because everyone would call me Michelle, Chantel, Janelle, and Channel. But as I got older I grew to love it. At my job I answer alot of phone calls and when I tell them my name everyone always comments on how beautiful and unique it is! My family calls me Nel and nelly and close friends Chanellie. lol" Dec. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my namne is chanel and i love it but it annoys me wen people call me chantelle" Nov. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Chanel is the best name ever! I am 25 and there has not been a day where I hated my name and wished it were something else!! Its elegant, classy and represents the woman I am well :)" May. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello Ive named my daughter Chanel and she is 12 months old. My first daughter is named Alicia and when she was little everybody said what a beautiful name that was. Unfortunatley, the same has not happened here and im thinking of changing Chanels name to Madeline. What do you think? Shes still young to change it..but i have to do it now or never. Sooo confused." Apr. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughter is called chanel she is 12 and i love just as much if not more, as the day i named her, she never gets picked on people never call her channel although it has come on a few cards, who cares she loves it i love it its a beautifull name, just like her and her little sister camellia (cami)" Feb. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im not the biggest fan of my name lols ! :P It's okaaay ! But i just hate the usual incorrections like "Channel" && "Jandel" ! Those are the name's people seem to come up with heheh ! But i guess it's just a name ! And just imagine what it would be like with a different name ! Pretty weird ! =] Ceeyah !" Nov. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey my name is Chanel and I used to hate it because no one else had the same name as me. I always used to wish that I was named something popular like Ashley but as I got older I grew to love it. When I transfered to the french school board I met many other girls named Chanel so I'm guessing that it's more of a french thing to name your daughter Chanel." Nov. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey its my name too. im 14 and nobody i no around my age has it. i think its cool and i am called el or ellie at home. All the time i am mistaken as channel or chantel. everyone loves my name and i am happy to have it. it is good to have something that is different from the ordinary names." Oct. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names chanelle and i love especially when joseph says it *hehe* later guys" Oct. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names chanelle and i love especially when joseph says it *hehe* later guys" Oct. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Chanel, and people keep saying "Channel" its so annoying sometimes LOL. I also love it becauseits my favorite name brand" Jul. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Chanel is the beautiful name of the daughter of the most famous italian football player: Francesco Totti. Pasquale" Oct. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i absolutly love this name and im going to name my daughter it! -Simone" Aug. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "people call me perfume all the time an it makes me cry and eat my lunch in the batroom stall" Jul. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i lyk my name its pretty i dnt really care if pple dnt lyk it thats there problem they can get ova it.i no0o people with my name is spelt chanelle people mostly spell it right b4 they rite my name down they always ask does it start with a s or c but i luv my name its cool.:)" Jul. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "People dp like my name. sometimes they may spell it like this "chanell" or "shanel" or even "channel" and sometims "chanelle" I dont like itbut I justhave to deal with it. But they always pronounce it right! I only met one person with my name!" May. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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