Meaning Of The Name Canton | Baby Names | Kidadl


Discover the origin, meaning and pronunciation of the name Canton.

Canton is a unique name for boys, primarily with a Christian lineage. ‘Canton’ signifies someone who lives on the corner of a street. However, this specific name is derived from the term ‘Cannington’ which has a historical origin. Sir William De Cantington was the first person who was endowed with such a name in Pembrokeshire. However, posthumously in 1230, his surname ‘Cantigton’ was further substituted with ‘Canton’, ‘ Cantetone’ or ‘CAUNTON’. Nevertheless, in another theory, the term has a Cantin Nord origin. Besides, ‘Canton’ also has a Galician origin as it is a domicile name which refers to any place in Galicia Spain and has been derived from the root word ‘Canto’. In French the word has a similar meaning but it is derived from Occitan. Therefore, the name ‘Canton’ is mostly used in the European region but this unusual name prevails in the US as well. A baby boy named ‘Canton’ would certainly stand out. 


Canton is most often associated with the gender: male.

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C-A-N-T-O-N , is a 6-letter male given name.

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