[ 2 syll. can-non, ca-nn-on ] The baby boy name Cannon is pronounced as KAEN-ahN †. Cannon is used chiefly in the English language and it is also derived from English origins. The name is of the meaning clergyman.
Cannon has 15 variants. Variants include Canaan, Canan, Caning, Cannan, Cannin, Canning, Cannun, Cannyn, Cannyng, Canon, Canun, Canyng, Kannon, and Kanon. The pet form Cane is another English variant.
Cannon is fairly popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity has been increasing since the 2000s; before that, it was of irregular use only. At the modest height of its usage in 2018, 0.027% of baby boys were given the name Cannon. Its ranking then was #538. Within all boy names in its group, Cannon was the most popular in 2018. Cannon was more commonly used than the next most popular name, Kannon, by 14% in that year.
† Pronunciation for Cannon: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"