[ 3 syll. (c)har-don-nay, ch-ardonn-ay ] The baby girl name Chardonnay is pronounced -SHAARDaaN-iy †. Chardonnay's language of origin is French and it is used largely in the English language. The name refers to chardonnay, a variety of grape used to make a white wine of the same name. The grape is itself named after a French village. As a given name, Chardonnay was first made popular by the British TV series Footballers' Wives (2002-2006) which featured a fictional character of that name. The name was however not invented by the creators of the TV series, as it has been in use before 2002.
Chardonnay has 15 variations. Variations of the name include Char, Chardai, Charday, Charde, Chardon, Chardonae, Chardonai, Chardonay, Chardonaye, Chardonnae, Chardonnai, Chardonnaye, Chardonney, and Sharday. The contraction Chardae is another English variation.
The origin and thus the meaning of Chardonnay is inherited by all variant forms.
Chardonnay is irregularly used as a baby girl name. It is not listed in the top 1000.
Baby names that sound like Chardonnay include Ceradwyn, Ceridwenn, Ceridwenne, Ceridwin, Ceridwinn, Ceridwinne, Ceridwyn, Ceridwynn, Ceridwynne, Sheridane, Sheridann, Sheridanne, Sherideen, Sheridin, Sheridyn, Sherydane, and Shareen.
† Pronunciation for Chardonnay: SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"