Type Surname (from occupation)
Pronounced Pron. CHAP-lin(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Occupational name for a chaplin, or perhaps for the servant of one, from Middle English, Old French chapelain. A famous bearer was the British comic actor Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesCapella(Catalan) Kappel(Dutch) Kappel(German) Capela(Portuguese) Capilla(Spanish)
Entry added May 29, 2020