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The first name 

Cannon is a first name typically given to boys, but in rare cases also used as a girls name.

Cannon is a common name for boys!

The name Cannon isn’t among the current fashionable names in our top 10 stats, but nonetheless, it’s still very popular and common. In our SmartGenius ranking of all boys names, Cannon ranks 518. Recently, out of every 10,000 newborn boys, approximately 3 were named Cannon. In the entire USA, approximately 8,226 people – children, adults and seniors – currently bear the name Cannon. That is 0.00 % of all living Americans.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

What does the name 
Cannon mean?

The name Cannon comes from an English surname, which was derived from ‘canon’ for a servant who worked in a clergy house. Today, it may be also given in reference to the word ‘cannon’ for a large gun.

The word 'cannon'... is derived from Italian 'cannone' for 'large tube'.

Cannon -
keeping with the times

Cannon is a fairly recent phenomenon. In the past, the name wasn't really on the radar of expectant parents. Then, unexpectedly, Cannon cried out for attention, reaching its peak in popularity at #476 in our SmartGenius statistics in the year 2019. People over 50 probably didn't have classmates named Cannon, for there were many years in which not a single parent chose this first name for their son. Although it also has never been in the top 100 of most popular first names, Cannon seems to have been in vogue for a while, especially since the beginning of the new millennium.

In years where the graph has no value, the name Cannon was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

Cannon in 2022 – for some parents the most beautiful name in the world

475 babies were named Cannon in 2022 - that's 1 in 344,927 newborn boys. With this number, the boys' name Cannon ranked 566 in our SmartGenius first name statistics in 2022, the most recent year for which records are available.

Cannon has 6 letters 
and begins with a C

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter C is a frequent initial letter for boys’ names. This is because 5.2% of all common boys’ names in the US begin with this letter. The most common first letters of boys' names, by the way, are J, A and D.

With six letters, the name Cannon is of average length. In fact, 28% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly six letters. 24% of all first names are shorter, while 48% have seven letters or more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

With 5.2% of all boys' names that begin with a C, this first letter is thus much more common than the average of all letters. And which boys’ name beginning with C do you think is the most common in the US? The answer is... Charles.

Other names with 
C, a, n, n, o and n

If you take all the letters in the name Cannon – C, a, n, n, o and n – and put them together again, you can form another name, such as Connan.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Cannon

If your name is Cannon and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Cannon

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Cannon, you can simply say:







This is how the name Cannon is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Cannon in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Cannon

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Cannon is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Cannon

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Cannon sounds like this: