Name Canyon Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Canyon


Canyon is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Canyon thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

What is the origin of the name Canyon?

The origin of the name Canyon is not clear. The name Canyon could be derived from the English word “canyon”, which in turn is of ancient Greek origin. However, the name Canyon could also be of Spanish origin.

What does the name Canyon mean?

Canyon means “small reed” (from ancient Greek “kánnā/κᾰ́ννᾱ” = giant reed/reed mat). This meaning relates to the plants that grow on canyons. Derived from the Spanish word “cañón”, the name Canyon means “gorge” or “tube”.

Pronunciation of Canyon

Popularity of the name Canyon

The name Canyon is ranked #11448 overall.

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