Channing \ch(a)-nni-ng\ as a boy's name is pronounced CHAN-een. It is of English and Old French origin, and the meaning of Channing is "young wolf; official of the church". Occupational name. Related to Cannon, and possibly "canal" (Old French).
Channing has 6 variant forms: Canning, Cannon, Canon, Chann, Channe and Channon.