Channing originates in English language and its meaning is unclear. Initially, it functioned as a surname and as a surname it is used until today. Later on, it started being used as both feminine and masculine given names. Currently, it is much more popular for boys, the famous bearer being the American actor and dancer Channing Tatum.
Channing Crowder - football player
Channing Frye - basketball player
Channing Tatum - actor