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What does Shaughnessy mean?

Shaughnessy Pronunciation of Shaughnessy [shaugh-nessy] as a name for girls is of Gaelic origin. Shaughnessy is a version of Shawnacy (Gaelic): of uncertain meaning.

Associated with: gaelic.


Shaughnessy has 1 variant: Shawnessy.

1 more alternative form via Shawnacy: Seaughnessy.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Shaughnessy Kaidence (S.K.), ..

How popular is Shaughnessy?

Shaughnessy is an unusual first name for females but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#5310 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shaughnessy has yet to be recorded in the list thus far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shaughnessy name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shaughnessy outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Shaneese, Shanelly, Shanese, Shanessa, Shaney, Shanisse, Shaunee, Shaunelle, Shauntay and Shawney. Like Shaughnessy, these names are not frequently used.

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