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What does Shawnessy mean?

Shawnessy Pronunciation of Shawnessy [shaw-nessy] as a name for girls has its root in Gaelic. Shawnessy is an alternate form of Shawnacy (Gaelic): of uncertain meaning.

Associated with: gaelic.


Shawnessy has 1 variant: Shaughnessy.

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Middle name pairings:
Shawnessy Julianne (S.J.), ..

How popular is Shawnessy?

Shawnessy is a rare first name for females. Shawnessy is an equivalently unique last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shawnessy has not been ranked in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Shawnessy is pronounced similarly to Shanessa. Other suggested similar names are Chassy, Chessy, Seaughnessy, Sessy, Shaine, Shanay, Shandey, Shandy, Shane, Shanea, Shanecka (see Shaneika), Shanedra (see Sha-), Shanee, Shaneese, Shaneice, Shaneika, Shaneka, Shanel, Shanell, Shanella, Shanelle, Shanelly, Shanequa, Shanese, Shanetta, Shaney, Shaneyka, Shanilly, Shanise, Shanisse, Shannea, Shanneice (see Shaneika), Shannel, Shannell, Shannelle, Shannen, Shantay, Shantey, Shareese, Sharissa, Shaunee, Shaunelle, Shauntay, Shawna, Shawnae, Shawnah, Shawnda, Shawndelle, Shawnee, Shawneen, Shawnette, Shawney, Shawni, Shawnice, Shawnie, Shawniece, Shawnna, Shawnta, Shawntae, Shawntay, Shawnte, Shawntel, Shawntile (see Chantal) and Shayne. These names tend to be more frequently used than Shawnessy.

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