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What does Conway mean?

Conway Pronunciation of Conway [con-way] as a boys' name is pronounced KAHN-way. It is of Welsh, Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Conway is "holy river; hound of the plain". Place name and surname. Musician Conway Twitty.

Associated with: irish, river, hound (wolf), surname.


Conway has 1 variant: Conwy.

Creative forms:
(male) Corway, Coway, ..

(female) Concay, Conna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Conway Jaylen (C.J.), ..

How popular is Conway?

Conway is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#719 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Conway reached its peak position of #1183 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not listed currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Conway is alike in pronunciation to Coney, Connie and Kenway. Other suggested similar names are Canaday, Canady, Canbey (see Canby), Canby, Cannan, Choncey, Cobby, Cobey, Cobham, Coby, Codey, Cody, Cokely, Colan, Colas, Colbey, Colby, Coley, Colla, Collby, Colley, Colwin, Colwyn, Con, Conal, Conan, Conant, Conlan, Conlen, Conley, Conn, Connal, Conner, Connlyn, Connor, Conor, Conrad, Conrade, Conrado, Conroy, Corby, Cordas, Corday, Corey, Corley, Corney, Correy, Corry, Corty, Corwan, Corwin, Cory, Costa, Coty, Covey, Covvey (see Covey), Cowal, Cowan, Cowrey (see Cowrie), Cowry, Coxey, Coy, Coyan, Cronan, Dontay, Finlay, Johntay, Linsay, Montay, Moray, Rojay and Sanjay. These names tend to be more commonly used than Conway.

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