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What does Shawnee mean?

Shawnee Pronunciation of Shawnee [shawnee] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Shawnee) is of Native American Indian origin. Name of the tribe which came from the eastern American forests before they migrated westward. Also possibly a variant of Shawn. There is a town named Shawnee Mansion in Kansas.

Associated with: forests (tree).


Shawnee has 2 variants: Shawney and Shawnie.

5 more relations via Shawn: Shaun, Shaundre, Shawnel, Shawnell and Shawnn.

Creative forms:
(male) Shadnee, Shenee, ..

(female) Shawne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shawnee Alonso (S.A.), ..

How popular is Shawnee?

Shawnee is a rare given name for males. Shawnee is also a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Shawnee (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 are Shaun (#769 from current records) and Shawn (#352). Other variants, like Shawnn, are seldom used. These forms of Shawnee were popular 45 years ago (adoption of 0.8%) and are now significantly less widespread (adoption 0.1%, 91%), with forms like Shawn becoming less in vogue. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shaun, Shawn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shaun, Shawn outside U.S.

Similar Names

Shawnee is pronounced similarly to Chaney and Shani. Other recommended names are Dabnee (see Dabney), Pawnee, Sante, Santee, Sawyer, Shaan, Shade, Shadoe, Shae, Shafeek, Shafeer, Shaine, Shakeel, Shakeer, Shameer, Shan, Shanan, Shandey (see Shandy), Shandy, Shane, Shanen, Shanley, Shann, Shannan, Shannen, Shannley, Shannon, Shanon, Shaque, Shaqueel, Shaqueer, Shareef, Shavonne, Shaw, Shayanne, Shaye, Shayn, Shayne, Stanek, Stanlee, Stannes (see Stanislaus), Swaine and Swayne. These names tend to be more frequently used than Shawnee.