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What does Sweeney mean?

Sweeney Pronunciation of Sweeney [sweeney] as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Sweeney is "small hero".

Associated with: irish, small (little), hero.


Sweeney has 1 variant: Sweeny.

Creative forms:
(male) Sweeian, Sweener, ..

(female) Sweean, Sweena, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sweeney Ocean (S.O.), ..

How popular is Sweeney?

Sweeney is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#591 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Presented below is the baby name history of Sweeney for boys. Sweeney has yet to be ranked in the list so far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Sweeney is alike in pronunciation to Sunney. Other recommended names are Cheney, Chesney, Denney, Greeley, Hewney, Keeley, Kenney, Owney, Sealey, Seeger, Seeley, Seely, Selbey, Sennet, Sergey, Shawney, Shelbey, Shelley, Shepley, Sidney, Sivney, Smedley, Steele, Steen, Stepney, Stepny, Sterne, Stoney, Swaine, Swayne, Swen, Swensen, Sydney, Tierney and Verney. These names tend to be more frequently used than Sweeney.

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