Meaning and Origin of Sweeney - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Sweeney

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Gaelic : Little hero

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • Irish : reduced form of McSweeney, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Suibhne ‘son of Suibhne’, a byname meaning ‘pleasant’.
  • Americanized form of French Choinière (see Choiniere).