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Sawney

Sawney Meaning and Origin

Adorable and classically Scottish, this unisex name is lively, cheeky, and energetic. The name Sawney is a unisex name meaning “defender of men and is of Scottish origin. In Scottish culture, “Sawney” is a nickname or a familiar form of Alexander. It is similar to the English nickname “Sandy.” The name Sawney has historical associations with Scotland and has been used in various contexts throughout the centuries. Sawney is also believed to be a Scottish variant of the name Sweeney, which originates from the Gaelic name Suibhne. The name Suibhne is derived from the Irish word “suibhne,” meaning “pleasant” or “well-going.” In Scottish and Irish folklore, the name Sweeney/Suibhne is associated with various legends and tales. Despite the historical and legendary associations, the name Sawney is relatively uncommon in modern usage. 

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