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Boy Name: Shaw

Name: Shaw
Pronunciation: \shaw\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: wood
Origin: English
Sounds Like: Shai, Shay, Shae
Similar Names: Shawn, Shad, Shan, Shaq, Thaw
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 144


Shaw \shaw\ as a boy's name is pronounced shaw. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Shaw is "wood". Place name.

Baby names that sound like Shaw are Shai, Shay and Shae. Other similar baby names are Shawn, Shad, Shan, Shaq and Thaw.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Shaw.


Shaw is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#144 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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