US Popularity:7286
Meaning:Wood, thicket; Dweller by the wood
Shaw is a masculine name of English origin, meaning “wood” or “thicket.” Derived from the Old English word sceaga, which points to a person or “dweller by the wood,” Shaw is a short but stirring name that might inspire baby to find treasure in the towering trees and age-old trunks that live, breathe, and bloom in their favor. You might also recognize this appellation for its associations with American artist Adam Shaw, whose abstract oil works are as wonderfully layered as the woodland his surname alludes to. If baby’s personality seems a little puzzling at the minute, giving them a name like Shaw is a darling way to delight in their complex character.

Famous People Named Shaw

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  • George Bernard Shaw

Shaw Name Popularity Data

U.S. Births

Overall:Shaw is currently #7286 in U.S. births
Boy:Shaw is currently #2511 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 148
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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