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Gender: Female Origin of Flannery: Irish, from 'flann' and 'gal', meaning ruddy and valor. Meaning of Flanna: Irish, "red-haired"

The name Flannery is a girl's name of Irish origin. Flannery and is often added to lists like Cool Girls' Names—Rare, Unique and Unusual and discussed in our forums with posts like "The Makeover Baby Name Game".

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Long before the vogue of using Irish surnames for girls, writer Flannery O'Connor gave this one some visibility. It has a warm (flannelly) feel and the currently popular three-syllable ee-ending sound. Mary Flannery O'Connor was an important twentieth century regional writer whose work has been characterized as Southern Gothic, often featuring grotesque characters and concerned with questions of morality.

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Famous People Named Flannery

(Mary) Flannery O'Connor, American novelist

Pop Culture References for the name Flannery

Flannery "Flan" Culp, a character in Daniel Handler's "The Basic Eight"
Flannery, character in the book "The Secret Language of Girls"
Flannery, Gym leader in the Pokemon video games
Flannery, character in the book "Pages for You"