Gender: Female Meaning of Flannery: "red eyebrows" Origin of Flannery: Irish

Flannery Origin and Meaning

The name Flannery is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "red eyebrows".

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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snowsbeloved Says:


This name makes me think of cellophane for some reason. What’s weird is I don’t hear flannel...

Wittyusername103 Says:


Annie or Laney

RoddyThlayli Says:


I feel like I should like this, but all I can think about is flannel.

georgiaO Says:


cool meaning i guess

Sheena St Peter Says:


Ree. I want to name my daughter Flanery and I plan on calling her Ree

Alsace Says:


I am a huge fan of Flannery O'Connor so this name appeals to me in that sense. I like the sound as a whole but I'm not a fan of the associated nicknames. That might not be an issue for some but we're big on nn in my family. :)

Jo Jo Says:


I think it's rather darling, and could fit a grown woman, but what nickname?

Flan, Flanny, Fanny, Franny?

What about Annie?

ThistleThorn Says:


Can't get over the sound of Flannel

arizonawinnie Says:


actually kind of like this