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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage Celtic
Pronounced Pron. kreevee  [key]
Other Forms FormsCreevy

Meaning & History

Variant of Creevy.
It is a shortened and Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Craobhaigh, or Ó Craoibhe, ‘descendant of Craobhach’, a byname which means ‘curly(-headed)’ or ‘prolific’ (from craobh ‘branch, bough’).
It can also be a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Riabhaigh, see McGreevy.
Added 11/16/2022 by CaptainYulef
Edited 11/16/2022 by CaptainYulef