Sweeney Name Meaning & Origin
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More common as a surname.
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Derived from the Gaelic "Mac Suibhne" meaning "son of Suibhne."
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Sweeney Todd is a melodramatic villain known for killing people in his barber shop and then, with his accomplice Ms. Lovett, turns the bodies into meat pies. He has evolved into a mythical bogeyman. There are many, many dramatizations of the story, including the musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.