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Gender Masculine & Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. CHEZ-nee  [key]

Meaning & History

From the traditionally English and French topographic surname for someone who lived by or in an oak wood, from the Old French chesnai "oak grove", from chesne 'oak tree'.
Added 2/18/2011 by Polly Names
Edited 5/18/2014 by Ora