I'm trying figure out when to celebrate my wife's name day. Her name is Erin
, which doesn't have a particular name day in Sweden (where we live), or even - according to the name day database on this web site - in any country.Erin
(by the same source) seems to be an old Irish derivative of Ireland
, Eire (Eirinn). But where does that name come from, or what does it mean?Irene
(same source again) comes from the Greek eirene, meaning peace.
Is there a common root here? The words start to look fairly similar, and I seem to remember reading somewhere that Erin
, Eire) means peace as well.
Anyone have some ideas or input? Would it be appropriate to celebrate Erin
on the name day for Irene