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Subject: Re: CHARACTER NAMES
Author: Beth   (guest, 159.134.75.78)
Date: November 24, 2002 at 2:23:16 PM
Reply to: CHARACTER NAMES by kit
admitily i might have gotten carried away! but i hope it help! i onlyly looked up irish names mostly cause they mostly celtic or from a celtic name! but the first page of this site will let you look up scotish welish and english names! if it were up to me i would use the name emer, only i would spell it eimear!
hope it help!:)

BOADICEA f Ancient Celtic (Latinized)
Latinized form of BOUDICCA

BOUDICCA f Ancient Celtic
Derived from Celtic boud meaning "victory". This was the name of a 1st-century queen of the Iceni who led the Britons in revolt against the Romans. Eventually her forces were defeated and she committed suicide.

AIDAN m,f Irish, Scottish
Pronounced: AY-den
Anglicized form of AODHÁN, occasionally used as a feminine name.

AIGNÉIS f Irish
Irish form of AGNES

AILBHE m,f Irish
Pronounced: AL-va
Possibly derived from the old Gaelic root albhus meaning "white". In Irish legend she was a warrior of the Fianna.

AILÍS f Irish
Pronounced: AY-leesh
Irish form of ALICE

ÁINE f Irish
Means "radiance" in Gaelic. This was the name of the queen of the fairies in Celtic mythology. It is also taken as an Irish form of
ANNE.

AINGEAL f Irish
Irish cognate of ANGELA

AISLIN f Irish, English
Variant of AISLING

AISLING f Irish
Pronounced: ASH-ling
Means "dream" or "vision" in Irish Gaelic.

AISLINN f Irish
Variant of AISLING

AITHNE f Irish
Variant of EITHNE

ALASTRÍONA f Irish
Pronounced: al-as-TREE-na
Feminine form of ALASTAR

AOIBHEANN f Irish
Pronounced: EE-van
Means "beautiful sheen" in Irish Gaelic. This was the name of the mother of Saint Enda. It was also borne by several Irish princesses.

AOIBHÍN f Irish
Variant of AOIBHEANN

AOIFE f Irish, Irish Mythology
Pronounced: EE-fa
Means "beauty" from the Gaelic word aoibh. In Irish legend Aoife was a warrior princess. In war against her sister Scathach, she was defeated in single combat by the hero Cuchulainn. Eventually she was reconciled with her sister and became the lover of Cuchulainn.

ASHLING f Irish
Pronounced: ASH-ling
Anglicized form of AISLING

ASSUMPTA f Irish
Latin form of ASUNCIÓN

BÁIRBRE f Irish
Pronounced: BAWR-bra
Irish form of BARBARA .

BÉBHIONN f Irish
Pronounced: BAY-vin
Variant of BÉIBHINN

BÉBINN f Irish
Pronounced: BAY-vin
Variant of BÉIBHINN

BEDELIA f Irish
Irish variant of BRIDGET

BÉIBHINN f Irish
Pronounced: BAY-vin
Means "fair lady" in Irish Gaelic.

BEVIN f Irish
Anglicized form of BÉIBHINN

BIDDY f Irish, English
Pet form of BRIDGET

BIDELIA f Irish, English
Pet form of BRIDGET

BLÁITHÍN f Irish
Means "little flower", derived from the Irish word blath "flower" and a diminutive suffix.

BLANID f Irish
Anglicized form of BLÁTHNAT

BLÁTHNAID f Irish
Variant of BLÁTHNAT

BLÁTHNAT f Irish, Irish Mythology
Pronounced: BLAW-nit
Means "little flower" from the Irish word blath "flower" combined with a diminutive suffix. In Irish legend she was a maiden abducted and married by Cú Roí. She was rescued by Cuchulainn, who killed her husband, but she was in turn murdered by one of Cú Roí's loyal servants.

BRADY m,f English, Irish
Pronounced: BRAY-dee
From the Irish surname Ó Brádaigh, which means "descendent of Brádach". The personal name Brádach probably derives from a Gaelic word meaning "large-chested".

BRAIDY m,f English, Irish
Variant of BRADY

BREDA f Irish
Anglicized form of BRÍD

BRIANNA f English, Irish
Pronounced: bree-AN-a
Feminine form of BRIAN

BRÍD f Irish
Contracted form of BRIGHID

BRIDE f Irish
Anglicized form of BRÍD

BRIDGET f Irish, Scottish, English, Irish Mythology
Pronounced: BRI-jit
From the Irish name Brighid which means "high goddess". In Irish mythology she was the goddess of poetry and wisdom, the daughter of the god Dagda. This name was also borne by a patron saint of Ireland (also called Brigid) who established a convent at Kildare in the 5th century, and by the patron saint of Sweden (also called Birgitta).

BRIGHID f Irish, Irish Mythology
Pronounced: BRIED
Irish form of BRIDGET

BRIGID f Irish, Irish Mythology
Variant of BRIGHID

BRIGIT f Irish, Scottish, English
Variant of BRIDGET

BROGAN m,f Irish
Derived from Gaelic bróg "shoe" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of several Irish saints, including Saint Patrick's scribe.

BRÓNACH f Irish
Derived from Irish Gaelic brón meaning "sorrow". Saint Brónach was a 6th-century mystic from Ireland.

BRONAGH f Irish
Anglicized form of BRÓNACH
CAITLIN f Irish, English
Pronounced: KAYT-lin
Irish form of Cateline, the Old French form of KATHERINE.

CAITRIA f Irish
Irish form of KATHERINE

CAITRÍONA f Irish
Irish form of KATHERINE

CAOILAINN f Irish
Variant of CAOILFHIONN

CAOILFHIONN f Irish
Pronounced: KEE-lin
Derived from the Gaelic elements caol "slender" and fionn "fair". This was the name of several Irish saints.

CAOIMHE f Irish, Scottish
Derived from Gaelic caomh meaning "beautiful".

CAREY m,f Irish, English
Pronounced: KER-ee
From the Irish surname Ó Ciardha, which means "descendent of Ciardha". The name Ciardha means "dark" in Gaelic.

CARSON m,f Scottish, Irish, English
From a Gaelic surname of unknown meaning. A famous bearer of the surname was the American scout Kit Carson.

CATHLEEN f Irish, English
Pronounced: kath-LEEN
Variant of KATHLEEN

CATRINA f Irish, Scottish
Variant of CATRIONA

CATRIONA f Irish, Scottish
Pronounced: ka-TREE-na
Gaelic form of KATHERINE

CHEVONNE f Irish
Anglicized form of SIOBHAN

CIANNAIT f Irish
Feminine form of CIAN

CIARA f Irish
Pronounced: KEE-a-ra, KEER-a
Feminine form of CIARAN. Saint Ciara was an Irish nun who established a monastery at Kilkeary in the 7th century.

CLEENA f Irish
Anglicized form of CLÍODHNA

CLÍODHNA f Irish, Irish Mythology
Pronounced: KLEE-u-na
Possibly means "shapely" in Irish Gaelic. In Irish legend this was the name of a beautiful goddess. She fell in love with a mortal named Ciabhan and left the Land of Promise with him, but when she arrived on the other shore she was swept to sea by a great wave.

CLÍONA f Irish
Contracted form of CLÍODHNA

CLODAGH f Irish
From the name of a river in Tipperary, Ireland.

CONCEPTA f Irish
Latin form of CONCEPCIÓN

DÁIRÍNE f Irish
Derived from Irish Gaelic dáire meaning "fruitful, fertile".

DAMHNAIT f Irish
Pronounced: DEV-nawt
Means "little fawn" from Gaelic damh "fawn" combined with a diminutive suffix.

DARINA f Irish
Anglicized form of DÁIRÍNE

DEARBHÁIL f Irish
Means "daughter of Fál", derived from Gaelic der "daughter" and Fál, a legendary name for Ireland.

DEIRBHILE f Irish
Means "daughter of a poet" from Gaelic der "daughter" and file "poet". This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint.

DEIRDRE f English, Irish
Pronounced: DER-dra, DEER-dra, DEER-dree
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from a Celtic word meaning "woman". She was a tragic character in Celtic legend who died of a broken heart after Conchobhar, the king of Ulster, killed her lover Naoise and forced her to be his bride.

DELMA f Irish, English
Short form of FIDELMA

DERVAL f Irish
Anglicized form of DEARBHÁIL or DEIRBHILE

DERVILA f Irish
Anglicized form of DEARBHÁIL or DEIRBHILE

DERVLA f Irish
Anglicized form of DEARBHÁIL or DEIRBHILE

DEVNET f Irish
Pronounced: DEV-net
Anglicized form of DAMHNAIT

DOIREANN f Irish
Possibly means either "sullen" or "daughter of FIONN" in Irish.

DOREAN f Irish
Anglicized form of DOIREANN .

DYMPHNA f Irish
Pronounced: DIMF-na
Anglicized form of DAMHNAIT. This was the name of a 7th-century martyr, the patron saint of lunatics.

DYMPNA f Irish
Variant of DYMPHNA

ÉABHA f Irish
Irish form of EVE

EADAN f Irish
Modern form of ÉTAÍN

ÉADAOIN f Irish
Modern form of ÉTAÍN

EAVAN f Irish
Pronounced: EE-van
Anglicized form of AOIBHEANN

EDNA (1) f Irish, Scottish
Pronounced: ED-na
Anglicized form of EITHNE

EIBHLÍN f Irish
Irish form of both AVELINE and EMELINE

EILEEN f Irish, English
Anglicized form of EIBHLÍN

EILÍS f Irish
Pronounced: IE-leesh
Irish Gaelic form of ELIZABETH

EILISH f Irish
Pronounced: IE-leesh
Anglicized form of EILÍS

EIREANN f English, Irish
From Eirinn, the dative case of Gaelic Eire, meaning "Ireland".

EIREEN f English, Irish
Pronounced: ie-REEN
Irish form of IRENE

EITHNE f Irish, Scottish
Pronounced: EN-ya, EN-a
Means "kernel" in Gaelic. This was the name of a 5th-century Irish saint, sister of Saint Fidelma and follower of Saint Patrick.

EMER f Irish, Irish Mythology
Pronounced: EE-mur
Possibly from Gaelic eimh "swift". In Irish legend she was the wife of Cuchulainn. She was said to possess the six gifts of womanhood: beauty, voice, speech, needlework, wisdom and chastity.

ENA f Irish
Anglicized form of EITHNE

ENNIS f,m Irish
From the name of a town in Ireland.

ENYA f Irish
Pronounced: EN-ya
Anglicized form of EITHNE

ERIN f English, Irish
Pronounced: ER-in
Anglicized form of EIREANN

ETHNA f Irish
Anglicized form of EITHNE

ETHNE f Irish
Variant of EITHNE

ETNA f Irish
Anglicized form of EITHNE

FEDELMA f Irish
Variant of FIDELMA

FEIDHELM f Irish
Feminine form of FEIDHLIM. In Irish legend she was a daughter of Conchobhar the king of Ulster.

FINNGUALA f Irish, Irish Mythology
Variant of FIONNGHUALA

FINOLA f Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of FIONNGHUALA

FÍONA f Irish
Derived from Irish fion meaning "vine".

FIONNGHUALA f Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "white shoulder" from Irish fionn "white, fair" and guala "shoulder". In Irish legend Fionnghuala was one of the four children of Lir who were transformed into swans for a period of 900 years.

FIONNUALA f Irish
Modern Irish form of FIONNGHUALA

FIONOLA f Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of FIONNGHUALA

FLANN m,f Irish
Pronounced: FLAN
Means "red" in Irish Gaelic. This was the name of a 9th-century king of Tara in Ireland.

FLANNAN m,f Irish
Pet form of FLANN

GOBINET f Irish
Variant of GOBNAIT

GOBNAIT f Irish
Pronounced: GAWB-net
Feminine form of GOBÁN. This was the name of a 6th-century Irish abbess, the patron saint of Ballyvourney.

GOBNET f Irish
Anglicized form of GOBNAIT

GORMLAITH f Irish, Scottish
Means "illustrious princess" from Irish gorm "illustrious" and flaith "princess, lady". This was the name of the wife of Brian Boru.

GRÁINNE f Irish, Irish Mythology
Pronounced: GRAWN-ya
Possibly derived from Gaelic grán meaning "grain". This was the name of an ancient Irish grain goddess. The name also belonged to the fiancée of Fionn mac Cumhail and the lover of Diarmuid in later Irish legend, and it is often associated with gráidh "love".

GRANIA f Irish
Pronounced: GRAWN-ya
Latinized form of GRÁINNE

GRANYA f Irish
Variant of GRANIA

HONOR f English, Irish
Variant of HONOUR

HONORA f Irish
Either a variant of HONORIA or an elaborated form of HONOUR.

ÍDE f Irish
Pronounced: EE-da
Possibly derived from Old Irish ítu "thirst". This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint.

IMMACULATA f Irish
Latin form of INMACULADA

ISIBÉAL f Irish
Irish form of ISABEL

ITA f Irish
Anglicized form of ÍDE

IÚILE f Irish
Irish form of JULIA

KATHLEEN f Irish, English
Pronounced: kath-LEEN
Anglicized form of CAITLIN

KEELAN f,m Irish
Anglicized form of CAOILFHIONN, sometimes used as a masculine name.

KEELEY f English, Irish
Variant of KAYLEY

KEELIN f Irish
Pronounced: KEE-lin
Anglicized form of CAOILFHIONN

KELLY m,f Irish, English
Pronounced: KEL-ee
It could be related to the first name CEALLACH or the surname derived from it Ó Ceallaigh. Alternatively, it might be related to a Pictish word meaning "wood" or "holly". As a surname, this name has belonged to actor and dancer Gene Kelly and actress Grace Kelly.

KENNEDY f,m English, Irish, Scottish
Pronounced: KEN-e-dee
From the Gaelic name Cinnéidigh meaning "misshapen head". The name is often given in honour of assassinated American president John F. Kennedy.

KIERA f Irish
Anglicized form of CIARA

LÉAN f Irish
Irish form of HELEN

LÍADAN f Irish
Pronounced: LEE-din
Means "grey lady" in Irish Gaelic. In Irish legend she was a poetess who became a nun, but then missed her lover Cuirithir so much that she died of grief.

LÍLE f Irish
Irish form of LILY

LUÍSEACH f Irish
Derived from the name of the Irish god LUGH.

MADAILÉIN f Irish
Irish form of MAGDALENE

MAEVE f Irish, Irish Mythology
Pronounced: MAYV
From the Gaelic name Méabh meaning "intoxicating". In Irish legend this was the name of a warrior queen who killed the hero Cuchulainn.

MÁIRE f Irish
Pronounced: MOI-ra
Irish form of MARY

MAIRÉAD f Irish
Irish form of MARGARET

MAIRENN f Irish
Variant of MÁIRÍN

MÁIRÍN f Irish
Pronounced: MOI-reen
Irish pet form of MARY .

MAURA (2) f Scottish, Irish, English
Pronounced: MOR-a
Possibly from Gaelic mór meaning "great". This was the name of an obscure 5th-century Irish or Scottish martyr. This name is also used as an Anglicized form of MÁIRE.

MAUREEN f Irish, English
Pronounced: mor-EEN
Anglicized form of MÁIRÍN

MAURENE f Irish, English
Pronounced: mor-EEN
Variant of MAUREEN

MAURINE f English, Irish
Pronounced: mor-EEN
Variant of MAUREEN

MAVE f Irish
Variant of MAEVE

MAVOURNEEN f Irish
Derived from the Irish phrase mo múirnín meaning "my darling".

MÉABH f Irish
Pronounced: MAYV
Original Irish form of MAEVE

MEADHBH f Irish
Pronounced: MAYV
Variant of MÉABH

MEAVE f Irish
Variant of MAEVE

MEDB f Irish
Variant of MÉABH

MOIRA f Irish, Scottish
Pronounced: MOI-ra
Anglicized form of MÁIRE

MONA (1) f Irish, English
Pronounced: MO-na
Anglicized form of MUADHNAIT

MONAT f Irish
Anglicized form of MUADHNAIT

MÓR f Scottish, Irish
Pronounced: MOR
Means "great" in Gaelic. It is sometimes translated into English as SARAH.

MOREEN f Irish, English
Pet form of MÓR sometimes used as a variant of MAUREEN.

MORNA f Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of MUIRNE

MOYNA f Irish, Scottish
Variant of MONA (1)

MOYRA f Irish, Scottish
Variant of MOIRA

MUADHNAIT f Irish
Pronounced: MOO-nat
Means "little noble one", derived from Irish muadh "noble, good" combined with a diminutive suffix.
MUIREANN f Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "fair sea", derived from Gaelic muir "sea" and fionn "fair, white". In Irish legend this was the name of the mother of Fionn mac Cumhail.

MUIRENN f Irish
Variant of MUIRGEN

MUIRGEN f Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "born of the sea" in Irish Gaelic. In Irish legend this was a maiden who was transformed into a salmon.

MUIRGHEAL f Irish
Means "bright sea", derived from Gaelic muir "sea" and geal "bright".

MUIRÍN f Irish
Variant of MUIRGEN

MUIRNE f Irish
Means "beloved" in Irish Gaelic.

MURIEL f English, French, Irish
Anglicized form of MUIRGHEAL

MYRNA f Irish
Pronounced: MUR-na
Anglicized form of MUIRNE

NAINSÍ f Irish
Irish form of NANCY

NAOMH f Irish
Pronounced: NEEV
Means "holy" in Irish Gaelic.

NEASA f Irish, Irish Mythology
Pronounced: NES-a
Meaning unknown, presumably of Gaelic origin. In Irish legend she was the mother of Conchobhar, king of Ulster.

NEASSA f Irish
Variant of NEASA

NESSA (3) f Irish
Pronounced: NES-a
Variant of NEASA

NEVE f Irish
Anglicized form of NIAMH

NÓIRÍN f Irish
Irish pet form of NORA

NOLA f Irish, English
Pet form of FINOLA or a feminine form of NOLAN.

NORA f Irish, English, Scandinavian
Pronounced: NOR-a
Pet form of HONORA or ELEANOR

NORAH f Irish, English
Variant of NORA

NOREEN f Irish, English
Pronounced: nor-EEN
Pet form of NORA

NUALA f Irish
Short form of FIONNUALA

ODHARNAIT f Irish
Means "little pale green one", derived from Irish odhra "pale green, sallow" combined with a diminutive suffix.

ONORA f Irish
Irish form of HONORA

OONA f Irish
Variant of UNA

OONAGH f Irish
Pronounced: OO-na
Variant of UNA

ÓRFHLAITH f Irish
Pronounced: OR-la
Means "golden princess" from Irish ór "gold" combined with flaith "princess". This was the name of a sister of the Irish king Brian Boru.

ORLA f Irish
Pronounced: OR-la
Anglicized form of ÓRFHLAITH

ORLAGH f Irish
Anglicized form of ÓRFHLAITH

ÓRLAITH f Irish
Pronounced: OR-la
Variant of ÓRFHLAITH

ORNA f Irish
Anglicized form of ODHARNAIT

ORNAT f Irish
Anglicized form of ODHARNAIT

PÀDRAIGÍN f Irish
Irish form of PATRICIA

PATSY f,m Irish, English
Pronounced: PAT-see
Pet form of PATRICIA or PATRICK

RAGHNAILT f Irish
Irish form of RAGNHILD

RAGHNALL m Irish, Scottish
Gaelic form of RAGNVALD

RÁICHÉAL f Irish
Irish form of RACHEL

RATHNAIT f Irish
Means "little graceful one", derived from Irish rath "grace" combined with a diminutive suffix.

REAGAN m,f English, Irish
From the Irish surname Ó Raigain, which means "descendent of Raigan". The name Raigan means "little king" in Gaelic.

RÍONA f Irish
Either a variant of RÍOGHNACH or a short form of CATRIONA.

RÍONACH f Irish
Variant of RÍOGHNACH

RÓIS f Irish
Irish cognate of ROSE

RÓISÍN f Irish
Pronounced: RO-sheen
Pet form of RÓIS

RONIT f Irish
Anglicized form of RATHNAIT

ROSHEEN f Irish
Anglicized form of RÓISÍN

RYAN m,f Irish, English
Pronounced: RIE-an
From a surname which was originally derived from an Irish first name which meant "little king" (from Irish rí "king" combined with a diminutive suffix).

SABIA f Irish
Means "sweet" in Irish Gaelic.

SADB f Irish
Pronounced: SIEV
Variant of SADHBH

SADHBH f Irish
Pronounced: SIEV
Means "sweet, goodly" in Irish Gaelic.

SAIBH f Irish
Variant of SADHBH

SAOIRSE f Irish
Pronounced: SEER-sha
Means "freedom" in Irish Gaelic.

SARAID f Irish
Means "excellent" in Irish Gaelic.

SÉARLAIT f Irish
Pronounced: SHER-lat
Irish form of CHARLOTTE

SHAVONNE f Irish, English
Anglicized form of SIOBHAN

SHEILA f Irish, English
Pronounced: SHEE-la
Anglicized form of SÍLE

SHEVAUN f Irish, English
Anglicized form of SIOBHAN

SHEVON f Irish, English
Anglicized form of SIOBHAN

SIBÉAL f Irish
Irish form of ISABEL

SÍLE f Irish
Pronounced: SHEE-la
Irish form of CECILIA

SÍNE f Irish
Pronounced: SHEE-na
Irish form of JEANNE

SINÉAD f Irish
Pronounced: shi-NAYD
Irish form of JEANNETTE

SIOBHAN f Irish
Irish form of Jehanne, a Norman French variant of JEANNE.

SIOFRA f Irish
Perhaps means "elf" in Irish Gaelic.

SÍOMHA f Irish
Variant of SÍTHMAITH

SÍTHMAITH f Irish
Means "good peace" from Irish síth "peace" and maith "good".

SIVE f Irish
Pronounced: SIEV
Anglicized form of SADHBH

SLÁINE f Irish
Pronounced: SLAW-na
Means "health" in Irish Gaelic.

SORCHA f Irish, Scottish
Means "radiant" in Gaelic.

TALULLA f Irish
Derived from the Gaelic name Tuilelaith meaning "abundance lady".

TEAGAN m,f Irish
Means "little poet", derived from Gaelic tadhg "poet" and a diminutive suffix.

TREASA f Irish
Irish form of THERESA

UNA f Irish, Scottish
Pronounced: OO-na
Possibly means "lamb" in Irish Gaelic.

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