Gaelic and Celtic are not separate languages as such. Rather, the Gaelic languages are a sub-family of the Celtic language family. So it is unlikely that a name would mean one thing in Gaelic and something else in 'Celtic'.Erin
is a poetic name for Ireland
, from the name of an ancient Irish goddess, Eriu. Have a look at these two links:www.answers.com/erinwww.answers.com/eriu
I think the 'peace' meaning is probably something fabricated by "baby name" books and sites to give the name a more interesting meaning than 'Ireland
', particularly if the false meaning dates back to the time when the Irish were not well-thought-of in English-origin society.
♦ Chrisell ♦
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