|Subject:||Re: Meaning of Erin?|
|Author:||Chrisell (Authenticated as Chrisell)|
|Date:||August 25, 2005 at 9:09:06 PM|
|Reply to:||Re: Meaning of Erin? by Erin|
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'.
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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