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PronouncedPron.KLEE-u-na Irish

Meaning & History

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.
VariantsCleena, Clíona Irish Clídna Irish Mythology
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beauty, goddesses, legend, love, uncertain etymology
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute