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PronouncedPron.GRAW-nyə Irish

Meaning & History

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 Diarmaid in later Irish legend, and it is often associated with gráidh "love".
VariantsGrania, Granya Irish
User SubmissionGrainne


food, goddesses, harvest goddesses, legend, love, uncertain etymology
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute