Given Name NEASA

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: NYAS-a (Irish), NAS-a (Irish)   [details]

Meaning & History

Meaning uncertain. In Irish legend she was the mother of Conchobhar, king of Ulster. According to some versions of the legend she was originally named Assa meaning "gentle", but was renamed Ni-assa "not gentle" after she sought to avenge the murders of her foster fathers.

Categories

uncertain etymology
VARIANTS: Neassa, Nessa (Irish), Neas, Ness, Nessa (Irish Mythology)