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GenderMasculine
UsageIrish
PronouncedPron.TEER-nakh
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Meaning & History

Derived from Irish Gaelic tigern meaning "lord". This was the name of an Irish saint of the 6th century. In his youth he was kidnapped by Welsh pirates and brought to Wales, but he escaped to Scotland. Eventually he returned to Ireland where he was a bishop of Clogher.

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saints
Entry updated May 19, 2007