Irish Names

Irish names are used on the island of Ireland as well as elsewhere in the Western World as a result of the Irish diaspora. See also about Irish names.
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ABBÁNmIrish
Means "little abbot", derived from Irish abb "abbot" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint, the son of King Cormac of Leinster.
ÁDHAMHmIrish
Irish form of ADAM.
AENGUSmIrish
Variant of AONGHUS.
AFRICA (2)fIrish, Scottish
Anglicized form of AIFRIC.
AIDANmIrish, Scottish, English (Modern)
Anglicized form of AODHÁN. In the latter part of the 20th century it became popular in America due to its sound, since it uses the same fashionable aden suffix sound found in such names as Braden and Hayden.
AIDEENfIrish
Anglicized form of ÉTAÍN.
AIFRICfIrish, Scottish
Possibly means "pleasant" in Irish.
AIGNÉISfIrish
Irish form of AGNES.
AILBHEf & mIrish
Possibly derived from the old Gaelic root albho meaning "white". In Irish legend this was the name of a female warrior of the Fianna. It was also the name of a 6th-century masculine saint.
AILILLmIrish, Irish Mythology
Means "elf" in Irish Gaelic. This name occurs frequently in Irish legend, borne for example by the husband of Queen Medb.
AILÍNmIrish
Irish cognate of ALAN.
AILÍSfIrish
Irish form of ALICE.
AINDRÉASmIrish
Irish form of ANDREW.
AINDRIÚmIrish
Irish form of ANDREW.
ÁINEfIrish
Means "radiance" in Gaelic. This was the name of the queen of the fairies in Celtic mythology. It is also taken as an Irish form of Anne.
AINGEALfIrish
Irish cognate of ANGELA.
AISLINfIrish
Variant of AISLING.
AISLINGfIrish
Means "dream" or "vision" in Irish Gaelic. This name was created in the 20th century.
AISLINNfIrish
Variant of AISLING.
AITHNEfIrish
Possibly a variant of EITHNE.
ALANNAHfEnglish (Modern), Irish
Variant of ALANA. It has been influenced by the affectionate Anglo-Irish word alannah, from the Irish Gaelic phrase a leanbh meaning "O child".
ALAOISmIrish
Irish form of ALOYSIUS.
ALASTARmIrish
Irish form of ALEXANDER.
ALASTRÍONAfIrish
Feminine form of ALASTAR.
ALBYmIrish
Anglicized masculine form of AILBHE.
AMHLAOIBHmIrish
Irish form of OLAF.
ANGUSmScottish, Irish, English
Anglicized form of AONGHUS.
ANRAÍmIrish
Irish form of HENRY.
AODHmIrish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
From the old Irish name Áed, which meant "fire". This was a very popular name in early Ireland, being borne by numerous figures in Irish mythology and several high kings. It has been traditionally Anglicized as Hugh.
AODHAGÁNmIrish, Scottish
Diminutive of AODH.
AODHÁNmIrish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
From the old Irish name Áedán, a diminutive of Áed (see AODH). This was the name of an Irish monk and saint of the 7th century. It was also borne by several characters in Irish mythology.
AOIBHEfIrish
Variant of AOIFE.
AOIBHEANNfIrish
Means "beautiful sheen" in Irish Gaelic. This was the name of the mother of Saint Enda. It was also borne by Irish royalty.
AOIFEfIrish, Irish Mythology
Means "beauty" from the Gaelic word aoibh. In Irish legend Aoife was a warrior princess. In war against her sister Scathach, she was defeated in single combat by the hero Cúchulainn. Eventually she was reconciled with her sister and became the lover of Cúchulainn. This name is sometimes used as a Gaelic form of EVE or EVA.
AONGHUSmIrish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
Possibly meaning "one strength" derived from Irish óen "one" and gus "force, strength, energy". Aonghus (sometimes surnamed Mac Og meaning "young son") was the Irish god of love and youth. The name was also borne by an 8th-century Pictish king and several Irish kings.
ARAN (1)f & mIrish
From the name of the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland.
ARDALmIrish
Anglicized form of ARDGHAL.
ARDGHALmIrish
Means "high valour", derived from the Irish elements ard "high" and gal "valour".
ASHLINGfIrish
Anglicized form of AISLING.
ASSUMPTAfIrish
Latinate form of ASUNCIÓN, used especially in Ireland.
BÁIRBREfIrish
Irish form of BARBARA.
BARRAmIrish
Variant of BAIRRE.
BARRFHIONNmIrish
Means "fair hair", derived from Gaelic barr "head" and fionn "white, fair".
BARRFINDmIrish
Older form of BARRFHIONN.
BARRYmIrish, English
Anglicized form of BAIRRE. It is also sometimes used as an Anglicized form of BERACH.
BEARACHmIrish
Variant of BERACH.
BÉBHINNfIrish
Modern spelling of BÉBINN.
BÉBINNfIrish, Irish Mythology
Means "fair lady" in Irish Gaelic. This name was borne by several characters in Irish mythology, including a goddess of childbirth.
BEDELIAfIrish
Irish diminutive of BRIDGET.
BÉIBHINNfIrish
Modern form of BÉBINN.
BERACHmIrish
Derived from Gaelic biorach meaning "sharp". This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint.
BEVINfIrish
Anglicized form of BÉBINN.
BIDDYfIrish, English
Diminutive of BRIDGET.
BIDELIAfIrish
Diminutive of BRIDGET.
BLÁITHÍNfIrish
Variant of BLÁTHNAT using a different diminutive suffix.
BLANIDfIrish
Anglicized form of BLÁTHNAT.
BLÁTHNATfIrish, Irish Mythology
Means "little flower" from the Irish word blath "flower" combined with a diminutive suffix. In Irish legend she was a maiden abducted and married by Cú Roí. She was rescued by Cúchulainn, who killed her husband, but she was in turn murdered by one of Cú Roí's loyal servants.
BRÁDACHmIrish
Possibly derived from a Gaelic word meaning "large-chested".
BRADENmEnglish, Irish
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Bradáin meaning "descendant of BRADÁN".
BRADYmEnglish, Irish
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Brádaigh meaning "descendant of BRÁDACH".
BRAN (1)mIrish, Irish Mythology
Means "raven" in Irish. In Irish legend Bran was a mariner who was involved in several adventures.
BREANDÁNmIrish
Irish Gaelic form of BRENDAN.
BREDA (1)fIrish
Anglicized form of BRÍD.
BREEfIrish
Anglicized form of BRÍGH.
BRENDANmIrish, English
From Brendanus, the Latinized form of the Irish name Bréanainn which was derived from a Welsh word meaning "prince". Saint Brendan was a 6th-century Irish abbot who, according to legend, crossed the Atlantic and reached North America with 17 other monks.
BRENDANUSmIrish (Latinized)
Latinized form of Bréanainn (see BRENDAN).
BRENNANmIrish, English
From an Irish surname derived from Ó Braonáin meaning "descendant of Braonán". Braonán is a byname meaning "rain, moisture, drop" (with a diminutive suffix).
BRIANmEnglish, Irish, Ancient Irish
The meaning of this name is not known for certain but it is possibly related to the old Celtic element bre meaning "hill", or by extension "high, noble". It was borne by the semi-legendary Irish king Brian Boru, who thwarted Viking attempts to conquer Ireland in the 11th century. He was slain in the Battle of Clontarf, though his forces were decisively victorious. The name was common in Ireland before his time, and even more so afterwards. It came into use in England in the Middle Ages, introduced by Breton settlers. It subsequently became rare, but was revived in the 20th century.
BRÍDfIrish
Modern form of BRIGHID.
BRIDEfIrish
Anglicized form of BRÍD.
BRIDGETfIrish, English, Irish Mythology
Anglicized form of the Irish name Brighid which means "exalted one". In Irish mythology this was the name of the goddess of fire, poetry and wisdom, the daughter of the god Dagda. In the 5th century it was borne by Saint Brigid, the founder of a monastery at Kildare and a patron saint of Ireland. Because of the saint, the name was considered sacred in Ireland, and it did not come into general use there until the 17th century. In the form Birgitta this name has been common in Scandinavia, made popular by the 14th-century Saint Birgitta of Sweden, patron saint of Europe.
BRIDIEfIrish
Anglicized diminutive of BRÍD.
BRÍGHfIrish
Derived from Irish brígh meaning "power, high".
BROGANm & fIrish
Derived from Gaelic bróg "shoe" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of several Irish saints, including Saint Patrick's scribe.
BRÓNACHfIrish
Derived from Irish Gaelic brón meaning "sorrow". Saint Brónach was a 6th-century mystic from Ireland.
BRONAGHfIrish
Anglicized form of BRÓNACH.
CADOGANmWelsh, Irish
Anglicized form of CADWGAN.
CAHALmIrish
Anglicized form of CATHAL.
CAHIRmIrish
Anglicized form of CATHAIR.
CAINNEACHmIrish
Irish form of COINNEACH.
CAIRBREmIrish
Means "charioteer" in Irish. This was the name of two semi-legendary high kings of Ireland.
CÁITfIrish
Short form of CAITRÍONA.
CAITLÍNfIrish
Irish form of Cateline, the Old French form of KATHERINE.
CAITLINfIrish, English
Anglicized form of CAITLÍN.
CAITRIAfIrish
Possibly a form of CAITRÍONA.
CAITRÍONAfIrish
Irish form of KATHERINE.
CALBHACHmIrish
Means "bald" in Irish Gaelic.
CALVAGHmIrish
Anglicized form of CALBHACH.
CAOILFHIONNfIrish
Derived from the Gaelic elements caol "slender" and fionn "fair". This was the name of several Irish saints.
CAOIMHEfIrish, Scottish
Derived from Gaelic caomh meaning "beautiful, gentle, kind".
CAOIMHÍNmIrish
Irish form of KEVIN.
CAOLÁNmIrish
From Gaelic caol "slender" combined with the diminutive suffix án.
CARBREYmIrish
Anglicized form of CAIRBRE.
CARBRYmIrish
Anglicized form of CAIRBRE.
CAREYm & fIrish, English
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Ciardha meaning "descendant of CIARDHA".
CARROLmIrish
Variant of CARROLL.
CARROLLmIrish
Anglicized form of CEARBHALL. A famous bearer of the surname was Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), whose real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, the author of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'.
CÁRTHACHmIrish
Means "loving" in Irish. This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint.
CASEYm & fEnglish, Irish
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Cathasaigh meaning "descendant of CATHASACH". This name can be given in honour of Casey Jones (1863-1900), a train engineer who sacrificed his life to save his passengers. In his case, Casey was a nickname acquired because he was raised in the town of Cayce, Kentucky.
CATHAIRmIrish
Means "battle man" from Gaelic cath "battle" and vir "man".
CATHALmIrish
Derived from the Gaelic elements cath "battle" and val "rule". This was the name of a 7th-century Irish saint. It has sometimes been Anglicized as Charles.
CATHÁNmIrish
Derived from Gaelic cath "battle" combined with a diminutive suffix.
CEALLACHmIrish
Irish name of uncertain origin, traditionally said to mean "bright-headed". Alternatively it could be derived from Old Irish ceallach "war, strife" or ceall "church".
CEALLACHÁNmIrish
Diminutive of CEALLACH.
CEARBHALLmIrish
Probably from Gaelic cearbh "hacking with a weapon".
CENNÉTIGmIrish
Old Irish byname meaning "armoured head" or "misshapen head". This was the name of an Irish king, the father of Brian Boru.
CHEVONNEfIrish
Anglicized form of SIOBHÁN.
CHRISTIE (2)mScottish, Irish
Scottish and Irish diminutive of CHRISTOPHER.
CHRISTY (2)mScottish, Irish
Scottish and Irish diminutive of CHRISTOPHER.
CIANmIrish, Irish Mythology
Means "ancient" in Gaelic. This was the name of the mythical ancestor of the Cianachta in Irish legend. Cian was also the name of a son-in-law of Brian Boru.
CIANÁNmIrish
Diminutive of CIAN. This was the name of a 5th-century Irish saint.
CIANNAITfIrish
Feminine form of CIAN.
CIARmIrish
Derived from Irish ciar meaning "black".
CIARA (1)fIrish
Feminine form of CIAR. Saint Ciara was an Irish nun who established a monastery at Kilkeary in the 7th century.
CIARÁNmIrish
Diminutive of CIAR. This was the name of two Irish saints: Saint Ciarán the Elder, the patron of the Kingdom of Munster, and Saint Ciarán of Clonmacnoise, the founder of a monastery in the 6th century.
CIARDHAmIrish
Derived from Irish ciar "black".
CILLIANmIrish
Probably from Gaelic ceall "church" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 7th-century Irish saint who evangelized in Franconia. He was martyred in Würzburg.
CILLÍNmIrish
Variant of CILLIAN.
CINÁEDmScottish, Irish
Means "born of fire" in Gaelic. This was the name of the first king of the Scots and Picts (9th century). It is often Anglicized as Kenneth.
CIONAODHmIrish
Modern Irish form of CINÁED.
CLANCYmIrish, English (Rare)
From the Irish surname Mac Fhlannchaidh which means "son of Flannchadh". The Gaelic name Flannchadh means "red warrior".
CLEENAfIrish
Anglicized form of CLÍODHNA.
CLÍODHNAfIrish, Irish Mythology
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.
CLODAGHfIrish
From the name of a river in Tipperary, Ireland.
CODYmEnglish, Irish
From the Gaelic surname Ó Cuidighthigh, which means "descendant of CUIDIGHTHEACH". A famous bearer of the surname was the American frontiersman and showman Buffalo Bill Cody (1846-1917).
CÓEMGEINmIrish
Original Irish form of KEVIN.
COILEANmIrish
Irish form of CAILEAN.
COLIN (1)mScottish, Irish, English
Anglicized form of CAILEAN or COILEAN.
COLMmIrish
Variant of COLUM.
COLMÁNmIrish
Diminutive of Colm (see COLUM). This was the name of a large number of Irish saints.
COLUMmIrish
Irish form of COLUMBA. This is also an Old Irish word meaning "dove", derived from Latin columba.
COLUMBANmIrish
Possibly an Irish diminutive of COLUMBA. Alternatively, it may be derived from Old Irish colum "dove" and bán "white". The 7th-century Saint Columban of Leinster was the founder of several monasteries in Europe.
COMGANmIrish
Anglicized form of COMHGHÁN.
COMHGHALLmIrish
Means "joint pledge" from Irish comh "together" and gall "pledge".
COMHGHÁNmIrish
Means "born together" from Irish comh "together" and gan "born".
CONALLmIrish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
Means "strong wolf" in Gaelic. This is the name of several characters in Irish legend including the hero Conall Cernach ("Conall of the victories"), a member of the Red Branch of Ulster, who avenged Cúchulainn's death by killing Lugaid.
CONANmIrish
Means "little wolf" or "little hound" from Irish "wolf, hound" combined with a diminutive suffix. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was the author of the Sherlock Holmes mystery stories.
CONCEPTAfIrish
Latinate form of CONCEPCIÓN.
CONCHOBHARmIrish, Irish Mythology
Original Irish form of CONOR.
CONLETHmIrish
Modern form of the old Irish name Conláed, possibly meaning "chaste fire" from Gaelic connla "chaste" and aodh "fire". Saint Conláed was a 5th-century bishop of Kildare.
CONLEYmIrish
Anglicized form of CONLETH.
CONNmIrish
Means "chief" in Irish Gaelic.
CONORmIrish, English, Irish Mythology
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Conchobhar, derived from Old Irish con "hound, dog, wolf" and cobar "desiring". It has been in use in Ireland for centuries and was the name of several Irish kings. It was also borne by the legendary Ulster king Conchobar mac Nessa, known for his tragic desire for Deirdre.
CONRÍmIrish
Means "wolf king" in Irish Gaelic.
CORMACmIrish
Possibly derived from Irish Gaelic corb "raven" or "wheel" and mac "son". This was the name of a 3rd-century king of Ireland.
COWALmIrish
Anglicized form of COMHGHALL.
CUÁNmIrish
Means "little wolf" or "little hound" from the Irish element meaning "wolf, hound" combined with a diminutive suffix.
CUIMÍNmIrish
Possibly from Celtic cam meaning "bent, crooked". This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint.
DÁIBHÍmIrish
Irish form of DAVID.
DÁIREmIrish, Irish Mythology
Means "fruitful, fertile" in Irish Gaelic. This name is borne by many figures in Irish legend, including the Ulster chief who reneged on his promise to loan the Brown Bull of Cooley to Medb, starting the war between Connacht and Ulster as told in the Irish epic 'The Cattle Raid of Cooley'.
DÁIRÍNEfIrish
Derived from Irish Gaelic dáire meaning "fruitful, fertile".
DÁITHÍmIrish
Possibly means "swift" in Irish Gaelic. It is sometimes used as an Irish form of David.
DÁLACHmIrish
Derived from Irish dál meaning "assembly".
DALEYmIrish, English (Rare)
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Dálaigh meaning "descendant of Dálach". The name Dálach means "assembly" in Gaelic.
DALYmIrish, English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of DALEY.
DAMHÁNmIrish
Means "fawn" from Gaelic damh "stag, ox" combined with a diminutive suffix.
DAMHNAITfIrish
Means "fawn" from Gaelic damh "stag, ox" combined with a diminutive suffix.
DARA (1)mIrish
From the Irish Mac Dara which means "oak tree". This was the name of a 6th-century saint from Connemara. It is also used as an Anglicized form of DÁIRE.
DARACHmIrish
Variant of DARA (1) or Anglicized form of DÁIRE.
DARAGHmIrish
Variant of DARA (1) or Anglicized form of DÁIRE.
DARINA (1)fIrish
Anglicized form of DÁIRÍNE.
DARRAGHmIrish
Variant of DARA (1) or Anglicized form of DÁIRE.
DEARBHÁILfIrish
Means "daughter of Fál", derived from the Old Irish poetic word der meaning "daughter" and Fál, a legendary name for Ireland.
DEASÚNmIrish
Irish form of DESMOND.
DECLANmIrish
Anglicized form of Irish Deaglán, which is of unknown meaning. Saint Declan was a 5th-century missionary to Ireland.
DEIRBHILEfIrish
Means "daughter of a poet" from Old Irish der "daughter" and file "poet". This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint.
DEIRDREfEnglish, Irish, Irish Mythology
From the older Gaelic form Derdriu, meaning unknown, possibly derived from Old Irish der meaning "daughter". This was the name of a tragic character in Irish legend who died of a broken heart after Conchobhar, the king of Ulster, forced her to be his bride and killed her lover Naoise.... [more]
DELMAfIrish, English
Short form of FIDELMA.
DERMOTmIrish
Anglicized form of DIARMAID.
DERRYmIrish
Diminutive of DERMOT.
DERVALfIrish
Anglicized form of DEARBHÁIL or DEIRBHILE.
DERVILAfIrish
Anglicized form of DEARBHÁIL or DEIRBHILE.
DERVLAfIrish
Anglicized form of DEARBHÁIL or DEIRBHILE.
DESMONDmEnglish, Irish
From an Irish surname which was derived from Deasmhumhain meaning "South Munster", originally indicating a person who came from that region in Ireland.
DEVINm & fEnglish, Irish
From a surname, either the Irish surname DEVIN (1) or the English surname DEVIN (2).
DEVNETfIrish
Anglicized form of DAMHNAIT.
DIARMAIDmIrish, Irish Mythology
Perhaps means "without envy" in Irish. In Irish mythology this was the name of a warrior who became the lover of Gráinne. It was also the name of several ancient Irish kings.
DOIREANNfIrish, Irish Mythology
Means "sullen, tempestuous" in Irish. This was the name of several characters in Irish legend, including a daughter of Bodb Derg who poisoned Fionn mac Cumhail.
DOMHNALLmScottish, Irish
Gaelic form of DONALD.
DOMNALLmScottish, Irish
Gaelic form of DONALD.
DONAGHmIrish
Anglicized form of Donnchadh (see DUNCAN).
DÓNALmIrish
Modern Irish form of Domhnall (see DONALD).
DONALmIrish
Anglicized form of Domhnall (see DONALD).
DONNCHADHmIrish, Scottish
Gaelic form of DUNCAN.
DONOVANmIrish, English
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Donndubháin meaning "descendant of DONNDUBHÁN".
DORANmIrish
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Deoráin meaning "descendant of Deoradhán". The name Deoradhán means "exile, wanderer" in Gaelic.
DOUGALmScottish, Irish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Dubhghall, which meant "dark stranger" from dubh "dark" and gall "stranger".
DOYLEmIrish
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Dubhghaill meaning "descendant of Dubhghall" (see DOUGAL). Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was the author of the Sherlock Holmes mystery stories.
DRISCOLLmEnglish (Rare), Irish
From an Irish surname which was an Anglicized form of Ó Eidirsceóil meaning "descendant of the messenger".
DUANEmEnglish, Irish
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname Ó Dubhán meaning "descendant of DUBHÁN".
DUBHÁNmIrish
Irish name derived from dubh "dark, black" combined with a diminutive suffix.
DUBHGHALLmIrish, Scottish
Original Gaelic form of DOUGAL.
DYMPHNAfIrish
Anglicized form of DAMHNAIT. This was the name of a 7th-century Irish saint who was martyred by her father. She is the patron saint of the mentally ill.
DYMPNAfIrish
Variant of DYMPHNA.
ÉABHAfIrish
Irish form of EVE.
EACHANNmScottish, Irish
Means "brown horse" from Gaelic each "horse" and donn "brown". It was sometimes Anglicized as Hector.
EADANfIrish
Modern form of ÉTAÍN.
ÉADAOINfIrish
Modern form of ÉTAÍN.
EADBHÁRDmIrish
Irish form of EDWARD.
ÉAMONmIrish
Variant of ÉAMONN. This name was borne by American-born Irish president Éamon de Valera (1882-1975), whose birth name was Edward.
EAMONmIrish
Variant of ÉAMONN.
ÉAMONNmIrish
Irish form of EDMUND.
ÉANNAmIrish
Variant of ÉNNA.
EAVANfIrish
Anglicized form of AOIBHEANN.
EDANmIrish, Scottish
Variant of AIDAN.
EDNA (1)fIrish, Scottish, English
Anglicized form of EITHNE.
ÉIBHEARmIrish, Irish Mythology
Meaning unknown. According to Irish legend this name belonged to two of the sons of Míl, Éibhear Dunn and Éibhear Finn, the first of the Gaels to conquer Ireland.
EIBHLÍNfIrish
Irish form of AVELINE.
EILEENfIrish, English
Anglicized form of EIBHLÍN. It is also sometimes considered an Irish form of HELEN. It first became popular in the English-speaking world outside of Ireland near the end of the 19th century.
EILÍSfIrish
Irish Gaelic form of ELIZABETH (or sometimes of ALICE).
EILISHfIrish
Anglicized form of EILÍS.
EIMEARfIrish
Variant of ÉIMHEAR.
ÉIMHEARfIrish, Irish Mythology
Modern Irish form of EMER.
ÉIMHÍNmIrish
Possibly means "swift, prompt" in Irish Gaelic.
EINRÍmIrish
Irish form of HENRY.
EIREANNfEnglish (Rare), Irish (Rare)
From Éireann, the genitive case of Gaelic Éire, meaning "Ireland". It is commonly Anglicized as Erin.
EIREENfIrish
Irish form of IRENE.
EITHNEfIrish, Scottish
Means "kernel, grain" in Irish. This was the name of a 5th-century Irish saint, sister of Saint Fidelma and follower of Saint Patrick.
ELVA (1)fIrish
Anglicized form of AILBHE.
EMERfIrish, Irish Mythology
Possibly from Gaelic eimh "swift". In Irish legend she was the wife of Cúchulainn. She was said to possess the six gifts of womanhood: beauty, voice, speech, needlework, wisdom and chastity.
ENA (1)fIrish
Anglicized form of EITHNE.
ENDAmIrish
Anglicized form of ÉNNA.
ÉNNAmIrish
Possibly means "bird-like" in Irish. This was the name of several Irish kings and heroes. It was also borne by a 6th-century saint who built the monastery of Killeany.
ENYAfIrish
Anglicized form of EITHNE.
EOGHANmIrish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
Possibly means "born from the yew tree" in Irish, though it is possibly derived from EUGENE. It was borne by several legendary or semi-legendary Irish figures, including a son of Niall of the Nine Hostages.
EOINmIrish, Scottish
Gaelic form of JOHN.
ERINfEnglish, Irish
Anglicized form of EIREANN. It has been used as a given name since the middle of the 20th century.
ERSKINEmScottish, Irish, English (Rare)
From a surname which was originally derived from the name of a Scottish town meaning "projecting height" in Gaelic. A famous bearer of the name was the Irish novelist and nationalist Erskine Childers (1870-1922).
ÉTAÍNfIrish, Irish Mythology
Possibly derived from Old Irish ét "jealousy". In Irish mythology she was a sun and horse goddess who was the lover of Midir.
ETHNAfIrish
Anglicized form of EITHNE.
ETHNEfIrish
Variant of EITHNE.
ETNAfIrish
Anglicized form of EITHNE.
FACHTNAmIrish, Irish Mythology
Perhaps means "hostile" in Irish Gaelic. He was the husband of Neasa in Irish legend. Some versions of the legends also have him as the father of Conchobhar.
FAOLÁNmIrish
Means "little wolf", derived from Gaelic fáel "wolf" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of an Irish saint who did missionary work in Scotland.
FARQUHARmIrish, Scottish
Anglicized form of FEARCHAR.
FEARCHARmIrish, Scottish
Means "dear man" from Gaelic fear "man" and char "dear".
FEARDORCHAmIrish
Means "dark man" from Gaelic fear "man" and dorcha "dark".
FEARGHALmIrish
Means "man of valour", derived from the Gaelic elements fear "man" and gal "valour". This was the name of an 8th-century king of Ireland.
FEARGHASmIrish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
Means "man of vigour", derived from the Gaelic elements fear "man" and gus "vigour". This was the name of several characters in Irish legend including the Ulster hero Fearghas mac Róich.
FECHÍNmIrish
Means "little raven" from Irish fiach "raven" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of an Irish saint of the 7th century who died of the yellow plague.
FEDELMAfIrish
Latinized form of FEIDELM.
FELIMmIrish
Anglicized form of FEIDHLIM.
FERGALmIrish
Anglicized form of FEARGHAL.
FIACHNAmIrish
Derived from Gaelic fiach meaning "raven". This was the name of a king in Irish legend.
FIACHRAmIrish, Irish Mythology
Derived from Gaelic fiach meaning "raven". In Irish legend Fiachra was one of the four children of Lir transformed into swans for a period of 900 years. This is also the name of the patron saint of gardeners, a 7th-century Irish abbot who settled in France.
FIDELMAfIrish
Latinized form of FEIDELM. Saint Fidelma and her sister Saint Eithne were 5th-century followers of Saint Patrick.
FILLINmIrish
Anglicized form of FAOLÁN.
FINLAYmIrish, Scottish, English
Anglicized form of FIONNLAGH.
FINLEYm & fIrish, Scottish, English
Anglicized form of FIONNLAGH.
FINN (1)mIrish Mythology, Irish
Older Irish form of FIONN. This is also the usual Anglicized spelling of the name. As a surname it is borne by Huckleberry Finn, a character in Mark Twain's novels.
FINNAGÁNmIrish
Diminutive of FIONN.
FINNÁNmIrish
Older form of FIONNÁN.
FINNBARRmIrish
Old Irish form of FIONNBHARR.
FINNEGANmIrish, English (Modern)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Fionnagáin meaning "descendant of Fionnagán". The name Fionnagán is a diminutive of FIONN. This was the name of a character in James Joyce's novel 'Finnegans Wake' (1939), the title of which was based on a 19th-century Irish ballad called 'Finnegan's Wake'.
FINNÉNmIrish
Older form of FINNIAN.
FINNIANmIrish
Derived from Old Irish finn "white". This was the name of several Irish saints.
FINOLAfIrish, Scottish
Anglicized form of FIONNUALA.
FINTANmIrish, Irish Mythology
Possibly means either "white fire" or "white bull" in Irish. According to legend this was the name of the only Irish person to survive the great flood. This name was also borne by many Irish saints.
FIONmIrish
Variant of FIONN.
FÍONAfIrish
Derived from Irish fion meaning "vine".
FIONNmIrish, Irish Mythology
From Irish fionn (older Irish finn) meaning "fair" or "white". Fionn mac Cumhail was a legendary Irish hero who became all-wise by eating an enchanted salmon. He fought against the giant Fomors with his son Oisín and grandson Oscar.
FIONNÁNmIrish
Diminutive of FIONN. This was the name of an early Irish saint.
FIONNBHARRmIrish
Means "fair hair", derived from Irish fionn "white, fair" and barr "head". Saint Fionnbharr of Cork was a 6th-century bishop who supposedly performed miraculous cures. The Barry Islands off Wales were named for him.
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