Manx Submitted Names

Manx names are used on the Isle of Man.
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AALISH f Manx
Manx form of Alice.
AIMEL f Manx
Manx feminine form of Aemilius (see Emil).
AINLE f Manx (Modern, Rare)
From Manx ainle "angel", used as a Manx equivalent of Angela.
ALISTRINA f Manx
Manx form of Alastríona.
ALLOW m Manx (Archaic)
Manx name of uncertain origin, used until the 17th century. Kneen (1937) suggests Old Norse alfr "elf"; Gill (1963) points to the Manx surname Callow, which derives from MacCalo, an Anglicized form of either of the Gaelic surnames Mac Calbach "son of Calbhach" (the Gaelic name Calbhach meaning "bold") or Mac Caolaidhe "son of Caoladhe" (the Gaelic name Caoladhe being a derivative of caol "slender, comely").
ALLY f Manx
Derived from Manx aaley "beautiful". It is also a variant of Ailie.
ALURED m Manx, English
This is a Manx name, said to be a cognate of Alfred via its latinized form Aluredus, a variant of Alvredus.... [more]
AVERICK f Manx
Manx form of Aifric, from Gaelic aith-bhric or ath-breac meaning "somewhat dappled, speckled". According to 'An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language' (1896) by Alexander MacBain, the old Gaelic feminine name Affric belonged to a water nymph in local folklore who gave her name to the river Affric (which itself gave its name to the Scottish glen and loch Affric).
AVERICKE f Manx (Archaic)
Variant of Averick, mainly found in the 1600s.
BAHEE f Manx
Of very uncertain origin and meaning. Folk etymology, however, seems to connect this name to both Margaret and Biddy.
BARBARY f Manx, Medieval English, English (Archaic)
English vernacular form and Manx regular form of Barbara.
BARRIAGHT f Manx (Modern, Rare)
A newly coined name derived from Manx barriaght "victory" and intended as a Manx form of Victoria.
BLAA f Manx
Derived from Manx blaa "bloom, flower" (but also "pride, heyday"), this name has been occasionally used as an equivalent of Flora.
BREATA f Manx, English (British), Irish
Means "strong spirit," or denoted someone from Britain. May be related to Bretta or Bridget.
CALY f Manx
Manx name derived from Irish Cailleach "a nun; a female servant of a saint" (literally "veiled one").
CALYBRID f Manx
Means "servant of Saint Bridget", formed from Irish cailleach "nun", originally "veiled one", combined with the name Bríd. Prefixed names of saints and otherwise sacred personages were used chiefly in the North of the Isle of Man ("and especially in the parish of Lezayre"), though the fashion died out in the early 17th century (perhaps when sacred names became acceptable for everyday use; see Bridget).
CALYCRIST f Manx
Means "servant of Christ" from Old Irish cailleac "nun" (originally "veiled one") combined with Crist "of Christ". It is the feminine equivalent of Gilchrist.
CALYCRISTA f Manx
Variant of Calycrist, meaning "servant of Christ".
CALYPATRIC f Manx (Archaic)
Means "devotee of Saint Patrick", from Old Irish caillech "(female) servant, nun" combined with the name Patrick. It was used in the Isle of Man until the 17th century, when the names of saints were no longer considered too holy for everyday use.
CALYVORR f Manx
Means "servant of the Virgin Mary", from the Irish prefix cailleach "nun" (originally "veiled one") combined with the name Máire (which was considered too holy for everyday use until the 17th century).
CALYVORRA f Manx
Combination of the Old Irish cailleac, meaning "female devotee, servant, nun (of)" and Vorra, "Mary (Mother of Jesus)" (see Voirrey). Perhaps Vorra/Voirrey (Mary) was considered too holy for use as a feminine name, due to the Christian saint, and thus "servant of" prefixed it... [more]
CARMANE m Manx
Manx form of Germanus.
CATREENEY f Manx
Manx form of Katherine.
CISSOLT f Manx
Manx form of Cecilia.
COONEE f Manx (Archaic)
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Theories include a diminutive of Constance as well as a derivation from Manx cooney "help" (possibly with the intended meaning of "helpful").
CREENA f Manx (Modern, Rare)
A newly coined name derived from Manx creeney "wise" and intended as a Manx equivalent of Sophia.
DARRATY f Manx (Archaic)
Dialectal form of Dorothy.
DOONA f Manx
Derived from Manx doo "black; black-haired, black headed".
EALISH f Manx, Literature
Variant of Aalish. It was used in Manx translations of Alice in Wonderland (Ealish ayns Cheer ny Yindyssyn).
EAYLEE f Manx
Manx cognate of Eilidh.
EDARD m Manx
Manx form of Edward.
EDEENEY f Manx
Manx form of Edwina.
EEDIN m Manx
Manx form of Edwin.
EMELL f Manx
Variant of Aimel.
EUBONIA f Manx (Archaic)
Of unknown origin and meaning.
EUNYS f Manx, English (Modern, Rare)
Modern English variant and traditional Manx form of Eunice. It coincides with the Manx word eunys "pleasure; joy; bliss; delight".
FINGOLA f Manx, History
Manx form of Finnguala. Fingola was the name of the queen of Godred III of Mann.
FINLO m Manx
Manx form of Finlugh.
FLAUNYS f Manx (Modern, Rare)
Modern Manx spelling of Flathanas "Paradise" (in the Christian sense of the word). This is a newly coined name intended as a Manx form of Urania and Celeste.
FRANCKAGE f Manx
Manx form of Frances.
GEMELLI f Manx (Archaic), Italian
Manx and Italian cognate of Gemini.
GENNET f Manx
According to the Manx scholar W.W.Gill this name is not connected with Jane or John, but with the Frankish name Genida.
GERRYLT m Manx
Manx form of Gerald.
GILANDER m Manx
Anglicised form of a Gaelic name meaning "the servant of (St) Andrew".
GLENNIE f Manx
"I have known but one instance of this name, but as it was given to a child because she was born in a glen (Glen Aldyn), it is worth recording as a case of an invented name, independent of the Scottish and Irish family name of the same origin, and the cognomen in the old song 'John O'Dwyer a'gleanna'... [more]
GORRY m Manx
Manx form of Godfrey.
GRAIHAGH f Manx (Modern)
Derived from Manx graihagh "lovable; loving; affectionate", this name is a modern coinage.
GRAINNEY f Manx
Manx form of Gráinne.
GRAYSE f Manx (Modern)
Derived from Manx grayse "grace; virtue; charisma" and used as a Manx equivalent of English Grace.
IBBOT f Manx, Medieval English
Manx diminutive of Isabel.
IGNAID m Manx
Manx form of Ignatius.
INRY m Manx
Manx form of Henry.
ISSOT f Manx (Archaic)
Manx diminutive of Isabel as well as of Ysolt "of the Breton romances introduced by the Normans".
JAYMS m Manx
Manx form of James.
JINN f Manx
Colloquial form of Jane.
JOHNET f Manx
Manx form of Jonet.
JONEY f Manx
Diminutive of Johnet.
JUNEY f Manx
Variant of Joney. Due to its resemblance to Judy, folk etymology likes to - erroneously - connect this name to Judith.
KERRON m Manx
Manx form of Ciarán.
KIKIL f Manx
Manx form of Cecilia.
KIRRY f Manx
Manx diminutive of the feminine given name Katherine and its variants. It also may be inspired by the Manx word kirree meaning "sheep", and is found as the subject of two Manx folk songs: 'Ny Kirree Fo 'Niaghtey' (English: 'The Sheep Under the Snow') and 'O Kirree T'ou Goll Dy Faagail Mee' ('Oh Kirree, Thou Wilt Leave Me').
KYRIL m Manx
Manx form of Cyril.
LAILIE f Manx
'Supposed to be a sort of byproduct of Elizabeth. Eulalia was formerly not common in Cornwall; but Lailie seems more likely to be the Lelia occasionally used in England (French Lelie), from an old Latin source.'
LEAR m Theatre, Manx
From Leir, probably a Latinized form of Welsh Llyr. King Lear is the title character of a tragic play by Shakespeare (1606). His name and story were taken directly from Geoffrey of Monmouth's tale of King Leir, a legendary king of the ancient Britons.
LILEE f Manx (Modern, Rare), American (Rare)
English variant and Manx form of Lily.
MALANE f Manx
Manx form of Magdalene.
MARGET f Estonian (Rare), Manx (Archaic), American (Archaic), Old Swedish, Medieval English
Estonian variant of Margit, Old Swedish variant of Marghit and Manx dialect form of Margaid.
MARIOD f Manx (Archaic)
Diminutive of Mary.
MARTHEY m Manx
Manx form of Martha.
MERICKE f Manx (Archaic)
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Current theories include a transcription/reading error of Avericke, an adoption of the Yorkshire name Merica or a transferred use of the surname Mericke (which shares its source with the English surname Merick).
MIAN m Manx
Manx form of Matthew.
MOIRRAL f Manx
Manx form of Marion.
MOIRREY-MALANE f Manx
Combination of Moirrey and Malane, referring to Saint Mary Magdalene.
MYGHIN f Manx (Modern, Rare)
A modern coinage derived from Manx myghin "mercy", this name is used as a Manx equivalent of Mercy.
NESSIE f English, Scottish, Manx
Originally a diminutive of Agnes, used independently from at least the 18th century. It is now also used as a diminutive of Vanessa. Since the 1950s it has been used as a nickname for the legendary Loch Ness Monster.
NEVEN m Manx (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Naoimbin, meaning "little saint".
OLLISTER m Manx
Manx form of Alistair.
ONNEE f Manx
Manx variant of Anne or Annie.
ONNOR f Manx
Manx cognate of Onóra.
ORRY m Manx
Derived from Goree or Gorry, Manx forms of the Old Norse/Gaelic name Godred, an old form of Godfrey. Godred Crovan or "King Orry" is an important figure in Manx folklore, surviving in folk songs and local legends... [more]
PAAYL m Manx
Manx form of Paul.
PAYL m Manx
Manx palatalized form of Paul, probably introduced from Scotland.
PEDDYR m Manx
Manx form of Peter.
PYEE f Manx
Variant of Paaie, a Manx form of Peggy ("with loss of intervocalic consonant").
REYNYLT f Manx (Rare, Archaic)
Manx feminine form of Reynold.
RIGARD m Manx
Manx form of Richard.
ROBARD m Manx
Manx form of Robert.
ROSEEN f Manx
Manx cognate of Róisín (compare Rosheen).
SALISBURY f Manx (Archaic)
Transferred use of the English surname Salisbury, recorded several times during the 17th century as a feminine name in Mann.
SAVAG f Manx (Archaic)
Most likely a transferred use of the surname Savag, which is a "Manxified" form of the English surname Savage.
SESSOTT f Manx
Derived from Cissot, itself an archaic English diminutive of Cicely.
SHARLOTT f English (Rare), Manx
Manx form and English variant of Charlotte.
SHORYS m Manx
Manx form of George.
SHORYSEEN f Manx
Manx form of Georgina.
SORGHEY f Manx
Manx form of Sorcha.
STEAON m Manx
Manx form of Stephen.
TAIG m Manx
Manx form of Timothy.
THOMAASE m Manx
Manx form of Thomas.
THOMASE m Manx
Manx form of Thomas.
THORMOT m Manx
Manx form of Tormod.
TREELAGH m Manx
Manx form of Terence.
VORGELL f Manx (Archaic)
Manx form of Borghild. 'It has been stated that Vorgell represents the Irish Derbforgaill.' It last appears in Manx records in 1513.
YSAIG m Manx
Manx form of Isaac.
YSBAL f Manx
Manx form of Isabel.
YSBEL f Manx
Manx form of Isabel.
YUAASE m Manx
Manx form of Judas.