Medieval Irish Submitted Names
were used by medieval Irish peoples.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AITHCHE f Medieval Irish
"The name of a holy virgin, patroness of Cill Aithche in the barony of Kenry, Co. Limerick, where her feast-day (Jan. 15) was formerly kept as a holiday and a station held."
ATHRACHT f Medieval Irish
Of uncertain origin and meaning, this name is usually Anglicized as Attracta
. It was "the name of an Irish virgin saint, of Ulster origin, who flourished in the 6th century and founded the nunnery of Killaraght, near Lough Gara, Co... [more]
ATTRACTA f Irish, Medieval Irish (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Gaelic name Athracht
, which is of uncertain meaning. The Latinization was perhaps influenced by attractus
"attracted". This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint who was known as a healer and miracle worker.
BLÁTH f Medieval Irish
Derived from Irish blath
"flower; blossom". This was the name of two virgin saints. It was usually Anglicized as Flora
BRECCÁN m Medieval Irish
Derived from Irish brecc
"freckled, speckled" combined with a diminutive suffix, making it a cognate of Brychan
. This was a common name in early Ireland, borne by at least 13 saints.
BRESSAL m Medieval Irish
Old Irish name derived from Celtic *brestelo-s
"strife, war". It was borne by Bressal mac Ailello Thassaig, an early king of the Uí Liatháin, an early kingdom of Munster in southern Ireland.
COBLAITH f Medieval Irish
Believed to mean "victorious sovereignty", this name was relatively common in the early Irish period.
DOMHANGHART m Ancient Irish, Medieval Irish
Contracted form of the early medieval Irish given name Domhan-Gabh-Art
, which is said to mean "I take Art from the world (to serve his Heavenly Master)" in Irish. The name consists of Irish domhan
meaning "the world", Irish gabh
meaning "I take" and the given name Art
DUBHEASA f Medieval Irish
Meaning "dark waterfall" from the Gaelic word dubh
meaning dark or black and eas
DUIBHEASA f Medieval Irish
Means "dark waterfall" from the Gaelic dubh
meaning "dark" or "black" and eas
FAOILTIGHEARNA f Medieval Irish
Derived from Irish faol
"wolf" and tighearna
"lady". This was "the name of an Irish virgin saint whose feast-day was 17 March".
FÍNEAMHAIN f Medieval Irish
Probably derived from Middle Irish fínemain
which meant "vine" or "vineyard", a derivative of Latin vindemia
(making it a cognate of the English vocabulary word vintage
). This name was recorded in three instances in 14th- and 15th-century Irish annals.
LAISRÉN m Medieval Irish
Derived from Irish lasair
"flame" combined with -án
, a diminutive suffix. This was the name of several medieval Irish saints.
LASERIAN m Medieval Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Laisrén
. This was the name of several medieval Irish saints, including a 7th-century abbot of Leighlin who lived as a hermit on Holy Isle in the Firth of Clyde, which is known as Eilean MoLaise
in Gaelic (from Mo Laisse
"my Laise", Laise
being a short form of Laisrén; see also Molaise
MOLAISSE m Medieval Irish
Diminutive of Laisrén
, derived from Irish Mo Laisse
"my Laise", Laise
being a short form of Laisrén. The 7th-century saint Laserian of Leighlin is also called Molaise or Molaisse; he lived as a hermit on Holy Isle in the Firth of Clyde, which is known as Eilean MoLaise
SÁRNAIT f Medieval Irish
Derived from the Old Irish sár
meaning "ruler, leader" or "outrage, insult", and the feminine suffix -nait
TAILLTE f Medieval Irish
Derived from a Brythonic loan word represented by Welsh telediw
"well formed, beautiful".
TOTNAN m Medieval Irish, History
This was the name of a 7th-century Irish saint who evangelized in Franconia, with saints Cillian and Colmán.
UALLACH f Medieval Irish
Derived from Irish uall
meaning "pride". Uallach ingen Muinechain (died 934) was an Irish woman poet and Chief Ollam of Ireland.