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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. BER-ə, BIR-ə, VAY:-rah  [key]
Other Forms FormsBeara, Beare, Béarra, Beira, Béirre, Bhéara, Bheare, Bhéirre, Bhérri, Birra

Meaning & History

Anglicized form of Bheur or Bhuer perhaps meaning "cutting, sharp, shrill" in Scottish Gaelic, from Cailleach Bheur "sharp old wife", the name of the Scottish personification of winter, a reference to wintry winds. Alternatively her name could mean "old woman of Beara" from an Irish place name which according to legend derives from the personal name of Princess Beara of Castille, wife of King Eoghan Mór of Munster.
Added 8/1/2008 by bonniebrownhair
Edited 12/20/2011 by SeaHorse15