Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. EH-nyə(Irish)
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Meaning & History

Possibly from Old Irish etne meaning "kernel, grain". In Irish mythology Eithne or Ethniu was a Fomorian and the mother of Lugh Lámfada. It was borne by several other legendary and historical figures, including a few early saints.

Related Names

VariantsEna, Enya, Ethna, Aithne(Irish) Ethne, Ethniu(Irish Mythology)

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Sources & References

  1. O'Brien, Kathleen M. Index of Names in Irish Annals, available from https://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Eithne.shtml.
Entry updated January 21, 2022