Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈɛ.nʲə/(Irish)  [key·simplify]

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)

People think this name is

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Sources & References

  1. O'Brien, Kathleen M. Index of Names in Irish Annals, available from
Entry updated January 21, 2022