Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Derived from Old Irish gobae meaning "smith". In Irish mythology this was the name of a divine metalsmith and weaponmaker of the Tuatha Dé Danann. He also provided them with feasts that protected them from old age. He may be derived from an earlier Celtic smith god (seen also in Gaulish Gobannos and Welsh Gofannon).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesGobannos(Gaulish Mythology) Gofannon, Govannon(Welsh Mythology)

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Entry updated January 21, 2022