Hey, that's my name! I live in St. Louis, Missouri though but I am over half Irish and absolutely love it whenever we get the chance to visit. People often don't know how to pronounce or spell it, but it's all worth it in the end :).
― Anonymous User  5/20/2019
LMS  5/16/2016
Maired is my favourite singer from Celtic Woman!
Chukky6765  4/11/2016
I love this name so much! It is strong and feminine. Beautiful. My mother almost named me this instead of Katherine. I was very disappointed when I found out because I would much rather this have been my name. But I guess it's for the best that I'm Katie, as my younger sister ended up a Sinéad and it probably would have been ridiculous for my mother to've given her only two daughters names that rhymed.
― Anonymous User  5/9/2014
I have the name Mairead, and live in Ireland too. I've always been told the proper way to say the name is: Maw-Raid.
SometimesThere  4/19/2011
A famous bearer is Mairéad Farrell (1957 - 1988). She was born in West Belfast, a volunteer in the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA). She was imprisoned in 1976 (aged 19) for carrying out the bombing of a hotel were members of the British forces were staying. In 1986 she was released from prison and returned to active service with the IRA. While on a mission in Gibraltar to carry out an attack against British soldiers, she and her two comrades were murdered by the SAS. The SAS operation was called "Operation Flavius". She was only 31 when she died. To the people of the Falls Road she was a patriot, a hero. To the British she was a terrorist.
― Anonymous User  3/17/2009
I love the sound of this name; it seems breezy and lighthearted. Regardless, I don't think I'd name a child this, because too many people would misspell or mispronounce it.
noiseless  8/19/2008
I've heard it pronounced MY-rad.
YMPvt  2/25/2007
A very strong, powerful name in my opinion.
― Anonymous User  5/19/2006
It is a name which has a lot to it. It can possibly mean Maria, Margaret or Marie. It can also be remembered from Irish history (a Celtic princess possibly). But whatever way you put it, Mairèad is a wonderful, essential name.
― Anonymous User  5/17/2006
Famous bearer of this name is Irish violinist Mairead Nesbitt. Mairead has been on Celtic Women and Riverdance.
sineadleigh  3/16/2006
The pronunciation is "mah-RAYD".
Saiget  2/6/2006
The lead singer and fiddler of the Irish traditional band Altan is named Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh.
Saiget  12/22/2005

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