Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Means "bear" in Old Irish, a compound of math, itself meaning "bear", and gamuin meaning "calf". This was the name of a brother of the Irish king Brian Boru.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesMahon, Mathúin(Irish) Mathghamhain(Medieval Irish)


Sources & References

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