Old Irish Submitted Names

These names were used by speakers of Old Irish. See Ancient Celtic names for a broader list.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Áedacán m Old Irish
Ancient Irish masculine name meaning "fire".
Annagán m Old Irish
From the word Annadh "delay" combined with the diminutive suffix án
Beollán m Old Irish, Medieval Irish
Derived from Old Irish beoll "(glowing) fire" and the diminutive suffix -án. Beollán mac Ciarmaic (died 969) was a king of Brega.
Boidmal m Old Irish
Derived from Old Irish buaid meaning "victory, profit" and mál "noble, chief".
Branagán m Old Irish
From the word bran "raven" combined with the diminutive suffix -án
Brangen m Old Irish
Derived from the Archaic or Primitive Irish ᚁᚏᚐᚅᚑᚌᚓᚅᚔ (Branogeni) meaning "raven clan".
Braon m Old Irish
Derived from bráen "rain, moisture, drop"
Braonán m Old Irish
Derived from bráen "rain, moisture, drop" and the diminutive suffix an
Cadhan m Old Irish, Irish Mythology
Gaelic byname meaning "barnacle goose". In Irish legend Cadhan was a hero who slayed a monster with the help of his hound.
Caochlaoch m Old Irish
Means "blind hero/warrior". From caoch "blind" and laoch "hero, warrior".
Ceanndubhán m Old Irish
Means "little black-headed one", from cenn "head", dub "black" and the diminutive suffix -án.
Céirín m Old Irish
From a diminutive of ciar "dark"
Cennfinn m Old Irish
Derived from the Proto-celtic name Kʷennowindos meaning "white head".
Certán m Old Irish
Old Irish name, possibly meaning "humming sound". See also Kjartan.
Ciardhubhán m Old Irish
From Gaelic ciar "dark" and dub "black" combined with the diminutive suffix án.
Cionnfhaoladh m Old Irish
Derived from cenn "head" and faol "wolf"
Cnámh m Old Irish (?), Irish
Means "bone".
Cochlán m Old Irish
Derived from the word cochal "cape, hood"
Coigleach m Old Irish
Means "untidy"
Comhaltán m Old Irish
Diminutive of comhalta "foster brother"
Conghalach m Old Irish
Means "valiant"
Connmhach m Old Irish
Derived from Gaelic connmach "head-smashing".
Cúbhuidhe m Old Irish
Means "yellow hound" in Gaelic.
Cuire m Old Irish
From Old Irish cuire meaning "a throng or multitude, a troop or company".
Cúmheadha m Old Irish
Old Irish name derived from "wolf, hound" in combination with a second element of unknown meaning (possibly the place name Meadha).
Derbforgaill f Old Irish, Irish Mythology
From Gaelic Der bForgaill, which apparently meant "daughter of Forgall". It may be an earlier form of Dearbháil or Deirbhile... [more]
Díomasach m Old Irish
Means "proud"
Dochartach m Old Irish
Means "obstructive"
Domhanghart m Old Irish, Medieval Irish
Contracted form of the early medieval Irish given name Domhan-Gabh-Art, which is said to mean "I take Art from the world (to serve his Heavenly Master)" in Irish. The name consists of Irish domhan meaning "the world", Irish gabh meaning "I take" and the given name Art.
Donnagán m Old Irish
From a diminutive of donn "brown". In this case it means brown haired person
Duibheannach m Old Irish
Uncertain meaning perhaps composed of the Celtic elements dub meaning "black" and eanach meaning "marshy place".
Duibhuidhir m Old Irish
Comprised of the elements dub "black" and odhar "sallow, tawny"
Eachna f Irish Mythology, Old Irish
Possibly derived from the Ancient Irish word each meaning "steed; horse". In Irish mythology Eachna is daughter of a king of Connacht. She was renowned for both her beauty and her fashion sense.
Éaladhach m Old Irish
Means "ingenious"
Eichthighearn m Old Irish
Means "horse lord". From each "horse" and tigerna "lord, ruler"
Ernóc m Old Irish
Diminutive of Ernán.
Essa f Old Irish
Means "nurse" in Gaelic.
Faoiltiarna Old Irish
Derived from Irish Gaelic faol "wolf" (compare Faolán) and tighearna "lord" or "mistress" (compare Tighearnach)... [more]
Fasach f & m Old Irish
From Old Irish fásach‎ ("uninhabited place, waste, wilderness"), from fás ("empty, void, vacant, deserted, uninhabited").
Fiacha m Old Irish
Means "ravens".
Filtiarn m Old Irish
Means "lord of the wolves" from Gaelic fáel "wolf" combined with tigern "lord".
Flaitheamh m Old Irish
Means "ruler". From flaith "lord".
Fógartach m Old Irish
Means "proclaimed". Compare "announced" in Irish, D'fhógair
Foghlaidh m Old Irish
Means "pirate, marauder, plunderer"
Fursey m Old Irish, History
Possibly derived from Latin virtus "virtue" via Old Irish firt. Saint Fursey was an early medieval Irish monk and visionary whose "celebrated visions had considerable influence on dream literature of the later Middle Ages", including Dante's 'Divine Comedy'.
Gealbhán m Old Irish
Means "bright fair one". From geal "bright" and ban "white, fair".
Gelgéis f Old Irish, Medieval Irish
Means "bright swan" in Old Irish, from geal "bright" and geiss "swan".
Gráinde f Old Irish
Old Irish form of Gráinne.
Ifearnán m Old Irish
Means "demon" from a diminutive of Gaelic ifreann "hell".
Ineqaglas ᚔᚅᚓᚊᚐᚌᚂᚐᚄ m Old Irish
Primitive Irish name derived from the Proto-Celtic *enekʷom meaning “face" and *glastos meaning “green, blue”.
Korri f English (American), Old Irish
Feminine form of Corey; originated from Ireland meaning, “from the hollow” or simply “hollow”.
Labhraidh m Old Irish
Means "speaker"
Lasairfhíona f Old Irish, Irish
Derived from Irish lasair "flame" (compare Laisrén) and‎ fíona "of wine" (from Old Irish fín "wine", from Latin vinum)... [more]
Leathlobhar m Old Irish
Means "half leper" from leath "half" and lobhar "leper".
Loarn m Old Irish
Possibly derived from Proto-Celtic *loɸerno- meaning "fox". This was the name of a legendary 6th-century king of Dál Riata.
Maccus m Old Irish
Old Irish version of Magnus.
Máel Ruain m Old Irish
Means "disciple of Saint Ruadhán" in Old Irish.
M’aodhóg m Old Irish
Older form of Máedóc, meaning "my little Aodh".
Maolanaithe m Old Irish
From Gaelic Maol Anfaidh meaning "devotee of the storm", from maol "bald, tonsured one" (later "as of someone who is devoted to God") and anfadh "tempest, storm". This was the name of a saint.
Mealla f Old Irish
Gaelic form of Mella.
Meàrnag m Old Irish
From mo "my" and Ernóc. Mo being a way to refer to a saint
Neasán m Ancient Celtic, Old Irish
This was the name of an Irish saint; variant of Nessa
Niadh m Old Irish
Means "champion"
Núadu m Old Irish
Older form of Nuada.
Ógán m Old Irish
From the word óg "young" and the diminutive suffix án
Ríoghbhardán m Old Irish
Means "little poet king" from "king", bard "poet" and the diminutive suffix án
Rodach m Old Irish
Derived from rod "spirited, furious"
Seachnasach m Old Irish
Perhaps related to "avoidant, elusive" and similar words in Irish like Seachnatach
Siadhail m Old Irish, History (Ecclesiastical)
Derived from Irish siadhail "sloth". Siadhail (d 813) was Abbot and possibly Bishop of Roscommon in the 9th century.
Síodhachán m Old Irish
Derived from Irish síodhach "peaceful" or "otherworldly" combined with a diminutive suffix. The adjective síodhach is a variant of sítheach, from síth, basically meaning "settlement", hence both "peace" and "place inhabited by other world beings".
Tailefhlaith f Old Irish
Older form of Tuilelaith (see Talulla).
Tnúthgal m Old Irish
Composed of the Gaelic elements tnúth "desire, envy" and gal "valor".
Troightheach m Old Irish
Means "foot soldier"
Ualgharg m Old Irish
Derived from old Celtic elements meaning "proud, fierce"