Ancient Irish Submitted Names
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
CAEDY f & m Ancient Irish
Meaning: Warrior/Peace Bringer. The theory being that when capable fighters were around, other people were less likely to start fights they knew they’d lose.
CUIRE m Ancient Irish
From Old Irish cuire
meaning "a throng or multitude, a troop or company".
CÚMHEADHA m Ancient Irish
Old Irish name derived from cú
"wolf, hound" in combination with a second element of unknown meaning (possibly the place name Meadha
DOMHANGHART m Ancient 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
FAOILTIARNA Ancient Irish
Derived from Irish Gaelic faol
"wolf" (compare Faolán
) and tighearna
"lord" or "mistress" (compare Tighearnach
). This is the name of an obscure Irish saint commemorated on 17 March, whose sex is forgotten, being recorded inconsistently... [more]
FURSEY m Ancient 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'.
MAOLANAITHE m Ancient 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.
SÍODHACHÁN m Ancient 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".
WINNOW m Ancient Irish, Theology
Variant of Winnoc
. Irish saint. Honored by several churches in Cornwall, England, probably the area of his missionary labors as part of the great evangelizing efforts of the era.