Ancient Irish Submitted Names
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
CAEDYf & mAncient 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.
From Old Irish cuire
meaning "a throng or multitude, a troop or company".
Old Irish name derived from cú
"wolf, hound" in combination with a second element of unknown meaning (possibly the place name Meadha
DOMHANGHARTmAncient 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
Gaelic name meaning "nurse", according to Yonge's 'History of Christian Names' (1884).
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]
FURSEYmAncient 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'.
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.
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".
TEAGm & fAncient Irish
An ancient king in Irish mythology.Means 'philosopher and poet'
WINNOWmAncient 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.