are used on the island of Ireland as well as elsewhere in the Western World as a result of the Irish diaspora. See also about Irish names
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EYRIN f Irish
Not much is known of the origin of the name, "Eyrin". It is believed to have come from either Ireland, Greece, and/or England.
FAINCHE f Irish (Rare), Irish Mythology
Derived from Irish fuinche
meaning "scald-crow" or "black fox". It occurs in Irish myth as the name of the daughter of Dáire Derg and mother of the three Fothads by a warrior called Mac Nia... [more
FATHADH m Irish
Derived from the word fothadh
FEARFEASA m Irish (Archaic)
Means "man of knowledge", derived from the Gaelic elements fear
"man" and fios
"knowledge" (genitive feasa
FÉILIM m Irish (Rare)
Variant form of FEIDHELM
meaning ”beauty” or “ever good.” Three kings of Munster bore the name. Feidhelm Mac Crimthainn was both a king of Munster and a Bishop of Cashel... [more
FI f & m English, Irish
Shortened form of FIONA
, and other names that combine this element. Used more often as a nickname or pet name.
FIA f Irish (Modern, Rare)
Irish word for the singular of "deer" (plural is "fianna"). Used as a feminine name in modern Ireland. Name of one of the characters of the popular Irish language soap opera, Ros na Rún
FIACH m Irish
Gaelic name meaning "raven" (see FIACHRA
). Fiach MacHugh O'Byrne was the chief of Clann O Bhroin, or the O'Byrne clan, during the Elizabethan conquest of Ireland.
FIADHNAIT f Irish
Means "fawn" from Gaelic fiadh
"deer" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of two early Irish saints, among them "a saintly Irish virgin whose festival was celebrated on 4 January".
FIECH m Irish
Derived from Gaelic fiach
meaning "raven". The name of a late 5th-early 6th century Irish Bishop in Leinster, reputed to have written the "Metrical Life of Saint Patrick".
FINDABHAIR f Irish, Irish Mythology
Popularly claimed to be an Irish cognate of Gwenhwyfar
), it may actually mean "fair-browed" from Old Irish find
"white, fair" and abair
"a brow" (or "eyelash")... [more
FIO f English, Irish, Italian
This is a diminutive / nickname for names beginning with Fio like Fiona or Fiorella.
FORAOISE m Irish
From Irish foraoise
meaning "forest", ultimately from Medieval Latin forestis
meaning "open wood".
GORMGHAL m Irish
Derived from gorm
meaning "noble, (dark) blue" and gal
meaning "valour, ardour."
GRADAIGH m Irish
Derived from the word grada
, "the illustrious one"
GWYNDOLYN f Irish
Different form of the common name Gwen mean “white” spelling with a more urban “Y” instead of an “E”
HURRISH m Irish, Literature
Irish dialectical variant of HORATIO
, according to the Anglo-Irish writer Emily Lawless in her novel 'Hurrish' (1886).
IASÓN m Irish
Biblical Irish form of the name JASON
, which appears in both The Acts and Romans in the Irish language bible.
IODHNAIT f Irish
Possibly derived from Old Irish idan
meaning "pure, faithful, sincere".
KERWIN m Irish
Taken from the Irish surname Kerwin, an alternative spelling of KIRWAN
. This appears to have been derived from the Old Gaelic Ciardubháin
, a name formed from the combination of the roots ciar
, both of which are said to mean "black".... [more
KITTEN f Irish
Derived from the name Katherine, or Katrina, meaning a small Cat, like the small meaning of it's longer names
LAOISEACH m Irish (Rare)
Derived from the Irish place name Laois
. County Laois (formerly spelt as Laoighis
) lies in the province of Leinster, east-central Ireland. It could be a masculine form of LAOISE
LARAGH f Irish
Irish feminine given name that is derived from the name of a village or a townland, but it is unclear which one exactly, as there are two villages and three townlands by the name of Laragh in Ireland... [more
MAINIE f Irish
Diminutive of MARY
, as borne by the Irish painter Mainie Jellett (1897-1944). Possibly based on the Irish version of Mary, MÁIRÍN
MAJELLA f Irish, Various
From an Anglicized form of the surname of Saint Gerardo Maiella, an 18th-century Italian miracle worker who is regarded as the patron saint of all aspects of pregnancy. His surname was originally taken from an Italian place name (La Maiella
massif) which may derive from Latin magnus
MAOLMHÓNA m Irish
Comprised of the elements maél
"tonsured one, devotee" and an element assumed to be móin
MÉAV f Irish
Variant of MÉABH
. A famous bearer is Irish singer Méav Ní Mhaolchatha.
MONINNA f Irish, History
From the hypocorism Mo-Ninne
which meant "my ninne"; ninne
was the first word this saint spoke. Saint Moinnine or Moninna (c.432-518) of Killeavy in County Armagh, Ireland was supposedly baptised and confirmed by Saint Patrick... [more
NANO f Irish
Diminutive form of HONORA
. Used mostly in honour of Nano Nagle who was a pioneer for the education of women and rebellion against the Penal Laws in Ireland
NÁPLA f Irish
A variant of Annaple, which is a Scottish (?) form of Annabel.
NAPPY f Irish
An Irish woman's name, current in the nineteenth and early twentieth century, particularly in the west of Ireland among Irish speakers. Described as a short form of Penelope, it seems to have served as a customary anglicisation of the Gaelic name Nuala/Fionnuala
NEAMH f Irish (Modern)
Derived directly from neamh
, the Irish word for "heaven, paradise". Neamh is a modern Irish name.
ODAR m Irish
Means "dark, grey-brown" in Irish.
OEIN m Irish
In terms of etymology it is though to be derived from the Shelta words for “Seer”, as a phonetical interpretation of the Gaelic/ Irish word Ogham
ÓRÁED m Irish
From the irish elements ór
, meaning "golden", and áed
, meaning "fire"
ÓRLA f Irish
This version has The vowel elongating fada above the ó used in the Irish language
RANALT f Irish
Anglicized form of RAGHNAILT
. A 12th-century bearer was Ranalt O'Farrell, wife of Hugh O'Connor, the last king of Connacht.
RÉALTÁN f Irish (Modern, Rare)
Extremely rare (and supposedly newly coined) name meaning "little star" in Irish, from the Irish word réalta
, meaning "star", with a diminutive suffix (-án).
RÉALTÍN f Irish (Modern, Rare)
Means "little star" in Irish, from the Irish word réalta
, meaning "star", with a diminutive suffix (-ín
RÉILTÍN f Irish
Means "little star" from Irish réalta
"star" combined with a diminutive suffix (compare RÉALTÍN
RINN f Irish (Rare)
A given name from Gaelic word "rinn," meaning "star." Alternatively, the word can mean "cape" or "point."
RIPHATH m Biblical, Irish Mythology, Irish, Scottish
Name of Gomer second-born son in Genesis ch. 10. Irish/Scottish oral tradition (Leber Gabala Eirinn) lists him as the ancestor of the Scots (including the Irish). They too call him the second son of Gomer... [more