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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SAORLA f Irish
Variant of Saorlaith
which is derived from Irish saor
"free" (compare SAOIRSE
) combined with flaith
SÉADNA m Irish
"Séadna, also Séanna, is an Irish Gaelic personal name known mostly due to the popularity of the book Séadna, by Father Peadar Ua Laoghaire (occasionally known in English as Peter O'Leary), which was published in 1904... [more
SEÓNAIDH f Irish
The Irish form of the Scottish-Gaelic name Seonaid
. Which is turn a translation of Joan
, which means ''God's gift'' or ''God's grace''
SHANACHIE f & m Scottish Gaelic, Irish
Irish word for "a skilled teller of tales or legends, especially Gaelic ones." From the Scots Gaelic word seanachaidh
, from Old Irish senchaid
, variant of senchae
, meaning historian, derived from sen
, meaning old.
SHAUNIN m Irish
Shaunin is a variant of an Irish name SHAUN
which means "God is Gracious" or "Gift from God"
SHELTA m & f Irish
From the name of a private or secret language spoken by Irish Travellers (a group also known as the Pavee). It means "a voice that moves" in Shelta ("moves" in the sense of being emotional, endearing and affectionate) and some modern Celticists think it comes from the Irish Gaelic word siúlta
which means "walking" (the "s" is pronounced "sh" and the diphthong is as much like a slurred schwa sound).... [more
SÍODA m Irish
Originally a Gaelic byname meaning "silk".
SIODHACH m Irish
Most likely related to the word "peace". Compare Siochain
"peace" and Siodhachain
SIÚN f Irish (Rare)
Rare Irish form of SUSAN
, possibly a variant of SIOBHÁN
. Used as the name of the title character in the traditional song Siún Ní Dhuibhir
SLEVIN m English (Rare), Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of the Irish name Sléibhín
, which was probably a diminutive of sliabh
"mountain" (genitive sléibhe
), perhaps originally a short form of names such as Donnshléibhe
(which meant "brown-haired man of the mountain" from donn
"brown" (or possibly "chieftain") and sléibhe
"of the mountain")... [more
STÉISE f Irish
Diminutive of Annstás
, an Irish form of ANASTASIA
(which was imported to Ireland by Anglo-Norman settlers).
SÚILEABHÁN m Irish
Means "little dark eye" in Irish, from súil
"black, dark", and án
, a diminutive suffix. This is the original Irish form of SULLIVAN
TAIE m Irish
Typically noted as a surname but has incidental use as a first name.
TEIG m Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of TADHG
used by Douglas Hyde in his translation of the Irish folktale 'Teig O'Kane (Tadhg O Cáthán) and the Corpse'.
THADY m Irish
Irish diminutive of THADDEUS
, an anglicized form of TADHG
. Thady Quill is the subject of an Irish ballad, 'The Bould Thady Quill' (ca... [more
TORÁN m Irish
Formed from a diminutive of tor
‘lord’, ‘hero’, ‘champion’.
TUATHLAITH f Irish
Means "princess of the people" from Irish tuath
meaning "people, land" combined with flaith
TYRELLE m Irish, French, English
From the old french word ‘Tirel’ meaning ‘puller’. Also a derivative of the Scandinavian god of battle ‘Tyr’ - the name for Tuesday.