ATHRACHTfMedieval Irish Of uncertain origin and meaning, this name is usually Anglicized as ATTRACTA. It was "the name of an Irish virgin saint, of Ulster origin, who flourished in the 6th century and founded the nunnery of Killaraght, near Lough Gara, Co... [more]
ATTRACTAfIrish, Medieval Irish (Latinized) Latinized form of the Gaelic name Athracht, which is of uncertain meaning. The Latinization was perhaps influenced by attractus "attracted". This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint who was known as a healer and miracle worker.
BRECCÁNmMedieval Irish Derived from Irish brecc "freckled, speckled" combined with a diminutive suffix, making it a cognate of BRYCHAN. This was a common name in early Ireland, borne by at least 13 saints.
BRESSALmMedieval Irish Old Irish name derived from Celtic *brestelo-s "strife, war". It was borne by Bressal mac Ailello Thassaig, an early king of the Uí Liatháin, an early kingdom of Munster in southern Ireland.
CAILLÍNmMedieval Irish Meaning uncertain. According to one source, the name means "little cowl" in Irish, in which case it should ultimately be derived from the Irish noun caille meaning "veil".... [more]
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.
FÍNEAMHAINfMedieval Irish Probably derived from Middle Irish fínemain which meant "vine" or "vineyard", a derivative of Latin vindemia (making it a cognate of the English vocabulary word vintage). This name was recorded in three instances in 14th- and 15th-century Irish annals.
LAISRÉNmMedieval Irish Derived from Irish lasair "flame" combined with -án, a diminutive suffix. This was the name of several medieval Irish saints.
LASERIANmMedieval Irish (Anglicized) Anglicized form of LAISRÉN. This was the name of several medieval Irish saints, including a 7th-century abbot of Leighlin who lived as a hermit on Holy Isle in the Firth of Clyde, which is known as Eilean MoLaise in Gaelic (from Mo Laisse "my Laise", Laise being a short form of Laisrén; see also Molaise).
MOLAISSEmMedieval Irish Diminutive of LAISRÉN, derived from Irish Mo Laisse "my Laise", Laise being a short form of Laisrén. The 7th-century saint Laserian of Leighlin is also called Molaise or Molaisse; he lived as a hermit on Holy Isle in the Firth of Clyde, which is known as Eilean MoLaise in Gaelic.