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  Irish Name M
Cathal Og MacManus (1439-1498), chief of the name, dean of Lough Erne and vicar-general of the diocese of Clogher, was responsible for the compilation of the Annals of Ulster.
Outside Ulster, the principal origin of the name is in northwest Connacht, in counties Roscommon and Mayo, where it is said that the name as adopted by the descendants of the Norman settlers.
Malone is the anglicised form of the Irish O Maoil Eoin, meaning 'descendant of a devotee of (St) John', maol being the Irish for 'bald' and referring to the distinctive tonsure sported by Irish monks.
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 Irish Baby Names
It is derived from the name of the patron of the diocese of Cork-Fionnbharr (pr.
This was the name of two of the apostles, and is used in Ireland in honour of St. James the Greater.
The commonness of this name in Ireland is not to be undermined, as it is used with shocking frequency.
www.twistedsistah.com /irishnames.html   (1871 words)

 Irish name - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A formal Irish Gaelic name consists of a given name and a surname, as in English.
The form of a surname varies according to whether its bearer is male or female, and in the case of a married woman, whether she chooses to adopt her husband's surname.
Sometimes the name of the mother or grandmother may be used instead of that of the father or grandfather.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Irish_name   (1231 words)

 Behind the Name: Irish Names   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The meaning of this name is not known for certain but it is possibly related to the Old Celtic element bre meaning "hill", or by extension "high, noble"...
From the name of a river in Tipperary, Ireland.
Irish form of the Late Latin name Columbanus, which was itself derived from COLUMBA...
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 Irish Baby Girl Names N - Z
A classic Irish name, it could be a shortened form of Eleanor meaning "torch" or could be from the Latin Honora meaning "honor, reputation" and became so popular in Ireland in the Middle Ages that many people assumed it was Irish.
From the Irish word uan "a lamb" or may come from the Latin una meaning "one," hence it is sometimes translated as "Unity." In legend Oonagh was "Queen of the Fairies" who had long golden hair which reached to the ground and she was also the wife of Fionn Mac Cool (read the legend).
When the expression of Irish patriotic poetry and song was outlawed during Ireland's troubled and turbulent past, the Irish bards would disguise their nationalistic verse as love songs.
www.babynamesofireland.com /pages/girl-names-n-z.html   (788 words)

 Irish Baby Names   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Whether you are searching for a name due to a pregnancy, a study, or simply due to curiousity, this list of names will sure peak your interest and provide you with a bit more knowledge of what names are found in Ireland today and many many years ago, as far back as the mid-19th century.
The Irish translation, Blinne, is a corruption of Moninne, a native Irish name.
This name has its origin in the seventh century in Italy where a hermit, said to have been an Irish prince, was known as il pellegrin; he was later canonised as St Peregrine, Pellegrino in Italian.
www.irishclans.com /articles/irishbabynames.html   (2651 words)

 Names of the Irish state - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Militant Irish republicans often refer to it as the 'Twenty-Six Counties' or the 'Free State' (in reference to the state's official name prior to 1937).
The sensitivity of the naming issue meant that no name was used in the 1998 Belfast Agreement to describe the state as opposed to its government or citizens.
Because the Irish Republic had been known in Irish as Saorstát Éireann it was from this name that the name of the new state was derived.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Names_of_the_Irish_state   (1818 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Irish town name change row goes to vote
The latter is what some see as the town's original name in Irish, though even that is the source of some debate.
She called last year's name change and the replacing of old road signs with the new version "political correctness gone nuts".
As for the question of the old name being well-known by tourists, he said: "They don't come for the name because it's the name, it could be called "X".
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/6062312.stm   (758 words)

 Irish Families Web Edition
Names that begin with the 'Fitz' prefix are recognized as Irish today.
It may be safely said however that the arrival of the 'Fitz' names in Ireland came with the Norman invasion of Ireland in 1169 a.d.
IRISH FAMILIES Web Edition is published as a public service of the IGF and its membership publication, "OLochlainns Journal of Irish Families." Your contributions and ideas are welcomed.
www.irishroots.com /webedition/april96.htm   (1016 words)

 Behind the Name: Irish Mythology Names
Irish form of Lug, the name of a Celtic god of the sun and craftsmanship, meaning "shining one" in Old Irish (ultimately from the Indo-European root *leuk "light, brightness")...
Derived from the name of the Irish god LUGH...
Means "born of the sea" in Irish Gaelic...
www.behindthename.com /nmc/iri-myth.php   (183 words)

 Irish FAQ: Irish Names [9/10]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Where an "equivalent" English name is given, this does _not_ mean the Irish name is derived from or even related to the English "equivalent".
Irish pronunciation is difficult to work out from the spelling and Irish names are no exception.
Irish spelling insists on grouping "fat" vowels and "thin" vowels when they are separated by a consonant.
www.faqs.org /faqs/cultures/irish-faq/part09   (1108 words)

 Irish Racing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Name the derby trial run at Leopardstown in May that was won by the horse that went on to win the English Derby each year from 2000 to 2002.
Name the horse that Barney Curley won with at Bellewstown to land one of the biggest gambling coups in Irish racing history on the 25 th June 1975
Name the 4 counties in Ireland that have 3 racecourses located within their borders.
www.irishracing.ie /christmas_comp.php   (1168 words)

 Irish Name and Armory Resources
It is a dictionary of irish given names, with modern and ancient forms, derivations, origins, and period citations.
Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall: Irish Names and Surnames.
If a name is selected from here which is not dated from our period, a good idea is to find the equivalent in the back in Appendix III, and see if it can documented through Withycombe's A Dictionary of English Christian Names.
www.s-gabriel.org /docs/irish.html   (683 words)

 Irish Baby Names - Irish Names
Please click on each of these Irish names for more details, view more Irish names from Ardis to Brennan, or search for "irish" for boys.
(Irish, Gaelic) "Dream, vision." Not in use as a given name during the Middle Ages, but was adopted as part of the Irish revival in the 20th century...
(Irish, Gaelic) "Beautiful, radiant." The name has also been associated with Esuvia, a Gaulish goddess, and was borne by several heroines in ancient Irish legend...
www.thinkbabynames.com /search/0/irish   (238 words)

 Irish baby names meanings-list of unique and unusual baby names for your girl or boy.
Irish baby names meanings-list of unique and unusual baby names for your girl or boy.
Irish christening gowns, christening gifts, toddler gifts, and much, much more are available for that beloved baby with the Irish name.
Notice how the names of the students reflect the tremendous growth of Gaelic names in Ireland from 27 different ones in 1901 to over 180 in 2005.
www.babynamesofireland.com   (367 words)

 Encyclopedia of BabyNames. Irish Name Books. 10,000+ Babynames with meanings, thesaurus and a searchable database : ...
These names are drawn from the six Celtic languages, along with pronunciations, etymologies, and information about famous people of history and legend who have borne them.
Genuine Celtic names will prove to be of interest to expectant parents, of course, but also to anyone gathering information about the names of relatives and friends, to those seeking new names for themselves, and to authors looking for meaningful and melodious names for literary characters as well.
Whether you're of Irish descent, or simply enjoy the sound of Sinead or Finnegan, this excellent source of Irish names features chapters such as "Beyond Ryan & Murphy," "Conan, Patron Saint of Barbarians," and names from the literature of James Joyce.
www.yourbabysname.com /irish_name_books.htm   (1039 words)

 Is Koen An Irish Name?
I looked at him blankly and said, "Koen is an Irish name?" He begins with his story and I eventually run off and look the name up in my home library.
Koen is one of the thousands of Irish names that have been changed in the past several hundred years before families ever emigrated off the Island.
For example; K is normally spelled with a C in Irish, H is normally silent, a W is spelled "mh", V is spelled "bh".
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 History of Name
In America the name of Irish-born Martin MOLONY (1847-1929), self-made millionaire, is still well remembered on account of his munificence in Catholic causes.
In Gaelic the prefix "maol" means "servant" and stems from a word meaning "cropped" in the sense of "close-cropped hair." Close-cropped hair was a mark of a servile position among the Gaels whose nobles wore their hair long.
The name is also common in Scottish records where it was more often a personal rather than a last name.
www.irishgenealogy.com /malowney/malowney-name.htm   (785 words)

 Irish Baby Names
Patronymics are of, relating to, or derived from the name of one's father or a paternal ancestor and this system of naming people played a part in the meanings and origins of Irish surnames.
The prefix "Mac", meaning son of, was also used in Irish surnames, although these names were not always hereditary and could change according to a given name.
Irish surnames beginning with 'Kil' or 'Gil' derive from the Irish word 'Giolla', meaning follower or devotee.
www.babynames.org.uk /irish-baby-names.htm   (768 words)

 Find the Perfect Irish Baby Name on Fantasy-Ireland
The Irish have always held "the Shannon" in a special place of honor both as a source of life and a symbol of ancient wisdom.
Names would often be created using the words for lucky colors, plants, and animals.
Irish baby names usually have many different forms, as well as an English version or two, which is often easier to pronounce and to spell.
www.fantasy-ireland.com /Irish-baby-name.html   (905 words)

 NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH, The Official Athletic Site
One story suggests the moniker was born in 1899 with Notre Dame leading Northwestern 5-0 at halftime of a game in Evanston, Ill. The Wildcat fans supposedly began to chant, "Kill the Fighting Irish, kill the Fighting Irish," as the second half opened.
The most generally accepted explanation is that the press coined the nickname as a characterization of Notre Dame athletic teams, their never-say-die fighting spirit and the Irish qualities of grit, determination and tenacity.
University president Rev. Matthew Walsh, C.S.C., officially adopted "Fighting Irish" as the Notre Dame nickname in 1927.
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 Irish Echo Online - News
For her book, Wattenberg did research on the naming trends in English-speaking countries, such as Ireland, and found that cultural reasons for resurgence in certain names is indeed under way, and has probably been a large influence on American parents.
She noted how as far back as 80 years ago, it was typical English names that dotted the Irish landscape, while traditional Irish names like Darragh, Eoin, and Oisin for boys and girls names like Aoife, Niamh and Caoimhe have become popular more recently.
While female names with a Celtic twist have been less popular, it is most likely due to the fact that they are longer and don't commonly have the same tight sound as male names.
www.irishecho.com /newspaper/story.cfm?id=16186   (1198 words)

 Irish Genealogy Search - Irish Origins ancestor records and Ireland maps
A comprehensive list of over 60,000 names and addresses of heads of households, accompanied by scanned images of the original 1847 Ordnance Survey Town Plans of Dublin City, to help users identify specific addresses.
A very fruitful data source for Irish genealogy, with information such as name, age, birthplace, employer, occupation, marital status, statement of service, next of kin, and more.
The Irish Origins Library showcases rare vintage photos, maps, books and other publications from Ireland of interest to researchers of Irish genealogy.
www.irishorigins.com   (840 words)

 Irish Place Names - Twin towns
The English name may have originated as 'holy wood', since there are a number of sites associated with St Kevin here including St Kevin's Bed (his hermitage) and formerly St Kevin's Chair, Cave and Well.
This is the popular interpretation of the name, but the Irish is almost certainly corrupt and the true origin therefore uncertain.
The English name is based on the final word of the Irish name ('ph' is pronounce 'f' or 'v').
www.irelandseye.com /irish/travel/place/names/twintowns.shtm   (204 words)

 100 Irish surnames explained,Irish Genealogy,Irish coats of arms,How to start the search for your Irish roots,family ...
This single name system began to break down during the eleventh century as the population was growing and there was a need for a further means of identification.
The name McEaneny for example has a number of variants including McAneny and Bird (the Irish word for bird is éan).
Mac an Thomáis was converted to Holmes, Mac Giolla Íosa to MacAleese, etc. The conversion of names beginning with Mac and Mc was even more difficult because the removal of the M sound from the name often completely changed the sound of the name.
www.ireland-information.com /heraldichall/irishsurnames.htm   (637 words)

 How to Give Your Baby an Irish Name - eHow.com
STEP 3: Opt for a name that symbolizes intelligence and knowledge, such as Dara or Ida for a girl, or Conn, Conan or Quinn for a boy.
Keep in mind that these names come from various parts of the country and can be derived from different cultures.
There are a great many Irish names that are now commonly spelled incorrectly and some Irish people find this offensive and/or unnecessary.
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 Irish First Names - Alma
An early Irish name; but its modern usage can be traced to diverse origins - it is the feminine of Latin almus, 'loving' or 'good' and as such, it is applied to the Blessed Virgin.
Alma occurs as a masculine name in Irish legend; Alma One-Tooth was the name of a son of Nemed.
Also from Appletree: Irish Family Names, (click here for more information), A Little Book of Irish Family Names, (click here for more information) and The Book of Irish Names, click here for more information.
www.irelandseye.com /irish/traditional/names/first/alma.shtm   (225 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: O'Baby: the Irish Baby Name Book: Books: Geoffrey Johnson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Presents a unusual guide to baby names that draws on Irish history and culture to offer hundreds of names, alphabetically organized into such thematic categories as famous Irish personages, Irish saints, Celtic animals and plants, and magic, myth, and legend.
This charming name book will assist parents in choosing the appropriate Celtic name for their baby as it provides an extensive list of evocative Irish names.
The A - Z index lists all the names and their meanings/histories alphabetically and is followed by a calendar of saints' feast days.
www.amazon.co.uk /OBaby-Irish-Baby-Name-Book/dp/0425168182   (542 words)

 Free Irish Geneology Q&A - World Cultures European
The name is of English origin in Dublin and Ulster.
This was the name describing the Vikings who invaded Wexford while the Vikings who invaded the area around Dublin were called the Fingals, fionn: fair ghaills: foreigners.
Eileen O'Duill, (nee O'Sullivan) was raised in Queens, New York, one of seven children of Irish parents.
www.irishcultureandcustoms.com /AMisc/GeneologyQA.html   (1603 words)

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