Makenna

Makenna is a variant of McKenna, an anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cionaodha meaning "son of Cionaodh", Cionaodh meaning "beloved of Aodh" composed of Irish cion (love, affection; regard) and Aodh (also spelled Áed, the name of the Celtic god of fire) meaning "fire". It could also be a variant of Cináed meaning "born of fire", also anglicized as Kenneth.  Nicknames: Kenna Origin: Proto-Indo-European   …

Sulis

Sulis is the name of a Celtic goddess, a local goddess associated with the hot springs of Bath, a city in Somerset, England. The hot springs were known for their healing waters and people traveled from far and wide to bathe in it; the Romans built baths and a temple around it and the place …

Fiachra

Fiachra (pr. fee-akh-ra; Forvo) is the name of one of the children of Lir who, along with his brothers Aodh and Conn and sister Fionnuala, were turned into swans by their stepmother Aoife, a curse that lasted for 900 years before being broken. The name comes from Irish fiach meaning "raven" which derives from a Proto-Celtic root word. Origin: Proto-Celtic Variants: Fiacre (French) …

Boann

Boann is the name of a goddess in Irish mythology, goddess of the River Boyne. Her name means "white cow" from Irish bó (cow) and fhionn (fair, white). She had an affair with the Dagda, an important god in Irish mythology, despite being married to Elcmar (also known by Nuada), and she became pregnant by him. In order to hide their …

Nuada

Nuada (pr. noo-a-tha or noo-a-da; Forvo) is the name of a figure in Irish mythology, known as Nuada Airgetlám (Nuada of the Silver Arm), who was king of the Tuatha Dé Danann. He lost his arm in battle, which was later replaced by a silver one. It's possible that Nuada may have been related to Nodens, a Celtic god associated …

Emer

Emer is the name of the wife of Cúchulainn in Irish mythology (a legendary hero in Irish myth) said to possess the six gifts of womanhood: beauty, a gentle voice, sweet speech, needlework, wisdom, and chastity. Her name means "swift" from Irish eimh. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Éimhear (Irish) Eimear (Irish) Eimhir (Scottish)  

Ennis

Ennis comes from an Irish surname with two possible meanings behind it. The first is that it derives from Irish inis meaning "island" via Proto-Celtic *enistī (island) derived from a PIE root word. The second is that it derives from Angus, an anglicized form of Aonghus, a Scottish Gaelic name meaning “either one strength” or “one choice”, made up from Old Irish óen …

Angus

Angus is an anglicized form of Aonghus, a Scottish Gaelic name meaning "either one strength" or "one choice", made up from Old Irish óen (one) via Proto-Celtic *oinos (one) deriving from a PIE root word; while the second element could either be derived from gus meaning “strength, vigor” via Proto-Celtic *gustu-; or from Proto-Celtic *gus (choose). Spelled Aengus, it becomes the name of the Irish …

Delia

Delia is a female given name, derived from Greek Delos meaning "of Delos", referring to someone who came from the island of Delos. It's the name of an epithet of the Greek goddess Artemis who was born there. The name comes from Ancient Greek delos meaning "visible, clear; conspicuous; manifest" derived from PIE root word *dyew- (to be bright; sky, heaven). …

Midir

Midir is the name of a figure in Irish mythology, the son of the Dagda and the lover of Étain, who was turned into water, a worm, and a butterfly (or a fly in some versions) by his jealous wife Fuamnach. The meaning of Midir is unknown though it may be related to Old Irish midithir meaning "to …

Alana

Alana is the feminine form of Alan, an English male name of uncertain etymology which may possibly mean “little rock” or “noble” from Old Irish ail. It also means “beautiful, handsome” from Scottish Gaelic àlainn (beautiful, fine, splendid). Alan may also be derived from the name of a Celtic god, Alaunus, which may be derived from Proto-Celtic *aleti meaning “to nourish, grow” from Proto-Indo-European …

Brigid

Brigid is the name of a goddess in Irish mythology, the goddess of fire, poetry, healing, and fertility, among a few other things. I've seen it listed as meaning "exalted one" from Proto-Celtic *briganti (high, elevated; exalted) derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Brighid (Irish) Bridget (Irish, English) Bridgette (English) Brigit (Irish) Bríd …