F names, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Scottish mythology, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Fergus

Fergus is the anglicized form of Fearghas, a Gaelic name meaning "man of vigor" composed from fear (man) derived from a PIE root word; and gus "vigor". It's the name of several figures in Irish and Scottish mythology. Fergus is also a surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Fergie, Gus Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Fearghas (Irish, Scottish)  

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Animals, C names, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Wolf

Conall

Conall is a Gaelic male name meaning "strong wolf" or "strong as a wolf" from Old Irish cú (dog, hound; wolf) which derives from a PIE root word. It belongs to several figures in Irish myth, including Irish hero Conall Cernach. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Conal (Irish) Conell (English) Connall (English) Connell (English) Konall (English)  

G names, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, Nickname names, Numbers, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Gus

Gus is often used as a short form of names such as:  August, derived from Augustus meaning "great", "venerable", "majestic"; Gustavo (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian) and Gustav (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German) both deriving from Slavic Gostislav meaning "guest glory" from Proto-Slavic *gȏstь (guest) and slava (glory); Angus, the anglicized form of Scottish Aonghus either meaning "one choice" or "one strength, vigor, force"; the first element of the name comes from… Continue reading Gus

Female, Irish, Irish mythology, Mythology, N names, Virtues/Attributes

Niamh

Niamh (pr. neeve) is an Irish female name meaning "bright" or “radiant”. In Irish mythology, Niamh is the daughter of the sea god Manannán. She was the lover of Oisin, a great bard and poet and the son of  Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn MacCool) who went with her to the land of Tír na nÓg (the Land of Youth). After what seemed to him three years… Continue reading Niamh

Animals, Deer/Roe, Fawn, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, O names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Oisín

Oisín (pr. o-sheen or aw-sheen) is the name of a mythological figure in Irish mythology, a great warrior and poet who was part of the Fianna; he was also the lover of a fairy woman named Niamh who took him away to Tir na nÓg (the land of the young) for 300 years before he returned to Ireland and died. Oisín was… Continue reading Oisín

Animals, C names, Dog, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Wolf

Connor

Connor is the anglicized form of Gaelic Conchobhar meaning "lover of hounds" from Old Irish con (dog, hound) which derives from Proto-Celtic *kū (dog; wolf) derived from PIE *ḱwṓ (dog); and cobar (desiring) also derived from a PIE root word. Connor is also a surname derived from the given name. In Irish myth, Conchobhar mac Nessa was a legendary king of Ulster who was responsible for… Continue reading Connor

Emotion/Feelings, Female, Gaelic, Irish, Irish mythology, Joy, M names, Mythology, Virtues/Attributes

Morna

Morna is the anglicized form of Muirne, an Irish female name meaning "festive, high-spirited" though I've also seen it listed as meaning "joy, affection". In Irish mythology, Muirne was the mother of Fionn mac Cumhail. She loved a man, Cumhall, from another tribe but her father forbade her marriage and so Cumhall abducted her. He was later killed in battle but… Continue reading Morna

A names, Female, Irish, Irish mythology, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Virtues/Attributes

Aoife

Aoife (pr. ee-fa or ee-va) is an Irish female name meaning "beauty, radiant" from Irish aoibh (beauty, form; smile, pleasant expression). In Irish mythology, Aoife is the name of a warrior queen who bore the great hero Cú Chulainn a son named Connla, whom Cú Chulainn accidentally kills. Another Aoife is the second wife of King Lir and the stepmother of his kids, Aodh,… Continue reading Aoife

Female, Gaelic, Irish, Irish mythology, Kin/Family, Mythology, N names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Neve

Neve is an anglicized form of Niamh, an Irish female name meaning "bright" or "radiant". In Irish myth, Niamh is the daughter of the sea god Manannán. She was the lover of Oisin, a great bard and poet and the son of  Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn MacCool) who went with her to the land of Tír na nÓg (the Land of Youth). Time passed differently… Continue reading Neve

Black/Dark, C names, Color, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, Place names, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Carlyle

Carlyle is a variant spelling of Carlisle, a surname derived from the name of a city in Cumbria, England. The place was originally called Luguvalium, originally a Roman settlement named by the Ancient Romans meaning "strength of Luguvalos", made up of Lugus, a Celtic god associated with the Roman god Mercury; the origin of his name is unknown though it's… Continue reading Carlyle

D names, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Irish, Irish mythology, Kin/Family, Mythology, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Sorrow, Virtues/Attributes

Deirdre

Deirdre is the name of a tragic heroine in Irish legend, which is why she's known as Deirdre of the Sorrows. Before she was born her beauty was foretold by a druid, a beauty that would only bring strife and sorrow as kings and lords would go to war over her. King Conchobhar (Connor) decided to… Continue reading Deirdre

Celtic, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, N names, Virtues/Attributes

Naoise

Naoise (pr. nee-sha; Forvo) is the name of the lover of Deirdre, a woman whose beauty was foretold to cause strife and sorrow before she was born. King Conchobhar (Connor) decided to have her raised in seclusion so that, when she came of age, he would marry her but Deirdre fell in love with Naoise, Conchobar's nephew and a… Continue reading Naoise

Celtic, Female, Irish mythology, M names, Mythology, Proto-Celtic, Virtues/Attributes

Maeve

Maeve is the anglicized form of Gaelic Medb, the name of a warrior queen in Irish mythology. The name may be derived from Proto-Celtic *medu- (mead) and *medua- (intoxicating) so the name either means "mead woman" or "she who intoxicates". Origin: Proto-Celtic Variants: Maeva (English) Medb (Old Irish) Méabh (Irish) Meadhbh (Irish) Meave (Irish) Mave (Irish)  

E names, Female, Food, Gaelic, Hebrew, Irish mythology, Mythology, Virtues/Attributes

Edna

Edna is a female name which comes from two different sources: the first is that it's a Hebrew name meaning "pleasure" or "delight"; it's also an anglicized form of Eithne, a Gaelic modern form of Old Irish Ethniu meaning "kernel, grain". In Irish mythology, Ethniu is the daughter of Balor, king of the Fomorians, a supernatural race sometimes depicted as… Continue reading Edna

Female, Irish, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, S names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Shannon

Shannon is the name of a river in Ireland, the anglicized form of Sionainn, which may be related to Old Irish sen meaning "old, ancient" or it may mean "wise river" from Old Irish sen (wise) and abhainn (river). It may have derived its name after a goddess named Sionnan who went to the river in order to find the well where the Salmon of… Continue reading Shannon

Avestan, D names, Earth, Elements, English, Female, Hebrew, Hindu mythology, Irish, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, Nickname names, Persian, Proto-Indo-European, Slavic, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Dana

Dana is an English unisex name though it has multiple origins and meanings. As an English given name it's derived from a surname, a variant of Dane, referring to someone who came from Denmark or had Danish descent. It could also be a variant of D'Aunay, a Huguenot French name derived from several place names in France called Aunay,… Continue reading Dana

Color, F names, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, Nickname names, Norse, Norse mythology, Old Norse, Physical Attributes, Proto-Celtic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, White

Finn

Finn comes from an Irish name meaning "fair", "blessed" or "white" derived from Proto-Celtic *windos (white). Finn is the older spelling of Fionn, which belongs to the name of a warrior in Irish myth known as Fionn mac Cumhaill (or Finn MacCool in English) and the leader of the Fianna. His birth name was Deimne but he was… Continue reading Finn

E names, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Irish, Irish mythology, Jealousy, Mythology

Etain

Etain is the Anglicized form of Étaín, an Irish female name. It seems likely it derives from Old Irish ét meaning "jealousy, passion, zeal". In Irish mythology, Étaín is the lover of Midir, the son of the Dagda, but she was turned into a water, a worm, and a butterfly (or a fly in some versions) by his jealous… Continue reading Etain

A names, Elements, Fire, Irish, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology

Aiden

Origin: Irish Meaning: Aiden is a variant spelling of Aidan, which is the Anglicized form of Aodhán from Old Irish Áedán, a diminutive of Áed (or Aodh) with the diminutive suffix -an meaning "fire" or "fiery" so Aiden would mean "little fire" or "little fiery one". In Irish mythology Aodh (pronounced ae like hay) is one of the sons of Lir, the twin brother of… Continue reading Aiden