, Template Category TOC via CatAutoTOC on category with 301–600 pages, CatAutoTOC generates standard Category TOC, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 8 September 2020, at 12:33. The name Disney occurs frequently in the records of many Irish counties in the south and midlands starting in the first half of the seventeenth century. Toole is an Irish surname refers to ‘ruler of the people’. White is a popular Irish surname derived from the Gaelic word ‘Mac Giolla Bháin’, which means ‘fair complexion’. The following 200 pages are in this category, out of approximately 519 total. Buckley is a nickname that has originated into an Irish surname, and it means ‘cowherd’ or ‘servant’.

Brian in Irish means ‘strong’ or ‘noble’. Most names have an anglicised form, and all of them have deep, insightful, and historical meanings. The word ‘Donnchadh’ is derived from a Gaelic term which means ‘brown battle.’.

The surname Flanagan means ‘scarlet’ or ‘reddish’.

Nolan surname means ‘noble or a famous person.’. My Grandfather was from Ireland but died at 36 so I never got to meet him and talk about the”old country”… I’m very proud of my heritage and of being Irish. Many people think that they can identify an Irish last name simply by an "O'" or a "Mc" at the start of it.

Boyle is an anglicised version of ‘O’Boyle’ originating from the Gaelic word ‘O’Baoighill’ meaning ‘pledge’ or ‘promise’. Someone's last name tells you that somewhere along the line there was an Irish Catholic ancestor, but not that the contemporary person with that surname is either Catholic, Protestant or, for that matter, Irish. Over the centuries, Ireland has attracted people from various cultures, all of which have left their mark on the landscape of Irish surnames. In Irish, the word Kelly is termed as ‘Ceallach’, and it refers to ‘bright-headed’. An anglicised form of Leannan, this name means ‘lover’.

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Lonn is a famous Irish Last name meaning, ‘strong, warlike’. These names have evolved and spread to many areas such as Europe, Canada, United States, and more.

This word was derived from the Gaelic name ‘Caomhánach’, which was also the name of a 6th-century Irish saint. Certainly one of the most fun last names, Lawless comes from the Old-English "laghles", meaning - you guessed it - "outlaw". Sheehy means ‘peaceful’ or ‘mysterious’ in Gaelic. Kane is the anglicised form of ‘O’Kane’ which means a ‘battle’. MacBride means ‘son of the servant of Brighid’. The name refers to the ‘Descendant of Donnchadh’.

The following are some Irish surnames that most people don't realize are Irish, as well as their meanings.

It comes from an Irish name for griffin – a mythical creature with a lion’s body and an eagle’s head and arms.

This last name is a variant of ‘Deasun’ or ‘Deasmhumhain’, and it is a topographical last name. 'Ó' before a surname means 'grandson of' and 'Mac' means 'son of'.

The surname Sullivan is derived from a Gaelic word, which refers to the phrase ‘little dark eye’. Finn is an old Irish word, which means ‘fair’ or ‘white’. While both genders share the same last names, they have different prefixes with different meanings. Is there another secretly Irish name you think should be on this list?

I would LOVE to know what area my family came from and still reside in over in Ireland. MacCaba as an Irish family name termed as ‘son of Caba’, and ‘Caba’ means ‘cape’. Someone took the time to write that down. This surname, in old Irish terms, means ‘the son of Patrick’.

It was one of the "Tribes of Kilkenny." Delaney is a mixture of two old Irish words ‘black’ and ‘slan’ which means ‘defiance.’, Dillion is the last name of Irish origin meaning, ‘like a lion’ or ‘loyal like a lion.’.

Guinness is a surname derived from the word ‘Mag Aonghuis’, which means ‘one power’. Here is a curated list of Irish family names along with their meanings: Ahearn is the anglicised version of ‘descendant of Eichthighearn’, which is derived from the Gaelic term that refers to ‘Horse God.’. Even the former Xena, Warrior Princess Lucy Lawless has Irish roots - in Quilty, Co Clare. All the entries for men, women, and surnames, are complete in this version, but only the supporting text deemed requisite for an adequate understanding has been included. Regan, in Irish terms, means ‘impulsive’. In 916 A.D., the lord of Aidhne, Tigherneach Ua Cleirigh died in County Galway. Should you have any concerns about your health, or of that of your baby or child, please consult with your doctor.

Bell is one of the common Irish surnames, and it was derived from the Old French word ‘bel’, meaning ‘beautiful’.

Ward is derived from word ‘Mac an Bhaird’ that means ‘son of the bard’.

Irish-language surnames‎ (4 C, 77 P) O O'Shaughnessy family‎ (22 P) Pages in category "Surnames of Irish origin" The following 200 pages are in this category, out of approximately 519 total. Vikings' Jordan Patrick Smith dishes on his favorite places in Ireland, Walt Disney asked to meet Éamon de Valera while researching leprechauns, Lady in Red singer Chris de Burgh selling $14 million stunning Irish mansion, IrishCentral’s Irish dance school of the month: D’Arcy School of Irish Dance. The surnames Smyth, D'Arcy, and even Disney all have Irish roots! Does Strict Parenting Make Your Child Disciplined or Hamper Her Confidence? The word Cunningham is originated from the Old Irish word ‘conn’, which means a ‘chief’ or ‘leader.’. Patrick Woulfe, 1923. This surname is derived from a traditional plant named ‘holly’. One of the "Tribes of Galway", also anglicized as Dorsey, it is the name of two septs, one in Mayo and Galway, the other in Co Wexford. This is an Irish surname which means ‘little blue one.’. The Irish surnames in your family might be among the most common – or one of the more unique ones. The Irish are the natives of Ireland, which is found off the Western coast of Great Britain. This rather non-Irish sounding name is intimately connected with Galway,  the Bodkins being one of the fourteen “tribes” of the city.

A traditional Irish surname which means ‘a son of Robin’. Kearney is an Irish word which refers to a ‘warrior’ or ‘the leader of a warrior group’. The name Allen is usually of Scottish or English origin, but sometimes in counties Offaly and Tipperary,  Ó hAillín iwas anglicized Allen; sometimes to Hallion. Not traveling to Ireland this year? You also acknowledge that owing to the limited nature of communication possible on interactive elements on the site, any assistance, or response you receive is provided by the author alone. Tighe is derived from the anglicized word ‘O Taidhg’, which means ‘poet’. Macdonald is a Gaelic-origin word, which means ‘world-mighty’. This is a patronymic surname derived from the Old Norse name ‘Ivarr’; it refers to ‘warrior’. O’Brien is derived from the word ‘O Briain’, which means ‘a descendant of Brian’. This is a very old family name. This name is a Gaelic equivalent word ‘Stiobhard’, which means ‘one who superintends’. The earliest Irish surname recorded in all of Europe was O’Clery (which was, long ago, spelled O Cleirigh).

The name, introduced into Ireland after the Anglo-Norman invasion, is found in Counties Dublin and Galway. This category has the following 5 subcategories, out of 5 total. © 2010-2020 Curran is an anglicised form of ‘Corraidhin’, which means a ‘small spear’. © Copyright 2020 Irish Studio LLC All rights reserved. 100 Irish Surnames or Family Names with Meanings. Irish people are proud of their Celtic origins, rich culture, and heritage. Quinn is a Gaelic word, which means a ‘chief’. The Irish names were mistakenly associated with the word cosán ‘path’ and were then re-associated with surnames such as Patterson and Pattison, which bear no relationship whatsoever to the Irish name.

Non-Gaelic Irish Surnames. Vail is an old English word, and it means ‘from the valley’. Irish last names include the Gaelic Irish, Cambro-Norman, and Anglo-Irish. The men either have 'Ó' or 'Mac'.

When not the name of an English settler family, in Ireland Smith has usually a variation on the surname of MacGowan, nearly always so in Co Cavan. An Irish-origin which is commonly used, it means ‘little king’. Clark is a modern surname used by Irish people very frequently, which means ‘clergy’ or ‘priest’. In Gaelic, it refers to ‘brown’. MacCarrick is a popular Irish family name, and it means ‘son of Cucharraige’. You can’t help cuddling and caressing your little baby every day, can you? First identified with the province of Connacht, many sub-septs of it were formed, including MacHugo, MacGibbon, Mac Seoinín (Jennings), MacRedmond, etc. For the full account consult Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall: Irish Names and Surnames by Rev. Scully is the anglicised form of ‘Ó Scolaidhe’ relating to ‘a scholar’s descendant’. Read More: WATCH: Padraig Allen's New York Irish Live show! accepts no liability for any errors, omissions or misrepresentations. The information on this website is of a general nature and available for educational purposes only and should not be construed as a substitute for advice from a medical professional or health care provider. This Irish-derived surname originates from the word ‘Murchadh’, which means ‘sea warrior’.

Caomhanach is a unique family name which refers to the ‘disciples or students of Saint Caomhan’. Kennedy is a very old Irish word that means an ‘armoured head’ or ‘misshapen head’. Vincent is an anglicised form of ‘Mac Dhuibhinse’, which means ‘son of Dhuibhinse’. Read More: Lady in Red singer Chris de Burgh selling $14 million stunning Irish mansion. ‘Simon’ word is derived from Hebrew, and it means ‘he has heard’.

It is an anglicised form of ‘Ó Fearghail’, which means the ‘descendant of Fearghal’. This surname is derived from the Scottish Gaelic terms which relate to ‘crooked mouth’ or ‘wry-mouthed mouth’.