Irish Names of the Week #1


Alternate Spelling: Aerin
Pronunciation: Air-in
Origin: Ireland
Meaning: Daughter of Fire
Well-Known Aeryns: Aeryn Sun (Farscape), Aerin (The Hero and the Crown, Robin McKinley), Aerin Elizabeth (ANTM Host)


Nickname: Carlie
Pronunciation: car-ling
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Small Champion
Well-Known Carlings: Carling Bassett (Tennis Player)


Alternate Spelling: Owen
Pronunciation: O-unOrigin: Celtic
Meaning: Young Fighter
Well-Known Eoins: Eoin Colfer (Irish Novelist), Eoin Macken (Irish Actor), Eoin O’Duffy (Irish Revolutionary and Politician), Eoin MacNeill (Irish Scholar), Eoin Larkin (Irish Hurler)


Nickname: Murph
Pronunciation: Mur-fee
Origin: Ireland
Meaning: Descendant of Sea Warrior
Well-Known Murphys: Murphy (Murphy, Samuel Beckett), Murphy MacManus (Boondock Saints), Murphy (Ghost Brigade), Murphy Anderson (Comic Book Artist), Murphy Jensen (Tennis Player)


Alternate Spelling: Ruairi
Pronunciation: roar-ee
Origin: Ireland
Meaning: Red King
Well-Known Rorys: Rory Gilmore (Gilmore Girls), Rory Pond (Doctor Who), Rory Flanagan (Glee), Rory Flack (American Figure Skater), Rory McIlroy (Northern Irish Golfer)

For the month of March each of the names I post will have Irish/Celtic/Gaelic origins! For some of these names I had a bit of a hard time finding well-known people with those names (whether fictional or real) so if you know someone with those names let me know and I’ll include them!

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