Irish Names of the Week #2


Alternate Spelling: Aiden, Ayden, Áedán
Pronunciation: ay-dun
Origin: Ireland
Meaning: Little Fire
Well-Known Aidans: Aiden (Blood and Chocolate, Annette Curtis Klause), Aiden Falconer (On the Run, Gordon Korman), Aiden Burn (CSI: New York), Aidan Turner (Irish Actor), Ayden Stuart Duffy (English Footballer)


Alternate Spelling: Conner, Conor
Nickname: Con
Pronunciation: kah-ner
Origin: Ireland
Meaning: Much Wanted
Well-Known Connors: Connor Lassiter (Unwind, Neal Shusterman), Connor MacManus (Boondock Saints), Connor O’Neill (Neighbours), Connor Walsh (How to Get Away With Murder), Connor Franta (Youtuber)


Pronunciation: Keh-na
Origin: Ireland
Meaning: Beautiful
Well-Known Kennas: Kenna Orders (The Selection Series, Kiera Cass), Lady Kenna (Reign)


Pronunciation: ma-dun
Origin: Ireland
Meaning: Little Dog
*Common Last Name*
Well-Known Maddens: Dr. Madden (“Next to Normal”), Joel and Benji Madden (Good Charlotte), John Madden (Former Football Player), Steve Madden (Footwear Designer), Richard Madden (Actor)


Alternate Spelling: Tarin, Taran
Pronunciation: tare-in
Origin: Ireland
Meaning: Of the Earth; Rocky Hill
Well-Known Taryns: Taryn Conover (Remembering Red Thunder, Sylvie Kurtz), Taran (The Black Cauldron), Taryn Manning (Actress), Taryn Simon (Conceptual Artist), Taryn Woods (Olympic Water Polo Player)

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