Irish Names of the Week #4


Derived From: Aoibhe
Pronunciation: ee-fa
Origin: Ireland
Meaning: Fair; Beauty
Well-Known Aoifes: Aoife Grayson (The Iron Thorn, Caitlin Kittredge), Aoife (The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell), Aoife Ni Fhearraigh (Irish Singer), Aoife O’Donovan (American Singer), Aoife Hoey (Irish Bobsledding Olympain)


Alternate Spelling:
Nickname: Bowie
Pronunciation: Bo-un
Origin: Celtic; Gaelic
Meaning: Son of Owen
Well-Known Bowens: Bowen Marsh (Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin), Bowen Ashby (Chemical Garden, Lauren DeStefano); As a last name: Carter Bowen (Arrow), Carter Bowen (American Gothic), Elizabeth Bowen (Anglo-Irish Writer)


Alternate Spelling:
Pronunciation: Deck-lun
Origin: Ireland
Meaning: Irish Saint
Well-Known Declans: Declan Ross (Isle of Swords, Wayne Thomas Batson), Declan Connor (Virgins of Paradise, Barbara Wood), Declan Flaherty (EastEnders), Declan Coyne (Degrassi: The Next Generation), Declan Galbraith (Singer)


Nickname: Mags
Pronunciation: Ma-gee
Origin: Ireland
Meaning: Pearl
Well-Known Maggies: Maggie Greene (The Walking Dead), Maggie Horton (Days of Our Lives), Maggie Sawyer (DC Comics), Maggie Doyle (Blue Heelers), Dame Maggie Smith (Actress)


Alternate Spelling: Rowen
Pronunciation: Ro-un
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Tree with Red Berries
Well-Known Rowans: Rowan (Throne of Glass, Sarah J. Maas), Prince Rowan (Iron Fey, Julie Kagawa), Rowan Webster (Rescue, Anita Shreve), Professor Rowan (Pokemon), Rowan Blanchard (Actress)

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