Irish Names of the Week #4

Aoife

Female
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)

Bowen

Male
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)

Declan

Male
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)

Maggie

Female
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)

Rowan

Unisex
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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