Index of Names in Irish Annals

by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)

© 2000-2003 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.4, updated 24 March 2003


This is an ongoing project to index, by type, name elements found in Irish annals.

The sections that have drafts completed are:


For a summary of common name constructions, see Quick and Easy Gaelic Names by Effric neyn Kenyeoch vc Ralte.


WARNING: Names listed in entries for the years 500 - 700 A.D. are Old Irish forms of the name. During these years, a person's name would have been written in an earlier form of the language, Oghamic Irish. By the time these annals were written, centuries after the events record for these dates, the Irish language had changed significantly and the writers of the annals used their own language, including contemporary forms of names. The original form of the name would have been quite different. For example, the Old Irish masculine given name Conall evolved from an Oghamic precusor Conovalos.


Medieval Scotland | Medieval Names Archive | Index of Names in Irish Annals
Feminine Given Names | Feminine Descriptive Bynames | Masculine Given Names | Masculine Descriptive Bynames


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