Index of Names in Irish Annals: Descriptive Bynames: Alánd, Alánn / Alann

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

© 2000-2009 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.3, updated 18 January 2009

Descriptive Bynames: Alánd, Alánn / Alann


"[the] Comely"


What we know as a set of Irish Annals are manuscripts that were each compiled during a particular time period, usually using older material as sources. For example, when the Annals of the Four Masters were written from 1632 to 1636, they covered events that occurred centuries and millenia before (including legendary history). So, when an entry in this set of annals refers to a person who lived in the year 738, the spelling used for that person's name is very likely not using the spelling that would have been used in 738.

Standard forms of this name (based on spelling systems of different periods) would be:

Frequency & Dates:

Number of men found in the annals with this name: 6
Found in Years: 605, 607, 612, 613, 619, 624, 636, 727, 730, 731, 732, 733, 734, 735, 737, 738, 742, 743, 781, 782, 783, 788, 797, 803, 847, 915, 967, 1377, 1491

Research Notes:

The meaning "the comely" is given in regards to a man's name in 1491 (FM vol. 4, p. 1188, footnote "y").

OCM (p. 13 s.n. Áed) lists, "Áed Allán, high-king" and lists him as dying in 613.


Further information about the byname Alánd, Alánn / Alann, may be found in:

The Sources page lists the Annals referenced below. Information about secondary sources is included on that page as well.

Raw Data

In the table below, I have separated individuals with a blank line. That is, when there are multiple entries in the annals that refer to a single person, those entries are grouped together.

Within the list of entries refering to a single person, I have sorted the entries primarily by orthography when it is obvious that what I am seeing is the same entry showing up in multiple annals. The entries that tend to use older spellings are listed first.

NOTE: The Annals referenced below under the code letters A, B, C, E, & F tend to use later spellings than the other Annals. In some cases, the spellings listed in these Annals may not be appropriate for the year referenced in the Annal entry.

In some Gaelic scripts, there is a character that looks approximately like a lowercase f, but without the crossbar. This character (represented by an underscored , e, in the entries below) sometimes represents e and sometimes ea depending upon the context of the text.

[Standardized form of this man's name]
AnnalsEntryContextCitation (formatting preserved)
[] (d. 612-613)
Note: OCM (p. 13 s.n. Áed) lists this man as "Áed Allán, high-king" and notes he died in 613.
TT605.3Aeda Allan [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
CSCS605Aedh Aldain
TT605.6Aedh Allan
CSCS605Aodh Allan
II607.1Aed Alláin
II607.3Áed Alláin
UU612.1Aedho Alddain filii Domnaill, regis Temro [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
TT612.1Aedh Uairidhnach, mac Domnaill, rí Temrach
II613.1Aeda Allain regis Hiberniae [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
UU624.1Dhoir m. Aedho Alddain [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
TT624.2Dóir maic Aedha Allaín [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
CSCS624Doir meic Aoda Allain [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
AM619.2Doir mac Aodha Allainn
UU636.1Mael Fithrich filium Aedho Alddain alias Uairidnaigh
TT636.1Mael Fithrig mac Aedha Allain
CSCS636Maolfitrigh mac Aedha Allain
[] (d. 738-743)
TT727.2Aedh n-Allan mac Fergaile
UU734.8Aed Allan mc. Fergaile
TT734.7Aedh Allan
TT735.2Aed Allan mac Fergaile
AM730.1d'Aodh Allan, mac Ferghaile, mic Maoile Dúin
AM731.1d'Aodh Allan
AM732.1d'Aodh Allan
TT737.5Aedh n-Allan
UU738.4Aedh Alddan, .i. (ri)(Tem)rach
TT738.4Aedh Allan mac Fergaile rí Temrach
UU738.4Aedh Allan
TT738.6Aedh Allan
AM733.4Aodh Ollan, rí Ereann
AM733.4in ri Aodh Allan
AM733.4d'Aodh Ollan
AM734.2Aodh Allan
TT742.5h-Aedh n-Allan
UU743.4Aedh Olddain
UU743.4Aedha Aldain [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
TT743.3Aedh Allan mac Fergaile, rí Erenn
II743.1Aed Alláin
AM738.4Aodh Allan, mac Ferghaile, mic Maoile Dúin
AM738.4Aodha Alláin [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
AM781.15Maol Dúin, mac Aodha Allain
AM782.13Maol Duin, mac Aodha Allain
AM783.6Maol Dúin, mac Aodha Allain, an Fochla
II788.1Maíl Dúin m. Aeda Alláin [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
UU797.3Aedh (.i. Allan)
AM847.21Niall, mac Aedha Alainn, tigherna Ua Máil
UU915.1Aedha Allain
[] (d. 801)
II803.1Aed Allain mac Corpri
[] (d. 967)
BM967.14Aodh Allán, mac Ferghaile, tigherna Osraighe
[Uilliam Alann Ua Cearbhaill] (d. ?)
Co1377.11Dondchad mac Uilliam Alaind h. Cerbaill ri Eli ["Donnchad son of Uilliam the Beautiful O Cerbaill, king of Ely"]
LC2LC1377.10Dondchadh mac Uilliam Alaind .H. Cerbhaill, righ Eli
DM1377.3Donnchadh mac Uilliam áloinn
[Donnchadh Alann Mag Craith] (d. ?)
U3U1491.20Aedh & Ruaidhri, da mac Domnaill, mic Oedha Oic, mic Aedha, mic Raghnaill, mic Donnchaidh Alainn Mec Craith
FMvol. 4, p. 1188, 1491Aed. & Ruaid.ri da mac domnaill mic aod.a óicc mic aod.a mic Rag.naill mic donnchaid. a lainn még crait.
DM1491.10Aedh & Ruaidhri da mac Domnaill mic Aodha óicc mic Aodha mic Raghnaill mic Donnchaidh Alainn Még Craith

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