Index of Names in Irish Annals:
Feminine Given Names 1201 - 1600

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

© 2000-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.15, updated 27 March 2008


Feminine Given Names: Feminine Given Names 1201 - 1600

When looking at the distribution of feminine given names in the annals between 1201 and 1600, the names fall into three categories based upon the linguistical origin of the name and its usage:

The Frequency noted in the tables below gives the number of women with this name who appear in the annals during the time period highlighted on this page.


Gaelic Feminine Names

From the data displayed below, it seems that a large number of Gaelic given names fell out of use after 1500, while a smaller number of names continued to be used between 1500 and 1600. No feminine names of Gaelic origin appear in these annals after 1600.

Names that fell out of use include:

Freq. 501
-
550
551
-
600
601
-
650
651
-
700
701
-
750
751
-
800
801
-
850
851
-
900
901
-
950
951
-
1000
1001
-
1050
1051
-
1100
1101
-
1150
1151
-
1200
1201
-
1250
1251
-
1300
1301
-
1350
1351
-
1400
1401
-
1450
1451
-
1500
1501
-
1550
1551
-
1600
1601
-
1650
Áine13 X XX XX
Raghnailt11 XX XXX
Éadaoin9 XX XXX XX
Béibhinn7 XX X X
Bean Mhídhe7 XX XX X XX
Dearbháil7 XXX XX X X X X
Dearbhforgaill5 X XX XX XX
Affraic4 XX X X
Barrdhubh4 X XX
Dubh Essa4 X XX X X
Ailbhe3 X X X
Fíneamhain3 X X
Mór Mhumhan2 XX X X
Aoife1 X X
Bean Laighean1 X
Cacht1 X X
Cailleach Dhé1 X
Cobhlaith1 XXX X X
Dubh Themrach1 X
Dubhóg1 X
Elec1 X
Imag1 X
Maol Mheadha1 X X
Órlaith1 X XX X

Gaelic feminine names that continued to be used between 1500 and 1600 include:

Freq. 501
-
550
551
-
600
601
-
650
651
-
700
701
-
750
751
-
800
801
-
850
851
-
900
901
-
950
951
-
1000
1001
-
1050
1051
-
1100
1101
-
1150
1151
-
1200
1201
-
1250
1251
-
1300
1301
-
1350
1351
-
1400
1401
-
1450
1451
-
1500
1501
-
1550
1551
-
1600
1601
-
1650
Mór28 X XXXXX XXX XXX XX
Sadhbh26 XXX XXX XXX XX
Fionnghuala25 XXX XXXX
Gráinne22 X XXXX
Úna16 X XXX XX
Gormlaith12 X XXXXX X XXXXX
Lasairfhíona11 XX X XX X
Nuala11 XX XXXX
Bean Mhumhan10 X X XX X
Dubhchobhlaigh8 XXXX XX XXX
Sláine7 XX X X
Meadhbh6 X XX
Sorcha3 X X


Anglo-Norman Feminine Names

Since none of these names appeared before 1200, those columns have been omitted from this table.

Note: The names Alis, Cristina, and Iuliana seem to have been used by the Anglo-Normans who came to Ireland, but do not seem to have been adopted by their descendants.

From the Anglo-Norman name:Freq. 1201
-
1250
1251
-
1300
1301
-
1350
1351
-
1400
1401
-
1450
1451
-
1500
1501
-
1550
1551
-
1600
1601
-
1650
MáirghréadMargaret26 XXX XX
SiobhánFr. Jehane, Jehanne22 X XXX XX
MáireMary15 XXX XXX
CaitríonaOFr. Caterine14 XXX XX
SíleCaecelia12 X XX
CaitilínOFr. Cateline10 XX XX
AibhilínAvelina, Emeline7 XXX
OnóraHonora7 X XX
RóisRose7 X XXX
IsibélFr. Isabel3 X XX
LuciaLucy3 X X X
AlisFr. Aliz2 X
AnnáblaAnnabel, Annabella2 XX
EilionoraEleanor2 X X
OilenEllen2 X
SisuileCecily2 X X
CristinaCristina1 X
IulianaJuliana1 X
MairsilMarcella1 X
MaudaMaude1 X


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