Index of Names in Irish Annals: Étaín / Éadaoin

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

© 2000-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.8, updated 16 March 2008

Feminine Given Names: Étaín / Éadaoin


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 women found in the annals with this name: 11
Found in Years: 1104, 1188, 1225, 1243, 1263, 1328, 1392, 1393, 1467, 1475, 1476

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Étaín, 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.

AnnalsEntryContextCitation (formatting preserved)
(d. 1104)
II1104.4Eataine ingene Uí Egrai [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
(d. 1188)
UU1188.7Etaín, ingen h-Ui Cuinn, righan Muman
CM1188.7Edaoin inghen Ui Chuinn baintigherna Mumhan
LCLC1188.10Etain ingen .H. Cuinn, righan Muman
(d. 1225)
U2U1225.6Etain, ingen Diarmata Mic Domnaill
Co1225.35Etain ingen Diarmata meic Domnaill h. Egra
CM1225.11E[acute ]daoín inghean Diarmata mic Domhnaill Uí Eghra
(d. ?)
U2U1243.1a bean, ingen Meg Carrthaigh
Co1243.2Etain ingen Meg Carthaig (.i. Fingen), ben Meic Diarmata
CM1243.5a ben ingen Mhég Carthaigh (.i .Etaoín inghen Fhinghin, & bá h-i-sidhe mathair Taidhg budhdhein)
MCB2MCB1243.2mathar fein leis a mainistir na Builli .i. ben Cormaic mic Tomaltaigh L. .i. inghean Mec Carrthaigh
LCLC1243.1Edaoin ingen Mhég Carrthaigh, .i. inghen Fhínghin mhóir Mheg Carrthaigh, ben Mic Diarmada
(d. 1263)
Co1263.15Etain ingen h. Flannacan
CM1263.10Etaoin inghean Uí Fhlannaccáin
LCLC1263.14Etaoin ingen h-I Fhlannacáin
(d. 1328)
CM1328.23Edaoin inghen Még Mathgamna ben Még Uidhir
(d. 1392)
Co1392.12Etain ingen Sefraid h. Flannacan uxur Uilliam Meic Branan
LC2LC1392.11Etain inghean Sefraidh .H. Flannacan, uxor Uilliam mic Branan
(d. 1393)
DM1393.10Edaoin inghen Cathail Oícc Uí Concobhair ben Brian mic Maoilechlainn Uí Chellaigh
LC2LC1393.13Edaoin inghean Chathail Oig Ui Chonchubhair, bean Bhríain mic Maileachlainn Ui Cheallaidh
U3U1393.9Edain, ingen Cathail Óig Ui Conchobair, ben Briain, mic Mailechlainn h-Ui Chellaigh
(d. 1467)
U3U1467.12Edain, ingen Pilib Meg Uidhir, .i. ben Cormaic Meg Samradhain
(d. 1475)
U3U1475.9Edain Og, ingen Maigister Seoain Meg Uidhir, .i. bean Eogain, mic Eogain h-Ui Breislen
(d. 1476)
Co1476.9Etain ingen Domnuill meic Murcertaigh ben h. Conchobair Duinn
DM1476.11Edaoin ingean Domhnaill mic Muircheartaigh bean Uí Concobair Dhuinn

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