Index of Names in Irish Annals: Áedán

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

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.4, updated 27 September 2006

Masculine Given Names: Áedán


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: 23
Found in Years: 505, 563, 570, 580, 582, 583, 590, 593, 596, 606, 609, 610, 612, 616, 617, 620, 622, 625, 629, 631, 651, 692, 701, 761, 763, 768, 782, 787, 792, 794, 814, 825, 827, 838, 839, 843, 861, 863, 879, 882, 884, 887, 922, 947, 949

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Áedán, 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.

Special factors which may affect name usage are marked in the context column.

ANindicates a member of an Anglo-Norman family
ASindicates an Anglo-Saxon
Nindicates a Norseman
Pindicates a Pict
Rindicates a person holding a religious office
Sindicates a person from Scotland

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. 563-570)
UU570.4Aedhan H. Fiachrach
TT563.3Aedhan h-ua Fiachrach
(d. 606-609)
TT505.2Sh-Aedhan mac Gabrain
UU580.2Sh-Aedhan mc. Gabrain
TT582.1SAedan mac Gabran
UU582.1SAedhan mc. Gabrain mc. Domangairt
TT583.1 (labelled as T582.1)SAedhan mac Gabran
II583.1SAedán macc Gabráin
UU590.2SAedhan m. Gabran
TT590.2Sh-Aedhan mac Gabrain
UU596.3Sfiliorum Aedain, .i. Brain & Domangairt
TT596.2Sfiliorum Aedan .i. Bran & Domungort & Eochaid Fínd & Artur
UU606.2SAedhain m. Gabrain mc. Domangairt righ Alban
TT606.2SAedhain maic Gabrain
CSCS606SAedhain meic Gabrain
II609.2SAedain m. Gabrain
UU622.2SConaing m. Aedain
CSCS622SConaing mac Aedain meic Gabrain
(d. 610-612)
UU610.2RAedain ancoritae Bennchoir
TT610.2RAedhain ancharad
CSCS610RAedain ancart
(d. 616)
UU616.1SAedhain m. Mongain regis Dal Riatai l^ Araide ["Aedán son of Mongan, king of Dál Riata or nAraide"]
II617.2SAedáin filii Mongáin
(d. 620-626)
UU625.2Aedhan m. Cumuscaigh
TT625.2Áedhain mac Cumascaigh
AM620.4Aodh mac Cumascaigh
(d. 629-631)
UU629.4Echdach Buidhe, regis Pictorum, filii Aedain
TT629.2Eochach Buidhi maic Aedain
CSCS629Eacach Buidhe meic Aedain
II631.1Echdach Buide m. Aedáin
(d. 651)
AM593.2Rnaomh Aedhan epscop ["Bishop St. Aedhan"]
UU651.1RAedain episcopi Saxonum
TT651.1RAedaín espuic Saxan
CSCS651RAedani episcopi Saxan
UU692.3Ferghus m. Aedain, rex in Choicid
UU701.4Feidelmidh m. Fergusa m. Aedhain
[Áedán] (d. 761)
AM761.3RAodhan Lis Mhóir
[Áedán] (d. 763-768)
UU768.3RAidain, abbas Lis Moir
II768.1RAedan, abb Lis Moir
AM763.3RAedhan, ab Lis Móir
[Áedán] (d. 768-773)
UU773.5RAedan episcopus Maighe h-Eu
AM768.6RAedhan, epscop Maighe Eu
[Áedán] (d. 782)
UU782.1RAedhan abbas Roiss Commain
AM777.5RAodhan, abb Rosa Comáin
[Áedán h-ua Con Cumba] (d. 787-792)
UU792.1RAedhan h. Con Cumbu, episcopi
AM787.3RAedhan h-ua Con Cumba, epscop, & milidh tocchaidhe do Crist ["Aedhan Ua Concumba, a bishop, and select soldier of Christ"]
[Áedán Raithne] (d. 787)
UU792.1Aidhain Rathain
AM787.5Aedhan Raithne ["Aedhan of Raithin Rahin"]
[Áedán Derg]
II794.4Oedáin Deirg
[Áedán] (d. 814)
II814.1RAedáin m. h-ui Raichlich, abb Lis Móir
[Áedán] (d. 823-825)
UU825.3RAedan, abbas Tamhlachtae
AM823.5RAodhan, abb Tamhlachta Maele Ruain
[Áedán] (d. 827)
AM827.5Aedhan ua Cond Umhai, sccribhneoir Dermhaighi
[Áedán] (d. 838-839)
UU839.2RAedhan abbas Rois Cre
AM838.3RAiden, prióir Cluana Mic Nóis, & abb Rosa Cré
[Áedán] (d. 843)
AM843.9RAodhan Glinne h-Uisean
[Áedán] (d. 861-863)
II863.2RAedáin, abb Inse Cathaig
AM861.4RAedhan, abb Insi Cathaigh
[Áedán] (d. 879-882)
UU882.8rAedhan, princeps Cluana Iraird
AM879.7RAedhán, abb Cluana Ioraird
[Áedán mac ??] (d. 884-887)
CSCS887RAodan mac Recdadha ab Roiss Cre
AM884.9RAedhan, mac Rechtadha, abb Rosa Cre
II922.1Cormaicc m. Áedain, epscoip Cluana Ferta Brenainn
[Áedán] (d. 947-949)
UU949.3RAedhan Tuama Da Ghualann
BM947.3RAedhán, mac Anailedh, airchindeach Tuama Dá Ualann

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