Index of Names in Irish Annals: Báetán [Ogham: Baidagnas]

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

© 2000-2007 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 23 February 2007

Masculine Given Names: Báetán [Ogham: Baidagnas]


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: 14
Found in Years: 562, 563, 572, 567, 571, 573, 574, 581, 586, 587, 590, 593, 597, 600, 604, 606, 608, 610, 618, 620, 622, 623, 632, 663, 679, 711, 713, 746, 804

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Báetán 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.

[Standardized form of this man's name]
AnnalsEntryContextCitation (formatting preserved)
(d. 563)
(d. ?)
UU563.1Baetan m. Cinn
CSCS563Baetan mac Cuind
(d. 572)
AM562.1Baodan, mac Mhuirceartaich, mic Muireadhaigh
TT572.1da h-úa Múiredaig .i. Baetan mac Muiredaig & Eochaid Find mac Domnaill
CSCS572da hu Muiredhaigh .i. Baetain meic Muircertaigh et Ecach Finn meic Domnaill
AM600.4Colman Rimidh, mac Baetain, mic Muircheartaigh, mic Muireadhoigh, mic Eoghain, mic Néll
(d. 586)
UU586.1Baetain m. Ninnedho filii Duach alias mc. Ferghusa Cennfhadafilii Conaill Gulban, regis Temro [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
AM567.1Baodan, mac Nindeadha, mic Fergusa Cendfoda
(d. 581-587)
UU574.3Fiachra mc. Baetain
CSCS573Fiachna mac Baetain
AM571.2Fiachna, mac Baodain, mic Cairill
UU581.2Baetain m. Cairill [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
UU587.3Baetain mc. Cairill righ Uladh [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
AM590.2b-Fiachna, mac Baetain, mic Cairill, mic Muireadhoigh Muindeircc
AM593.3Fiachna ria mac m-Baodain
UU597.2Fiachna mc. Baetain
AM597.5b-Fiachna mac Baotain
AM618.4Fiachna, mac Baotain
UU623.3Fiachna m. Baetain
AM622.5Fiachna, mac m-Baodain, rí Uladh
AM622.5Fiachna mac Baodain
(d. ?)
UU608.1Fiachrach Craich m. Baetain [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
AM604.2Fiachra Caoch, mac Baodain
(d. ?)
UU610.2Maele h-Umai m. Baetain [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
AM606.5Maol Umha, mac Baetain
(d. ?)
UU620.1Ailealla m. Baetain
UU620.1Maele Duin m. Fergusa m. Baetain
(d. ?)
UU632.2Ronain m. Baetain
(d. 663)
AM663.2RBaotan mac ua Corbmaic, abb Cluana Mic Nóis
(d. 711-713)
UU679.2Cenn Faelad m. Ailella m. Baetain sapiens
(d. 711-713)
CSCS713RBaetan episcopus Innsi Bó Finne
AM711.2RBaotan, epscop Insi Bo Finne
(d. 746)
TT746.8RBaetain Aba
(d. 804)
AM804.7R?Baetan Cluana Tuaisceirt

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