Index of Names in Irish Annals: Crimthann / Criomthann

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

© 2000-2007 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.2, updated 10 March 2007

Masculine Given Names: Crimthann / Criomthann


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: 465, 485, 521, 547, 548, 549, 550, 579, 628, 637, 721, 726, 751, 756, 761, 766, 770, 771, 820, 822, 824, 825, 829, 830, 831, 832, 834, 835, 836, 837, 838, 839, 844, 845, 847, 1260, 1280, 1317

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Crimthann / Criomthann 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. 465-487)
II485.2Crimthain Cennselaig, rig Laigen [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
II487.1Crumthain Chennselaig [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
AM465.4Criomhthann, mac Enda Censelaigh, rí Laighen
(d. ?)
TT521.3Crimthand mac Eachach i r-righi Muman
TT547.3Cairpe mac Crimthaind, ri Muman
(d. ?)
UU549.3Colaim nepos Craumhthainan
TT550.3Colum mac Crimthaind
AM548.5S. Colum mac Criomhthainn
(d. 547-553)
TT553.4Crimthaind maic Bríuin [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
AM547.3Toiseach Teathbha, Criomthann, mac Briuin
(d. 579)
TT579.2Cairpre mac Crimthain rig Muman
(d. ?)
II637.2RCrumthan mc. Aeda, rí Laigen
AM628.2Criomhtann, mac Aodha, mic Seanaigh, rí Laighen
(d. ?)
II721.2Feidlimmid macc Crimthain
(d. 721-726)
TT726.5Crimthaind maic Cellaig Chualand [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
II726.1Crimthan mc. Cellaich Cualand
AM721.12Criomhthann, mac Ceallaigh Cualann
(d. ?)
AM751.10Criomhthann deabhthach
(d. 766)
TT766.1RCrimthainn, ab Cluana Ferta Brénainn [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
II766.1RCrumthain, comarbai Brenainn Cluana Ferta [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
AM761.2RCriomhthann, mac Reachtgoile, abb Cluana Feerta
(d. ?)
AM771.17Tuathal, mac Criomthainn
(d. ?)
II770.3Feidlimthe meicc Crimthain [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
II820.2Fédlimmith mc. Crimthain
AM822.10Felim, mac Criomhthainn
AM824.10Feidhlimidh, mac Criomhthainn
AM834.14Fedhlimidh, mac Criomhthainn, ri Caisil, h-i Maigh n-Í
II830.1Fédlimmid macc Crimthain
AM825.6Fedhlimidh. .i mac Criomhthainn, rí Mumhan
AM829.7Feidhlimidh, mac Criomhthainn
AM831.5Féidhlimidh, mac Criomhthainn
AM832.6Feidhlimidh, mac Criomhthainn, ri Caisil
II838.1Fédlimmid m. Crimthain
AM835.9Fedhlimidh, mac Criomhthainn
AM836.15Feidhlimidh, mac Criomhthainn
AM837.11Feidhlimidh, mac Criomhthainn
AM839.15Fedhlimidh, mac Criomhthainn, rí Mumhan
AM844.15Feidhlimidh, mac Criomhthainn
AM845.4Fedhlimidh, mac Criomhthainn, ri Mumhan
AM845.4mac Criomhthainn Cláire ["Crimhthann of Claire"]
II847.1Fedlimmid mc. Crimthain
(d. 1260)
II1260.9Crimthan O Murkertig
II1280.4mc. Crimthain Í Murkertygh
(d. ?)
II1317.8Buadach filius Crimthain h-I Sulleuan

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