Index of Names in Irish Annals: Cúán

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

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.4, updated 09 October 2006

Masculine Given Names: Cúán


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: 9
Found in Years: 639, 641, 645, 649, 686, 743, 748, 782, 787, 788, 890, 891, 1024

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Cúán, 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. 639-641)
TT639.9Cuan mac Amalgaidh, ri Muman
II641.1Cuain m. Amalgaid
TT649.2Cuan mac Amalgaid maic Enda, rí Muman
AM645.4Cuán, mac Enda, rí Mumhan
(d. ?)
TT649.2Cuan mac Conaill, rí h-Ua Fidgheinte
AM645.4Cuán, mac Conaill, taoisech Ua Figente
(d. 686)
II686.1RCuain, abbad Im(blecha)
(d. 743-748)
UU748.2Cuain Caimb sapientis ["Cúan Cam, the learned"]
TT748.2Cuain Caimb sapientis
AM743.5Cuan Camm egnaidh
(d. 748)
UU748.9RCuan anchoirita o Lilchach ["Cuan, anchorite from Lilcach"]
TT748.11RCuan ancorita o Lilchach
AM743.6RCuan angcoire ó Liolcaich
(d. 782-787)
II787.1RCúán, abb Imblecha Ibair ["Cúán, abbot of Imlech Ibuir"]
AM782.11RCuan Imleacha Iubhair ["Cuan of Imleach Iubhair"]
(d. 788)
AM788.10Cuan Atha Easccrach ["Cuan of Ath Eascrach"]
(d. ?)
II891.3Mael Petair macc Cuain
AM890.2Maol Pedair, mac Cuáin, epscop Tíre Dá Ghlas & comharba Brénainn
UU895.2Mael Petuir episcopus, princeps Tire Da Ghlas
(d. 1024)
UU1024.3Cuan H. Lothcan, prim-eices Erenn ["Cuán ua Lothcháin, chief poet of Ireland"]
TT1024.8Cuan h-úa Leochan prim-shenchaidh Erenn & a prím-eolach fech so
II1024.6Cuan h-Ua Lothcháin, ardfile h-Erend & senchaid ["Cúán. Ua Lothcháin, chief poet of Ireland and a historian"]
BM1024.4Cuán, ua Lothcháin, primh-écces Ereann, & saoi-senchaidh ["Cuan Ua Lothchain, chief poet of Ireland, and a learned historian"]

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