Index of Names in Irish Annals: Cuilén

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

© 2000-2009 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.3, updated 28 August 2009

Masculine Given Names: Cuilén


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: 24
Found in Years: 493, 496, 498, 544, 652, 754, 884, 885, 931, 933, 950, 953, 971, 998, 999, 1027, 1044, 1056, 1065, 1107, 1147, 1155, 1156, 1162, 1177, 1225, 1227, 1324, 1327, 1455, 1463

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Cuilén, 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. ?)
UU496.2M. Cuilinn episcopi Luscan
UU498.4Chuinnedha mc. Cathmhogha, .i. Mc. Cuilinn, epscoip Lusga
II496.2Meicc Cuilind Luscai
CSCS493Cuindedha meic Cathmogha .i. mac Cuilind espoc Lusca
(d. ?)
CSCS544Meic Cuilind
(d. 652)
UU652.2Culene m. Forindain
TT652.4Cuilene mac Forunnain, rí h-Ua Failghe
CSCS652Cuilene mac ForannáinÓ fFailge
(d. ?)
UU754.5Cinn Fhaelad nepotis Cuileni
(d. 884)
AM884.14Cuilen, mac Cerbhaill, mic Dunghaile
(d. ?)
AM885.2Maol Tuile, mac Cuilen, abb Cluana Fearta Brénoinn
(d. 931-933)
UU933.2Cuilen m. Cellaigh, rex Osraighi
CSCS933Cuilén mac Ograin ri Osraighe
BM931.6Cuilen, mac Ceallaigh, tighearna Osraighe
(d. ?)
BM950.13Cuilén, mac Gusain
(d. 953)
BM953.4RCuilen mac Cellaigh, abb Cille Dara
(d. 971)
UU971.1SCulen m. Illuilb, ri Alban
CSCS971SCuilen mac BuilbAlban
(d. 998-999)
TT998.1Cuilen mac Etighen
CSCS999Culen mac Etigen
(d. ?)
TT1027.3da mac Cuilén maic Concobair & rigdamna h-Úa Conaill Gabra
CSCS1027da mac Cuilin meic Concuphair rí & rigdamna H. Conaill
BM1027.5dá mhac Cuilén, mic Conchobhair, tigherna & tanaisi O Conaill
(d. ?)
TT1044.8Cuilén mac Uallachan
(d. 1056)
LCLC1056.4Cuilend mac Dergain
(d. 1065)
BM1065.11Cuilen Ua Domhnalláin, ollamh breithemhnachta Ua Failghe
(d. 1107)
BM1107.3Cuilen Ua Cathalain, tigherna Uaithne Cliach
(d. 1147)
BM1147.4Cuillén mac fer leighinn Imleacha Iubhair
(d. 1155-1156)
MCB1MCB1156.1Cuilen O Cuilein, ri h- Conaill Gabhra
BM1155.19Cuilén na Claonghlaisi, tigherna Ua c-Conaill Gabhra ["Cuilen of Claenghlais, lord of Ui-Conaill-Gabhra"]
BM1155.19lá muintir Chuilén
(d. 1162)
BM1162.26Uí Diomusaigh .i. Ceallach, Cú Broga, & Cuilén
(d. ?)
TT1177.5Cuilén Ua Cuilen
MCB1MCB1177.4Cuilen h- Cuilain
(d. ?)
Co1225.24Culen h. Dimusaig
LCLC1225.33Culen .H. Dimusaig
CM1225.7Cholén Uí Dhíomusaigh [Note: name is in genitive case and is lenited due to sentence structure.]
CM1227.3Cuilén Ua n-Díomusaigh
(d. 1324-1327)
U2U1324.8Cuilen h-Ua Dimasaigh
Co1327.8Culen h. Dimusaig
LCLC1327.5Culén Ua Dimusaig
CM1327.3Cuilén Ua Diomasaigh
(d. 1455)
DM1455.3Cuilén Ua Diomusaigh
(d. 1463)
Co1463.13Culen h. Dimusaig
DM1463.5Cuilén Ua Diomusaigh

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