Index of Names in Irish Annals: Éicnechán / Éigneachán

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

© 2000-2010 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 21 November 2010

Masculine Given Names: Éicnechán / Éigneachán


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: 16
Found in Years: 901, 906, 956, 962, 964, 1016, 1017, 1036, 1071, 1200, 1201, 1206, 1207, 1208, 1234, 1241, 1433, 1434, 1437, 1464, 1469, 1480, 1485, 1497, 1498, 1521, 1527, 1535, 1536, 1540, 1543, 1545, 1564, 1570, 1582, 1600, 1603

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Éicnechán / Éigneachán 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. 901-906)
UU906.2Eicnechan m. Dalaig, rex Generis Conaill
CSCS906Eignecan mac Dalaigh ri Cinel Conaill
AM901.6Eigneachan, mac Dálaigh, mic Muircheartaigh, tighearna Ceneoil Conaill
AM901.6Eccneach Sil Conaill
(d. ?)
UU956.4Muiredhach m. Eicnechain
(d. ?)
UU964.2Mael Ruanaidh m. Flaind m. Eicnechain
BM962.8Maol Ruanaidh, mac Floinn, mic Eccneacháin
(d. ?)
UU1017.10Conn m. Concobair m. Eicnechain
BM1016.9Cond, mac Concobhair, mic Eigneacháin
(d. ?)
UU1036.2Cu Chiche m. Eignechan, ri Ceniuil Ennai
BM1036.10Cú Ciche, mac Eccnecháin, tigherna Ceneoil Enda
(d. ?)
BM1071.11Finnachta mac Eiccnecháin h-Ui Cuind
(d. 1207-1208)
U2U1201.6Eicnechan h-Ua Domnaill
CM1200.5Eccneachán Ua Domhnaill tigherna Cenél Conaill
U2U1208.1h-Eignechan h-Ua n-Domnaill
LCLC1207.4h-Eicneachán .H. n-Domhnaill
CM1206.7h-Eccnechán Ua n-Domhnaill
MCB1MCB1207.2Eigneachan O Domnaill, ri Cineil Conaill
CM1207.1h-Eiccnechan Ua n-Domnaill
CM1234.3Eiccneacháin [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
LCLC1241.4Domhnall mór .H. Domnaill, .i. mac Egnecháin h-I Domnaill, ri thíre Conaill
(d. 1433-1434)
UU1433.5Eigneacan h-Ua Domnaill
Co1434.6Ecnichan h. Domnaill adbar rig Tiri Conaill
LC2LC1433.2Eignechan O Domnaill
DM1433.4Eccneachán Ua Domhnaill
(d. 1497)
MCB1MCB1437.11Eigneacan mac Neachtain mic Toirrdealbhaigh mic Neill Gairb
U3U1464.6h-Eignechan, mac Nechtain h-Ui Domnaill
LC2LC1464.1h-Eignechan .H. n-Domhnuill
DM1469.19h-Eccneachan mac Neachtain Uí Domnaill
U3U1480.9d'Eigneachan h-Ua Domnaill
Co1480.2hEignecan mac Nechtoin hI Domnaill
LC2LC1480.1h-Eccnechán mac Neachtain Ui Domnaill
U3U1485.9clann Nechtain h-Ui Domnaill, .i. Eignechan & a braithre ["the sons of Nechtain Ua Domnaill, namely, Eignechan and his brothers"]
DM1485.10Clann Neactain Uí Domnaill (Eigneacan co n-a braithribh)
U3U1497.5Eignechan, mac Neachtain, mic Toirrdhelbaigh an Fhina h-Ui Domnaill
Co1497.2Eignecan mac Nechtoin hI Domnaill rídhamhna Cheneoil Conoill
LC2LC1497.1Eignechán mac Nechtain h-I Dhomnaill, ridhamhna Cineoil Conaill
U3U1498.16mac Eignechain h-Ui Domnaill
FM1600.71Rudhraighe mac Eiccnecháin, mic Eiccnechain, mic Nechtain, mic Toirrdhealbhaigh an Fhiona Uí Domhnaill
FM1603.9Niall Garbh mac Rudhraighe, mic Eiccnecháin, mic Eiccnecháin, mic Neachtain mic Toirrdhealbhaigh an Fhíona Uí Dhomhnaill
(d. ?)
Co1521.4Rúghraide mac Éignecain I Domnaill
LC2LC1521.3Rugraidhe mac Eignecháin h-I Domnaill
EM1521.6Rudhraighe mac Éiccneacháin Í Domhnaill
U3U1527.8Toirrdelbach, mac Ecnecháin Ui Domnaill
Co1527.9Toirrdelbach mac Egnecain h. Domnaill
LC2LC1527.8Toirrdhelbach mac Eignecháin I Dhomnaill
EM1527.3Toirrdhealbhach mac Eiccneacháin I Domhnaill
(d. 1535)
U3U1535.8Eigneachan, mac Domnaill Ui Domnaill
Co1535.4Eignecan mac Domnaill h. Domnaill
LC2LC1535.5Eignechán mac Domnaill h-I Domnaill
EM1535.2Eiccneachan mac Domhnaill I Domhnaill
(d. 1536)
Co1536.31Egnecan mac Maoilsechlainn meic Donnchada h. Chellaig
LC2LC1536.28Eigneachan mac Maoileachluinn mic Donnchadha I Cheallaigh
EM1536.17Eiccneachán mac Maoileachlainn mic Donnchaidh
(d. 1545)
U3U1540.9Ui Domnaill, .i. Donnchadh Cairbrech & Eignechan & Seaan Luirg ["The sons of Ua Domnaill—namely, Donchadh the Carbrian and Eignechan—and John of Magh- Luirg"]
LC2LC1540.10Eignechan mac I Domnaill
Co1540.11Eignecain meic h. Domhnaill
Co1543.7O Domnaill .i. Maghnus [unrelated] a braithre fein .i. Eignecan & Donnchad ["O Domnaill, that is Magnus [unrelated] his own brothers, Eicnechan and Donnchad [Cairbrech]"]
EM1545.3Eiccneachan Ó Domhnaill
(d. 1570)
Em1564.2Eiccnechan & Conn dá mhac Aodha Buidhe mic Aodha Duibh
EM1570.2Eiccneachan mac Aodha Buidhe Uí Dhomhnaill
(d. 1582)
LC2LC1582.2Clann an Gilla Dhuibh Mic Goisdealbh, .i. an Gilla Dubh Óg ocus Egnechán ["The sons of the Gilla-dubh Mac Goisdelbh, viz., the Gilla-dubh Og, and Egnechán"]
(d. ?)
FM1600.71Rudhraighe mac Eiccnecháin, mic Eiccnechain, mic Nechtain, mic Toirrdhealbhaigh an Fhiona Uí Domhnaill
FM1603.9Niall Garbh mac Rudhraighe, mic Eiccnecháin, mic Eiccnecháin, mic Neachtain mic Toirrdhealbhaigh an Fhíona Uí Dhomhnaill

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