Index of Names in Irish Annals: Eochaid, Echuid / Eochaidh

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

© 2000-2009 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.2, updated 17 May 2009

Masculine Given Names: Eochaid, Echuid / Eochaidh

NOTE: The name Eochu is a diminutive of this name. A number of individuals in the annals are listed both with forms of Eochaid and Eochu.


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: 62
Found in Years: 465, 476, 479, 484, 487, 489, 490, 492, 495, 499, 503, 507, 521, 523, 534, 547, 556, 562, 563, 571, 572, 597, 634, 635, 658, 665, 666, 703, 721, 725, 726, 727, 731, 733, 739, 746, 754, 759, 771, 780, 787, 791, 793, 796, 807, 822, 824, 834, 849, 884, 887, 935, 955, 978, 979, 980, 984, 987, 988, 989, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1014, 1030, 1050, 1056, 1059, 1062, 1063, 1064, 1080, 1095, 1098, 1108, 1111, 1113, 1114, 1127, 1133, 1140, 1156, 1165, 1166, 1192, 1193, 1273, 1300, 1362, 1414, 1524

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Eochaid, Echuid / Eochaidh 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. ?)
AM465.4Criomhthann, mac Enda Censelaigh, rí Laighen, do mharbhadh lá mac a inghine budhéin .i. Eochaidh Guinech do Uibh Bairrche. ["Crimhthann, son of Enda Censelach, King of Leinster, was killed by the son of his own daughter, i.e. Eochaidh Guineach, one of the Ui Bairrche."]
AM479.2la h-Eochaidh n-Guinech
CSCS484Eochuidh Guinech
TT490.2Eochaid Guinech
CSCS487Eochaidh Gluinech
AM489.3la h-Eochaidh n-Guinech
(d. ?)
UU495.1Eochu filius Coirpri, .i. Eochu mc. Cairbri mc. Oilella mc. Dhunluing mc. Enna Niadh
TT495.1la h-Eochaigh mac Cairpri
II493.1Eochu mc. Corpri
CSCS492Eochaidh mac Coirpre
AM476.2n-Eochaidh, mac Coirpre, mic Oililla, mic Dunlaing, mic Enda Niadh
(began to reign in 490, d. 503-507)
TT490.3Eochaid a mac [Note: entry specifies that he is the son of "Muiredhaig Muindeirg"]
TT507.3Eochaid mac Muiredaigh
AM503.2Eochaidh, mac Muiredhaigh Muindeircc, ri Uladh
(d. 521-523)
TT521.2Eochaid mac Aengusa rí Muman
AM523.3Eochaidh, mac Aonghusa, righ Mumhan
II721.2Oengus macc Nad Fruich & a mc., .i. Eochaid
(d. 547)
TT534.3Eochaid mac Connla rí Ulad
AM547.2Ri Uladh, Eochaidh, mac Condlaidh, mic Caolbhaidh, mic Cruinn Ba Dhrai
(d. ?)
AM499.3Eochaidh Tiormcharna
TT556.3Eochaid Tirmcharna ri Condacht
AM597.6Uata, mac Aodha, mic Eathach Tiormcharna, righ Connachta
(d. 597-598)
UU598.3REocho, abb Aird Macha
AM597.7REochaidh, mac Diarmatta, epscop & abb Arda Macha
(d. 563-572)
AM562.1d'Eochaid, mac Domhnaill, mic Muirchertaigh
TT572.1da h-úa Múiredaig .i. Baetan mac Muiredaig & Eochaid Find mac Domnaill
II571.1Eochaid mc. Domnaill meicc Meicc Erce
(d. 634-635)
UU635.7REchuidh Liss Moir
TT635.2REochaid, abb Lis Móir
AM634.2RS. Eochaidh, abb Lis Móir
(d. 658)
AM658.5Eochaidh, mac Blaithmic, mic Aodha Slaine
(d. 665-666)
UU666.3Eochaid Iarlaithi, rex Cruithne
TT666.3Eochaidh Iarlaithe, rí Cruithne Midhi
CSCS666Eochaidh IarlaitheCruithne
FAFA 34 [year 666]Eochaidh Iarlaithe, rí Dáil Araidhe
FAFA 34 [year 666]d'Eochaidh Iarlaithe
FAFA 34 [year 666]Eochuidhe Iarlaithe
FAFA 34 [year 666]Eochaidh mac Fiachach Lurgan
FAFA 34 [year 666]Eochaidh
AM665.5Eochaidh Iarlaithe, ri Cruithne
(d. 703)
FAFA 158 [year 703]Eochu Leamhna
M703.1Eochaid Lemna
CSCS722Fergal mac Echdach LemhnaTamnaichi
AM718.1Ferghal, mac Eachdach Lemhna, toisech Tamhnaigh
(d. 725-731)
UU731.10REchdach m. Colggen, Airdd Machae anchorita [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
FAFA 220 [year 731]REochaidh mac Colgan, ab Ard Macha
AM725.10RS. Eochaidh, mac Colgan, ancoiri Arda Macha
(d. 727)
AM727.3Eochaidh, mac Eathach, toisech Dail Riata
(d. 746)
AM746.12Eochaidh Cilli Toma
(began to reign in 726, d. 733)
TT726.9Eochaid mac Eachach
TT733.5Eochaid mac Echach, rí Dail Riada
(d. ?)
TT744.11Eachach maic Bresail ríg O n-Eachach
AM739.6Eochaidh mac Bresail, flaith Ua n-Eathach
(d. 754-759)
TT759.1REochaid mac Conaill Mind, ab Fobren
AM754.2REochaidh, mac Conaill Minn, abb Faoibhrain
(d. 754-759)
TT759.1Eochaidh mac Fiachrach sapiens
AM754.6Eochaidh, mac Fiachrach, eccnaidh
(d. 780)
AM780.5REochaidh mac Focartai, abb Fochladha, & Insi Clothrann
(d. 791)
AM791.9Eochaidh, mac Cernaich, ferthigis Arda Macha
(d. 793)
AM793.4Eochaidh Fhirt Aedha
(d. 796)
AM796.8Eochaidh, mac Ailella, tigherna Cobha
(d. 807)
AM807.3REochaidh, epscop & angcoire, comharba, Mael Ruain Tamhlachta
(d. ?)
AM771.13n-Eochaidh, mac Fiachna
AM787.8h-Eochaidh, mac Fiachna
AM807.8Eochaidh, mac Fiachna, mic Aedha Róin, rí Uladh
(d. 822)
CSCS822REochaidh h. Tuathail episcopus et ab Lughmhaigh
(d. 822-824)
UU824.7Eochaid m. Bressail, ri Dal Araide in Tuaisceirt
AM822.6Eochaidh, mac Bresail, tigherna Dail Araidhe an Tuaisceirt
(d. 834)
AM834.11Eochaidh, mac Con Congalta, tigherna Ua Tuirtre
(d. 849)
AM849.13Eochaidh, mac Cearnaigh, tighearna Fear Rois
(d. 884-887)
UU887.4REchuidh Lainne m. Comghain episcopus ["Bishop Echaid of Lann, Comgán's son"]
AM884.2REochaidh, mac Comhgain, epscop Lainde h-Eala
(d. 935)
BM935.8Eochaidh, mac Conuill, rí Uladh
(d. 935)
BM955.9Eochaidh, tighearna Locha Cál
(d. 984)
BM984.3REochaidh, mac Soerghasa, airchindeach Doimh Liacc Chianáin
(d. 1002-1004)
BM978.5h-Eochaidh mac Ardgair
CSCS980Eochaidh mac Ardgail ri Uladh
BM979.6h-Eochaidh, mac Ardghair, rí Uladh
UU989.6Eochaid m. Ardgair, ri Ulad
BM988.13Eochaidh, mac Ardgair, rí Uladh
CSCS1002Eochaidh mac ArdgailUladh
BM1001.14Eochaidh, mac Ardghair, rí Uladh
UU1004.5Eochaid m. Ardghair rí Ulad
TT1002.1Eochaid mac Ardgail, ri Ulad
CSCS1004Eochaidh mac ArtgailUladh
II1004.4Eochaid mc. Ardgail, rí Ulad
BM1003.12Eochaidh, mac Ardghair, rí Uladh
UU1004.5a da mc., .i. Cu Duilig & Domnall [This entry notes these as being the sons of "Eochaid m. Ardghair rí Ulad"]
CSCS1004da mac Eochadha .i. Cu Du{i}ligh et Domnall
BM1003.12da mac Eochadha .i. Cú Dúiligh, & Domhnall
(d. 1003-1004)
BM987.2REochaidh ua Flannagáin saoi seanchasa Ereann
UU1004.2REochaid H. Flannacan, airchinnech Lis Oeigedh & Cluana Fiacna
CSCS1004REochaidh h. Flanducain airchinnech liss aiged Aird Macha & sui sencusa Gaoidel
BM1003.4REochaidh ua Flannagáin, airchindeach Lis Aoidhedh Arda Macha, & Cluana Fiachna, & saoi senchusa Gaoidheal
(d. 1014)
LCLC1014.3Eochaidh mac Dunadhaigh
CSCS1014Eochu mac Dúnadhaigh
(d. 1030)
UU1030.2REochaid H. Ceithnen comarba Tigernaigh, ard-sui Erenn
LCLC1030.5REochaidh .H. Cethenén, comarba Tigernaigh, árd-shoí Erenn
BM1030.3REochaidh ua Cethenen comharba Tighernaigh, ard-shaoi Ereann
(d. 1030)
UU1030.9Eochaid m. Ind Abad
(d. 1050)
UU1050.5Eochaid H. h-Oissein
LCLC1050.4Eochaidh .H. h-Ossene
BM1050.14Eochaidh Ua h-Oisseine
(d. ?)
UU1056.10Eochaid H. Flaithen
LCLC1056.4Eochaid .H. Flaithemh
BM1056.12Eochaidh Ua Flaithein
(d. 1059)
UU1059.7REochaidh H. Cinaedha airchinnech Atha Truim
BM1059.5REochaidh Ua Cionaedha, airchinneach Atha Truim
(d. 1063)
UU1063.7REochaidh H. Dallan airchinnech Coinneire
BM1063.2REochaidh Ua Dalláin, airchinneach Condere
(d. 1062)
UU1062.6Eochaidh H. Laithein ri Sil Duibtire
(d. 1062-1063)
UU1062.6Eochaidh m. Neil m. Eochadha ridomna Coicidh Erenn
TT1062.2Eochaid mac Neill meic Eochadha rí Ulad
BM1063.15Eochaidh ua h-Eochadha, rí Uladh
UU1063.6Niall m. Eochadha airdri Uladh
(d. 1064)
UU1064.2REochaidh H. Doireid airchinnech Domhnaigh Moir MuighiItha
LCLC1064.1REochaid .H. Doréidh, airchinnech Domhnaigh mhóir Moighe h-Itha
BM1064.2REochaidh Ua Doreidh, airchinneach Domhnaigh Móir Maighe Ithe
(d. 1080)
UU1080.5Eochaidh H. Merlighri Fernmuighi
BM1080.4Eochaidh Ua Merlígh, tigherna Fernmhuíghe
(d. 1080)
BM1080.9Eochaidh Ua Loingsigh, tigherna Uaithne Thíre
(d. 1095)
BM1095.3REochaidh Ua Coisi, secnab Achadh Bó
(d. 1098)
UU1098.5REochaidh comarba Ciannain
BM1098.4REochaidh, comharba Cianáin
(d. 1108)
BM1108.3REochaidh, mac An Fir Leighind h-Ui Fothadáin, uasal-shagart, senoir, & anmchara Disirt Chaoimhghin
(d. 1108)
UU1108.6Goll n-Garbhraidhe .i. Eochaidh m. Duinn Sleibhe H. Eochadha .i. for righ n-Uladh
LCLC1108.4for Goll n-Garbhraighe, .i. for rí Ulad, .i. Eochaid mac Duinnshleibhe h-I Eochada
BM1108.10Gholl n-Garbhraighe rí Uladh .i. Eochaidh, mac Duinn Sléibhe Ui Eochadha
(d. 1127)
UU1113.7la h-Eochaidh H. Mathgamhna
LCLC1113.7h-Eochaid .H. Mathghamhna
BM1113.9la h-Eochaidh h-Ua Mathghamhna
UU1114.3Eochaidh H. Mathgamna
LCLC1114.3Eochaid .H. Mathghamna
BM1114.10Eochaidh Ua Mathghamhna
UU1127.3Eochaidh H. Mathgamna
LCLC1127.3Eochaid .H. Mathghamna
(d. 1133)
BM1133.13Eochaidh Ua Nualláin, tigherna Fothart
(d. 1140)
CSCS1111REochaidh h. Ceallaigh
TT1140.1REochaidh h-Úa Cellaig, aird-espoc fer Midhi
BM1140.1REochaidh Ua Ceallaigh, aird-chenn Fer Midhe, suí--espucc na h-Ereann uile
(d. 1156)
BM1156.4Eochaidh Ua Cuinn
(blinded 1165-1166, d. ?)
UU1165.5Eochaidh Mac Duinn Sleibhe
UU1165.10Eochaidh Mac Duinn Sleibhe
TT1165.4Eochaidh mac Duind Sleibe Ua Eochadha
BM1165.5Eochaidh Mac Duinn Sléibhe
UU1166.8Eochaidh Mac Duinn Sleibhe
TT1166.3h-Úa n-Eochadha .i. Eochaid mac Duinn Slebe rí Ulad
II1166.5Eochuid mc. Duind Slebi Ú Eochada, ri Ulad
BM1166.10Eochaidh mac Duinn Slebhe Ui Eochadha, ri Uladh
(d. 1192-1193)
UU1193.1Eochaidh O Baighill
LCLC1192.7Eochaid .H. Boeighill
CM1193.1Eochaidh Ua Baoighill
(d. 1273)
LCLC1273.2Eochaid Mhág Mhathghamna, rí Oirghiall
Co1273.3Eochaid Mac Mathgamna ri Oirgiall
(d. 1300)
LCLC1300.7Eochaid mac Domnaill h-I Airt, taisech chlainni Cellaigh
Co1300.8Eochaid mac Domnaill h. Airt taisech Clainni Cellaig
(d. 1362)
U2U1362.10Eochaidh mac Toirrdelbaigh Meg Mathgamna
(d. ?)
Co1414.17Eochaid Mag Mathgamna adbar rig Orgiall
DM1414.11Eochaidh Mhág Mathghamhna tanaisi Oirghiall
(d. ?)
EM1524.21Eochaidh mac Aodha Óicc

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