Index of Names in Irish Annals: Gilla Cáemgein

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

© 2000-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.2, updated 30 September 2008

Masculine Given Names: Gilla Cáemgein


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: 8
Found in Years: 981, 983, 998, 1018, 1019, 1027, 1030, 1034, 1035, 1037, 1056, 1059, 1075, 1130, 1134, 1135, 1159, 1164

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Gilla Cáemgein, 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)
(blinded 981-983, d. ?)
TT983.4Gilla Caemgen mac Cinaetha
BM981.11Giolla Caoimhghin
BM998.14Giolla Caoimhghin mac Cionaedha
UU1035.2 a ben, ingen m. Gilla Choemhgin m. Cinaedha [Note: the entry indicates that she's the wife of Cathal m. Amhalgadha, ri Iarthair Laigen]
TT1030.17a ben .i. ingen maic Gilla Caemgen [Note: the entry indicates that she's the wife of Cathal mac Amalghaidh rí h-Ua Cellaig Cualand]
BM1034.12Cathal, mac Amhalghadha, tigherna Ua Ceallaigh Cualann, & a bhen .i. inghen mic Giolla Coimhghin
(d. 1018-1019)
UU1019.5Gilla Coeimgin m. [gap: extent: 1 word], ridomna Laigen
TT1019.4Gilla Caemghen mac Dunlaing, rígdamna Laigen
BM1018.15Giolla Caoimhghin, mac Dunlaing, mic Tuathail, righdamhna Laighen
(d. ?)
BM1027.8Ghioll Ausaille mac Giolla Caoimhghin, tighearna Ua m-Briúin Chualann
(d. 1037)
TT1037.7Gilla Caemgen mac Amalgaidh, rí h-Úa Cellaigh
BM1037.14Gilla Caeimhgin, mac Amhalghadha, tigherna Ua Ceallaigh
(d. 1059)
BM1056.16Giolla Chaoimhghin mac Giolla Chomhghaill
UU1059.5Gilla Coemgin m. Gilla Comghaill ridomna Laigen
TT1059.8Gilla Caemgin
BM1059.15Giolla Caoimhghin, mac Giolla Comhghaill, rioghdhamhna Laighen
(d. 1075)
BM1075.9Dá mac Augairi I Lorcáin .i. Donnchadh & Giolla Chaoimhghin
(d. 1130)
BM1130.6Ghiolla Chomhgáin
BM1130.6Giolla Comhgáin
BM1130.6an Giolla Comhgáin-soin
(d. 1159)
TT1134.5Gilla Caemgen h-Úa Cendétigh
TT1135.10mac Gilla Caemgen h-Úi Cendédigh
CSCS1135mac Gille Caoimgin h. Cinnedigh
BM1135.19mac Giolla Caoimhghin I Cenneittigh
TT1159.3Gilla Caemgen h-Úa Cendedigh
BM1159.3Giolla Caoimhghin Ua Ceinneittigh, tigherna Urmumhan
BM1164.13Amhlaoibh, mac Giolla Chaoimhghin Ui Cindéittigh, tigherna Urmhumhan

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