Index of Names in Irish Annals: Lachtnae and Lachtnán, Lachtnéne

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

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 23 September 2006

Masculine Given Names: Lachtnae and Lachtnán, Lachtnéne

NOTE: This page covers 2 given names that are listed in reference to the same individuals. The name Lachtnán, Lachtnéne is a diminutive of the name Lachtnae.


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 these names (based on spelling systems of different periods) would be:

For the first name:

For the second name (which is a diminutive of the name Lachtnae listed above):

Frequency & Dates:

Number of men found in the annals with this name: 12
Found in Years: 622, 627, 816, 853, 868, 873, 875, 878, 889, 894, 900, 905, 913?, 917, 919, 925, 927, 951, 953, 956, 958, 978, 980, 1022

Research Notes:

NOTE: OCM (p. 119 s.n. Lachtíne) list this name (rather than Lachtnae or Lachtnán) as the name of the saint / abbot who is listed in the annals as dying 622-627. However, the annals clearly show his name as being Lachtnene, Lachtnae, Lachtnain, all forms spelled Lachtn- rather than Lacht- followed by a vowel.


Further information about the names Lachtnae and Lachtnán, Lachtnéne 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. 622-627)
TT627.2RLachtnene mac Toirbene, abb Achaid Úir
AM622.3RS. Lachtnain mac Torbén, abb Achaidh Uir
(d. ?)
AM816.4Mac Lachtna, tigerna Ciarraighe Luachra
II853.2Congal mc. meicc Lachtnai
II878.1Congail meicc Lachtnai, rig Ciarraige Luachra
(d. ?)
AM868.16Gorman, mac Lachtnain
(d. 873-875)
BU875.1RLachtnan m. Mochtigern episcopus Cille Daro & princeps Fernann
AM873.3RLachtnán, mac Muichtighern, epscop Cille Dara, & abb Fearna
(d. 889-894)
UU894.2Lachtnan m. Mael Chiarain, rex Tethbai
CSCS894Lachtnan mac Maeil CiaráinTeabtha
AM889.14Lachtnán, mac Maoil Ciaráin, tighearna Tethbha
CSCS919Dubhgilla mac Lachtnain ri Teabtha
BM917.6Dubhghiolla, mac Lachtnáin, tighearna Tethbha
UU927.6Fuacarta m. Lachtnain, rex Tethba
CSCS927Fogurtach mac Lachtnain ri Teabtha
BM925.7Foghartach, mac Lachtnáin, tighearna Teathbha
(d. 900-905)
UU905.3RLachtnan, abbas Ferna
AM900.6RLachtnan, abb Fearna
(d. ?)
FAFA 454 [year 913?]Lachtnán mc. Cearnaigh, rí Duin Nar Laoighsi
(d. ?)
BM951.4Maol Cothaigh, mac Lachtnáin, comharba Comhghaill & Mo Cholmócc
(d. 953)
II953.4Lachtnai meicc Cennetich m. Lorcain
(d. ?)
UU958.6Finachta m. Lachtna, airchinnech Ferna
BM956.4Fiannachta, mac Lachtnáin, airchinneach Ferna
(d. 978-980)
TT980.3Lachtna rí Mugdorn Maigen
CSCS980LachtnanMugdom Maigen
BM978.3Lachtnán, tigherna Mughdhorn Maighen
(d. 1022)
UU1022.2RLachtnan comarba Innsi Cain Dega
LCLC1022.2RLachtnán comarba Innsi Cain Dega
BM1022.4RLachtnán Insi Caoin, comharba Deagha

Medieval Scotland | Medieval Names Archive | Index of Names in Irish Annals
Feminine Given Names | Feminine Descriptive Bynames | Masculine Given Names | Masculine Descriptive Bynames