Index of Names in Irish Annals: Magnus / Maghnus

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

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.2, updated 09 September 2006

Masculine Given Names: Magnus / Maghnus


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: 732, 1102, 1103, 1126, 1128, 1165, 1169, 1170, 1171, 1175, 1181, 1189, 1201, 1211, 1242, 1254, 1260, 1268, 1278, 1303, 1307, 1310, 1321, 1340, 1356, 1360, 1403, 1414, 1444, 1449, 1452, 1459, 1461, 1468, 1495, 1506

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Magnus / Maghnus, 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. 732)
UU732.6Magnus philosophus Hiberniae, nepos Mithrebtha ["Magnus, grandson of Míthrebtha, philosopher of Ireland"]
(d. 1103)
UU1102.7NMaghnus ri Lochlainni
UU1103.6NMaghnus ri Lochlainni
(d. 1126-1128)
TT1128.2NMaghnus mac Maic Lochlaind, rí Ceneoil Eogain & an Tuaisceirt
MCB1MCB1126.8Magnus mhac Ardgair Mic Lochlainn
BM1128.20Maghnus mac mic Lochlainn, tigherna Chenéil n-Eoghain & an Tuaisceirt
(d. 1165)
UU1165.11Maghnus h-Ua Canannan, ri Ceineoil Conaill
BM1165.1Maghnas Ua Canannáin, tigherna Cenel Conaill
(d. 1171)
BM1169.10Maghnus Ua Eochadha, rí Uladh
UU1170.6Maghnus Mac Duinn Sleibhe
BM1170.Maghnus Ua h-Eochadha, rí Uladh
UU1171.5Magnus Mac Duinn Sleibhe
TT1171.7Maghnus Ua h-Eochada, rí Ulad
BM1171.11Maghnus mac Duinn Sleibhe Uí Eochadha
(d. 1175)
UU1175.8Maghnus h-Ua Mael Sheachnaill
(d. 1181)
UU1181.10da mac Toirrdelbaigh h-Ui Concobair, .i., Brian Luighnech & Magnus ["two sons of Toirrdelbach Ua Concobair, namely, Briain of Luighni and Magnus"]
(d. ?)
II1189.4Magnus Ua h-Innacta
(d. 1201)
CM1201.5Maghnus mac Diarmada Uí Lachlainn
(d. 1211)
II1211.5Magnus Úa Caím
(d. 1242)
MCB2MCB1242.7Magnus O Muireadhaigh
(d. 1254)
CM1254.9Maghnus Ua Gadhra
(d. 1260)
CM1260.7Maghnus mac Aodha Mecc Oireachtaigh
(d. 1268)
CM1268.6Maghnus Mag Oirechtaigh taoiseach Cloinne Tomaltaigh
(d. 1278)
U2U1278.2Magnus Mac Cuinn
(d. 1303)
Co1303.9Magnus Mag Samradan dux Tellaig Echach
(d. 1307)
Co1307.15Magnus Mag Orechtaig
(d. 1310)
U2U1310.3Maghnus mac Domnaill h-Ui Eaghra
(d. ?)
LCLC1321.5Magnus Ua h-Anluain, ri Orther
(d. 1340)
LCLC1340.7Magnus mac Cathail mic Domhnaill .H. Chonchobhair
(d. ?)
U2U1356.6Magnus Meblach h-Ua Domnaill ["Maghnus Ua Domnaill the Guileful<">]
(d. 1360)
U2U1360.2Magnus Eoganach h-Ua Domnaill
(d. 1403)
MCB3MCB1403.3Magnus h. Neachtain
(d. 1414)
Co1414.18Magnus mac Domnaill, tech aiged Tiri Fiachrach Muaide
(d. 1444)
DM1444.12Magnus Mhág Mhathgamhna adhbhar tighearna Oirghiall
(d. 1449)
DM1449.5Maghnus Buidhe mac Cairpre meic Duinn Mheg Uidhir
(d. 1452)
DM1452.23Ua Duibhgennan Baile Cailleadh Foghair, .i. Magnus mac Maoileachlainn Ruaidh
(d. 1459)
DM1459.12Ua Cúirnin, Maghnus, ollamh Uí Ruairc lé Seancus ["O'Cuirnin, Manus, Chief Historian to O'Rourke"]
(d. 1461)
DM1461.4Magnus mac Briain mic Domhnaill mic Muircertaigh tighearna Cairbre
(d. 1468)
DM1468.6Ua Cathain .i. Magnus
(d. 1495)
DM1495.4Maghnus mac Eoghain Ruaidh Mec Maghnusa tighearna Tíre Tuathail Maoilgairbh
(d. 1506)
EM1506.4Maghnas mac Gofradha Ruaidh Még Uidhir

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