Index of Names in Irish Annals: Maine

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

© 2000-2009 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.2, updated 01 June 2009

Masculine Given Names: Maine


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: 13
Found in Years: 440, 531, 538, 540, 682, 684, 712, 858, 1012, 1013, 1446, 1455, 1464, 1472, 1489, 1498, 1514

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Maine, 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. 440)
UU440.2Maine filium Neill
CSCS440Maine mac Nell
II440.1Mane meic Néil [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
AM440.2Maine, mac Néll Naoighiallaigh
(d. 531-540)
UU538.2Mane mc. Cerbaill
TT538.2Maine mac Cerbuill
CSCS538Maine mac Cerbaill
II540.1Mane macc Cerbaill
AM531.2Maine, mac Cerbhaill
(d. 682-684)
UU684.2RMaini abbatis Noindromo [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
TT684.2RMaíne ab Naendroma [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
CSCS684RMaine ab n-Aendroma [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
II684.1RMoraind, epscoip Noendromma [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
AM682.2RMaine, abb Naondroma
(d. 712)
UU712.6Mane m. Neill
TT712.2Maine mac Néill, maic Cernaig Sotail
CSCS712Maine filius Néll meic Cernaigh
(d. 858)
II858.2RMane m. h-Uargussa, abb Imblecha [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
(d. ?)
BM1012.2Mac Maine, mic Cosccraigh, comharba Cille Da Lua
(d. ?)
II1013.6Cathail m. Maine, comarba Flannáin [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
(d. ?)
DM1446.4Cú Choiccriche mac Maine mic Neill Shionnaigh tigherna fer t-Teathbha
(d. 1455)
U3U1455.4Maine, mac Mailechlainn Mic Caba
DM1455.15Maine mac Maoilechlainn Még Caba ["Maine, the son of Melaghlin Mac Cabe"]
U3U1489.7Dá mac Maine Buidhe Mic Caba [unrelated] .i. Failghi & Toirrdelbach ["Two sons of Maine Mac Caba the Tawny, namely, Failghi and Toirdelbach"]
(d. ?)
Co1464.32Uilliam mac Maine meic Cuinn meic Tigerna slechta Conchobair Meic Branan
DM1464.29Uilliam mac Maine mic Aedha tighearna Sleachta Concobhair Mec Branain
(d. 1472)
Co1472.16Mane Sinnach [unrelated], tigerna Muintiri Tadgan
DM1472.15Maine Sionnach tighearna Muintire Tadhgain
Co1472.16Tadg mac Maine
DM1472.15Tadhcc mac Maine
(d. 1498)
U3U1498.4Maine, mac Maeilechlainn, mic Matha Mic Maghnusa
DM1498.15Maine mac Maoilechlainn mic Matha Mec Maghnusa
(d. ?)
U3U1514.15Mág Caba, .i. Maine, mac Mathgamhna

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