Index of Names in Irish Annals: Niall

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

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.4, updated 09 September 2006

Masculine Given Names: Niall


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: 23
Found in Years: 971, 978, 1057, 1201, 1261, 1303, 1314, 1336, 1461, 1467, 1484, 1493, 1497, 1497, 1498, 1501, 1508, 1516, 1531, 1545, 1596, 1603, 1611

Research Notes:


Further information about the byname Niall, 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. 971)
UU971.3Niall m. Aedha, ri Uladh
(d. 978)
UU978.4Niall H. Canannan
(d. 1057)
UU1057.1Niall H. h-Eicnechan ri Ceniuil Endai
(d. 1201)
CM1201.4Niall Ua Floinn
(d. 1261)
CM1261.14Niall Ua Gairmleadhaigh toiseach Cenél Moáin
(d. 1303)
Co1303.10Niall Mac Gilla Finnein
(d. 1314)
Co1314.2Niall h. Domnaill
(d. 1336)
Co1336.13Niall mac Conchobair meic Taidc
(d. 1461)
DM1461.8Niall mac Feargail Ui Uiccinn
(d. 1461)
DM1461.8Niall Occ Ó; h-Uiccinn
(d. 1467)
DM1467.2RNiall mac Mathgamna Meg Craith oificel Locha h-Erne, & pearsún Insi Caoín
(d. 1484)
DM1484.3Niall mac an Comharba Mhég Mathghamhna
(d. 1493)
DM1493.10Niall mac Seain Buidhe Uí Neill
(d. 1497)
DM1497.14Niall mac Uí Neill, .i. Enrí mic Eoccain
(d. 1498)
DM1498.5Niall (.i. Niall Garbh) mac Aodha Ruaidh mic Neill Gairbh Uí Dhomhnaill
(d. 1501)
EM1501.2Niall mac Airt mic Eoccain Uí Néill
(d. 1508)
EM1508.11Niall mac Alaxandair Mic Cabba
(d. 1516)
EM1516.2An t-oircinneach Ó Muirgheasa .i. Niall
(d. 1531)
EM1531.4Mac I Dochartaigh .i. Niall mac Conchobhair Charraigh
(d. 1545)
EM1545.1Niall Conallach mac Airt, mic Cuinn I Neill
(d. 1596)
FM1596.6Mag Eochaccáin .i. Niall mac Rossa mic Connla
(d. 1603)
FM1603.9Niall Garbh mac Rudhraighe, mic Eiccnecháin, mic Eiccnecháin, mic Neachtain mic Toirrdhealbhaigh an Fhíona Uí Dhomhnaill
(d. 1611)
FM1611.4RNiall Ó Buidhill epscop Rathaboth

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