Index of Names in Irish Annals: Óengus, Áengus / Aonghus

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

© 2000-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.9, updated 01 April 2008

Masculine Given Names: Óengus, Áengus / Aonghus


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: 12
Found in Years: 593, 729, 736, 746, 774, 779, 823, 879, 967, 1085, 1268, 1264, 1461, 1468

Research Notes:

Per email (24 Jun 2004) from Effric Neyn Ken3ocht Mcherrald:

OCM typoed in their entry s.n. Oengus -- the ":" should go after Aengus, not before it.

In a later email (07 Jul 2004), she explains:

[...] {A'}e is an Early and Middle vowel combination that turned into Ao in Early Modern.


Further information about the name Óengus, Áengus / Aonghus, 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. 593)
UU593.1Aengusa m. Amalngado
(d. ?)
UU729.3POengus & Drust regem Pictorum
UU736.1POengus m. Fergusso, rex Pictorum
(d. 746)
UU746.9ROengusa filii Tipraiti, abbatis Cluana Fota
(d. 774-779)
UU779.2Oenghus m. Aleni rex Mughdorne
AM774.10Aengas, mac Aileni, tigherna Mughdhorn
(d. 823)
AM823.12Aengus mac Maoile Dúin, tigherna Locha Gabhar
(d. 879)
UU879.5Oengus m. Cinaedha, dux Fern-Arda Ciannachta
(d. 967)
BM967.7RAonghas ua Robhartaigh, ancoire Dhoire Chalgaigh
(d. 1085)
BM1085.13Aenghas Ua Caindealbháin, tigherna Laoghaire
(d. 1264)
CM1264.1RAongus Ua Clumain espuc Luigne
(d. 1268)
CM1268.6Aongus Ua Dalaigh Saoi fhir dána & tighe aoidheadh
(d. 1461)
DM1461.8Aongas Mag Craith
[Áengus mac Alaxandair Mhic Dhomhnaill] (d. 1468)
Co1468.34SOengus mac Alaxandair Meic Domnaill
DM1468.26SAengus mac Alaxandair Mec Domhnaill

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