Index of Names in Irish Annals: Solamh

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

© 2000-2007 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 03 March 2007

Masculine Given Names: Solamh


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: 1
Found in Years: 1356, 1447, 1507, 1523, 1542

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Solamh 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. 1356)
U2U1353.13Solamh h-Ua Mellan, maer Cluig in Udhachta
Co1356.16Solam h. Mellan maer Chluicc ind Idachta
LC2LC1356.15Solamh .H. Mellain, maer Chluicc ind Idachta
CM1356.3Solamh Ó Meallán maor Cluig an Edhachta
(d. ?)
DM1447.11Giolla na Naomh mac Airechtaigh mic Solaimh Mec Aedhagain
(d. ?)
EM1507.18Mac Conmidhe (Solamh mac Seain mic Solaimh) ollamh Uí Neill
Co1523.10Mac Con Midhe .i. Maoilsechlainn mac Seain meic hSolaim
LC2LC1523.10Mac Conmidhe, .i. Maoilechlainn mac Seain mic Solaim, ollam h-I Neill
EM1523.10Mac Conmidhe Maoileachlainn
(d. 1507)
U3U1507.9Mac Con Mhidhi, .i. Solamh
Co1507.2Mac Con Midhe .i. Solamh
LC2LC1507.1Mac Conmidhe .i. Solamh
EM1507.18Mac Conmidhe (Solamh mac Seain mic Solaimh) ollamh Uí Neill
Co1542.6Mac Con Midhe .i. Brian Dorcho mac Solaim
LC2LC1542.6Mac Conmidhe .i. Brian Dorchu mac Solaim
EM1542.6Mac Con Midhe Brian Dorcha mac Solaimh saoí lé dán

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