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« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2020, 02:43:26 PM »

That's neat!  I know a guy named Rory.  I suppose the second syllable of Ruairi comes from , the Irish word for king.  Since I'm learning Spanish, I noticed it's pretty close to the Spanish word for king, rey.
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« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2020, 02:14:06 PM »

Today's name is Ewan, meaning "young warrior."

It's pronounced like "YEW-an."

That's in contrast to Eoghan, pronounced like "Owen."
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« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2020, 11:08:48 PM »

Today's name is Máirín (pronounced Maw-reen).

It means "star of the sea!"

The English version is "Maureen."

Curious if Mairead/Máiréad/Mairéad also had a sea-related meaning, I looked it up. The English version is Margaret, which means "pearl." Both rare and beautiful, a name that means pearl seems fitting for two of our favorite performers.
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« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2020, 09:15:37 PM »

Cadhla (KY-lah) means beautiful, comely, and graceful.

It's one of my favorite Irish names. It seems to roll off the tongue (once you know how to pronounce it) and it has a pleasant sound.
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« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2020, 02:02:14 PM »

Sile (SHEE-la) means 'pure and musical' or 'heavenly.' It's a derivative of Cecilia.
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« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2020, 03:37:24 PM »

Fergal means brave, courageous and valorous. In contrast to most Irish names/words, this one is pronounced pretty much as it looks.
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« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2021, 11:41:02 PM »

The first name for today is Emer (pronounced "EE-mer").

It means "swift." She possessed the six gifts of womanhood: beauty, a gentle voice, sweet words, wisdom, needlework and chastity. Eimear was the wife of warrior Cuchulainn.

Cuchulainn, pronounced "koo-KUL-in" and sometimes spelled Cú Chulaind or Cúchulainn, means “hound of Culann." It was actually a title, rather than a name. The legend's true name was Sétanta, meaning “Son of Sualtam.”

Some might recognize the name Cuchulainn from the gorgeous lament Caoineadh Cú Chulainn from Riverdance. It was an absolute pleasure to hear Tara Howley perform it live in the show twice and I'm glad it was captured on DVD (just before the pandemic). If you haven't heard it yet, this is a must-listen:

https://youtu.be/ksf9xqz-neQ
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