Surname O'HARA

SOURCE: Given Name
USAGE: Irish

Meaning & History

From the Irish Ó hEaghra, which means "descendant of Eaghra", Eaghra being a given name of uncertain origin. Supposedly, the founder of the clan was Eaghra, a 10th-century lord of Luighne. A famous fictional bearer of this surname is Scarlett O'Hara, a character in Margaret Mitchell's 'Gone With The Wind' (1936).

Related Names

VARIANT: Ó hEaghra
Entry updated July 27, 2015