Type Surname (from given name)
Pronounced Pron. /ˈhi.li/
Other Forms FormsO'Healy
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Contributor Contrib.TanorFaux on 4/7/2017
Last Editor EditorMike C on 2/12/2020
Southern Irish: reduced form of O’Healy, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÉilidhe ‘descendant of the claimant’, from éilidhe ‘claimant’, or of Gaelic Ó hÉalaighthe ‘descendant of Éaladhach’, a personal name probably from ealadhach ‘ingenious’.