Irish Submitted Surnames

Irish names are used on the island of Ireland as well as elsewhere in the Western World as a result of the Irish diaspora. See also about Irish names.
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LAHIFFEIrish (Rare)
From Irish Ó Laochdha meaning "descendant of the hero" or "descendant of the heroic", ultimately from laoch "warrior, hero".
LANEYEnglish, Irish
Possibly from the given name Laney or the Irish surname McElhinney.
LAVELLEIrish
Anglicized form Gaelic Ó Maol Fábhail meaning "descendent of MAOLFÁBHAIL".
LAWLERIrish, Scottish
This Irish surname is of Gaelic language origin. The surname derives from the original Gaelic 'O'Leathlobhair' meaning 'descendant of leathlobhair'. Leathlobhair derives from 'Leath' meaning 'Half' and 'Lobhar' meaning 'leper'.... [more]
LEANNEEnglish, Irish
means "gracious plum" in english
LECKEYScottish, English, Irish
Originally Scottish, but also found in England, Northern Ireland and Ireland. Possibly derives from the barony of Leckie (meaning "place of flagstones", from Gaelic leac, "flagstone") in Stirlingshire.
LEHANEIrish
Lehane (Irish: Ó Liatháin) is an uncommon Irish surname, typically from County Cork. Ó Liatháin is more frequently anglicized as Lane or Lyons. The surname is also found in County Donegal where it was also anglicized from the Ulster branch of O'Liathain into Lehane, Lane, Lyons,and Lawn.
LEHIGHGerman, Irish
Derived from a Native American word "Lechauwekink", meaning "where there are forks in the stream". Variant of Lechau .
LEYDONIrish (Anglicized, Modern)
His name was commemorated in numerous place-names, such as Lugdunum (Celtic *Lugudūnon, "fort of Lugus"; modern Lyon, France), capital of the Roman province of Gallia Lugdunensis. Other such place-names include Lugdunum Clavatum (modern Laon, France) and Luguvalium21 (modern Carlisle, England)... [more]
LILLISIrish, English
Metronymic from Lilly.
LINNScottish, Scots, English, Irish, German, Jewish, Finnish (Anglicized), Estonian
As a Scottish and Northern English surname, it is a variant of Lyne. Its usage as an English name is primarily by Scots living in Northern England.... [more]
LINNANEIrish, English
Anglicized form of O'Lennon.
LIVINGSTONEScottish, Irish, Jewish
Scottish: Habitational name from a place in Lothian, originally named in Middle English as Levingston, from an owner called Levin (Lewin), who appears in charters of David I in the early 12th century.... [more]
LOFLINIrish
Possibly a variant spelling of Irish Laughlin. This is a common name in NC.
LOMASNEYIrish
From Gaelic Ó Lomasna meaning "descendant of Lomasna", a byname from lom "bare" and asna "rib".
LONIEIrish
A variant of Looney meaning "warrior."
LOONEYIrish
From the Irish name O'Luanaigh, "descendant of Luanach," a personal name meaning warrior.
LOUGHREYIrish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luachra "descendant of Luachra", a personal name derived from luachair "light". The name is often translated, Rush from a Gaelic homonym, luachair meaning "rush".
LOWERYEnglish, Irish
Irish variant of Lowry
LYNESSNorthern Irish, Irish, English
Variant of LINES or anglicized form of Mac Aleenan.
LYONSEnglish, Irish
Is a surname with a variety of origins, from England, Ireland, Scotland, or perhaps France. ... [more]
MABRYEnglish, Irish
Variant spelling of Mayberry.
MAC AN AIRCHINNIGHIrish
It literally means "son of the hereditary steward of church lands".
MAC AN FHILIDHIrish
Meaning, "son of the poet."
MACAULEYIrish
1. A form of Mac Amhalghaidh, from the Gaelic prefix "mac" meaning son of, plus "Amhalghaidh" a form of the Old Irish personal name Auley.... [more]
MAC CANANNIrish
Means "son of CANÁN". Canán is a given name derived from the word cano "wolf cub".
MAC CATHMHAOILIrish
It literally means Cathmhaol’s son".
MAC COINGHEALLAIGHIrish
Meaning, ‘son (or descendant) of Coingheallach’, a personal name meaning ‘faithful to pledges’.
MAC CONGHAILEIrish
Meaning, "son of Conghal."
MAC CON MHAOILIrish
Means "Son of the short haired warrior''.
MAC EACHÁINIrish
It literally means "Eachán’s son".
MACFHEARGHUISIrish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
Gaelic for "Son of Fhearghuis" (also spelled "Fearghas") and due to the complexities of pronunciation, has been spelled MacFergus,McKerras,MacKersey,MacErris,MacFirries and anglicised as Ferguson or Fergusson and shortened in Fergus, Ferrar,... [more]
MAC FHLANNCHAIDHIrish
Patronymic from the personal name FLANNCHADH, which is derived from flann "red".
MAC GIOLLA CHUDAIrish
Meaning ‘son of the servant of (Saint) Chuda’, a personal name of unexplained origin. This was the name of a 7th-century abbot-bishop of Rathin in County Westmeath.... [more]
MAC GIOLLA IASACHTAIrish
Means "son of the strange youth", from Irish Gaelic iasachta "loan" "foreign", hence denoting to a boy who transferred to another family for fosterage, a common custom in ancient Ireland.
MACGRATHIrish
First found in County Clare, on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.... [more]
MACKScottish, Irish, German, Dutch, French
Scottish (Berwickshire) and Irish: from the Old Norse personal name Makkr, a form of Magnus (Old Irish Maccus). Shortened form of any of the many Scottish and Irish names beginning M(a)c-.... [more]
MACKEYIrish, Scottish, Scottish Gaelic, Finnish (Anglicized)
As an Irish name with stress on the first syllable, it is an anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Macdha ‘descendant of Macdha.’... [more]
MACKINAWIrish
First found in County Monaghan located in the Northern part of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Ulster, at Truagh where they were known as the Lords of Truagh.... [more]
MACLYSAGHTIrish
Anglicized from MAC GIOLLA IASACHTA. Edward MacLysaght was one of the foremost genealogists of twentieth century Ireland.
MAC MAICÍNIrish
Means "son of MAICÍN".
MAC MAOLÁINIrish
Proper, non-Anglicized form of McMillan.
MAC PHÁIDÍNIrish
Patronymic of (a Gaelic diminutive of) Patrick.
MAC PHÓILIrish
Meaning, "son of Póil (Paul)."
MAC SEÁINIrish
Irish form of Johnson.
MAC SUIBHNEIrish, Scottish
Meaning, "son of Suibhne" (a byname meaning "pleasant").
MAGHERYIrish
Name for a resident of the village of town of Maghery in Northern Ireland.
MAGNERIrish
Irish: from a pet form of the Scandinavian name Magnus, in Ireland borne by both Vikings and Normans.
MAHERIrish (Rare)
The originally spelling was "O'Meachair" which means the 'kindly' or the 'generous'. The Maher family resided in the O'Carrol... [more]
MAHONIrish
A shortened form of Mahoney.
MALOANIrish (Anglicized, Rare)
A rare variant of Malone, the anglicized version of Ó Maoil Eoin.
MALONEYIrish
Anglicized form of the Old Irish "Ó Maoldhamhnaigh," which means "descendant of a church servant."
MANGANIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mongáin ‘descendant of Mongán’, originally a byname for someone with a luxuriant head of hair (from mong ‘hair’, ‘mane’), borne by families from Connacht, County Limerick, and Tyrone... [more]
MANNINGEnglish, Irish (Anglicized)
English patronymic from Mann. ... [more]
MANNIONIrish (Anglicized, Rare)
Anglicized form of Ó Mainnín. Mainnín is derived from Irish manach "monk".
MANTONIrish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Manntáin "descendant of Manntán", a personal name derived from a diminutive of manntach "toothless". Famous bearers include Thomas J. Manton, an American congressman, and Joseph Manton, a British gunsmith (b.1766, d.1835).
MAUGHANIrish, English
Anglicized from the original Irish Gaelic form Ò Mocháin meaning 'descendant of Mochain'. This name was one of the earliest known Irish surnames brought to England and remains a fairly common surname in the North East of the country.
MAYBERRYEnglish, Irish
Of uncertain origin, probably an altered form of Mowbray. Possibly it is derived from an English place name.
MAYNEScottish, English, Irish, French
Scottish and English variant spelling of Main.
MAYNEIrish
Irish, of Norman English origin but in County Fermanagh used sometimes to represent McManus.
MAYOIrish
a county in Ireland
MCALINDENIrish
From Irish Gaelic Mac Giolla Fhiontáin "son of the servant of (St) Fiontán", a personal name derived from fionn "white".
MCASKIEIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ascaidh, a patronymic from a diminutive of an Old Norse name, possibly Ascall or ÁSKETILL.
MCATEERIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an tSaoir "son of the craftsman" (cf. MCINTYRE)
MCCAFFERTYIrish (Anglicized)
McCafferty is derived from the Gaelic Mac Eachmharcaigh, meaning "son of Eachmharcach".
MCCAFFERYIrish
The meaning of the surname MCCAFFERY is - the son of Godfrey (God's peace).
MCCAFFREYIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gothraidh "son of Gothradh", Gaelic form of the personal name GODFREY.
MCCALLIrish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cathmhaoil meaning "son of Cathmhaol", a personal name composed of the elements cath meaning "battle" + maol meaning "chief". Anglicized form of Mac Cathail meaning "son of Cathal".
MCCALVEYIrish
Variation of McKelvey. Meaning Son of rich possessions.
MCCANIrish
A variant of Mccann, which supposedly means "son of wolf club".
MCCANNIrish
McCann (Irish: Mac Cana, Nic Cana)... [more]
MCCARDScottish, Irish
Scottish or Irish: variant of McCart.
MCCARLIrish (Anglicized)
Probably an Americanized form of McCarroll.
MCCARLEYIrish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhearghaile "son of Fearghal", a personal name meaning "valiant man".
MCCARNEYIrish
From either the Gaelic O Cearnaigh, meaning "victorious", or O Catharnaigh, meaning "warlike".
MCCARROLLIrish (Anglicized)
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cearbhaill (see Carroll).
MCCARRONIrish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic MAC CEARÁIN meaning "son of CIARÁN".... [more]
MCCARTYIrish
Variant of MACCARTHY. A famous bearer was the famous western outlaw William Henry McCarty, also known as Billy the Kid. His other aliases included William H. Bonney and Henry Antrim.
MCCAWELLIrish
Anglicanized version of Mac Cathmhaoil.
MCCLARTYScottish, Irish
The surname McClarty originated in the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. This name comes from the personal name Lawrence. And in Scottish Gaelic 'Mac Labhruinn' translates to 'son of Lawrence'. ... [more]
MCCLEANScottish, Irish
Scottish and Irish variant of McLean.
MCCLINTOCKScottish, Irish, Scottish Gaelic
Deriving from an Anglicization of a Gaelic name variously recorded as M'Ilandick, M'Illandag, M'Illandick, M'Lentick, McGellentak, Macilluntud, McClintoun, Mac Illiuntaig from the 14th century onward... [more]
MCCLUREScottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Uidhir (Scottish), Mac Giolla Uidhir (Irish), "son of the sallow lad".... [more]
MCCLUSKEIrish
Irish: Variant of McCluskey
MCCOLGANIrish, Scottish
Has several possible meanings. It might mean someone from the village of Kilcolgan, County Galway; a follower of St. Columba; or the son of someone named Colga. The McColgans once held a family seat in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
MCCONAHAYIrish
Northern Irish: variant of McConaghy... [more]
MCCOOKIrish
Pre 7th Century Anglo Saxon. From the word "coc," meaning to cook.
MCCOOLScottish (Anglicized), Northern Irish (Anglicized), Irish (Anglicized)
Scottish and northern Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhubhghaill (see McDowell). ... [more]
MCCORRYIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gothraidh "son of Gothradh", Gaelic form of the personal name GODFREY.
MCCOSKEYIrish
Anglicized form of Mac Coscraich "son of COSCRACH " (see COSGROVE).
MCCURDYScottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Mhuircheartaigh, a patronymic from the given name MUIRCHEARTACH.
MCCURDYScottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Mhuircheartaigh, a patronymic from Muircheartach, a personal name composed of the elements muir "sea" and ceartach "ruler", hence "skilled seaman"... [more]
MCCURTAINIrish
From Gaelic Mac Cruitín "son of Cruitín", a nickname for a hunchback.
MCDOWELLScottish (Anglicized), Irish (Anglicized)
Scottish and Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dubhghaill ‘son of Dubhghall’, a byname meaning ‘dark stranger’, used among the Gaels to distinguish the darker-haired Danes from fair-haired Norwegians... [more]
MCELHANEYIrish
Irish: variant of McElhinney
MCELHENNEYIrish
This interesting surname is of Irish origin, and is an Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic "MacGiolla Chainnigh". The Gaelic prefix "mac" means "son of", plus "giolla", devotee of, and the saint's name "Canice".
MCELWEEIrish, Scottish
Of Gaelic origin, found in Ireland and Scotland. Derives from Mac giolla Ruaidh, meaning "son of the servant of the red-haired youth", possibly a reference to a Dane or Norseman.
MCFADDENScottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phaid(e)in (Scottish) and Mac Pháidín (Irish) - both patronymics of Patrick (via Gaelic diminutives of the given name).
MCFALLScottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phàil (Scottish) and Mac Phóil (Irish), patronymics from forms of the personal name PAUL.
MCGARRIEScottish, Irish
Irish name meaning 'the son of the descendant of the fearless one'.
MCGARTHWAITEIrish
This is my last name, my fathers last name my grandfather my great grandfather
MCGEEHANIrish
Irish (Ulster) anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gaoithín ‘son of Gaoithín’, a personal name derived from the diminutive of gaoth ‘clever’, ‘wise’.
MCGILLICUDDYIrish
The surname McGillicuddy comes from the Irish Mac GiollaMochuda, meaning 'son of the devotee of St. Mochuda'. It's part of the O'Sullivan sect and comes from the West part of Ireland in county Kerry... [more]
MCGINLEYIrish
Anglicized form of Mag Fhionnghaill, a patronymic from the personal name Fionnghall
MCGINTYIrish
Anglicized form of Mac an tSaoi, meaning "son of the scholar".
MCGLYNNIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Fhloinn, patronymic from the personal name Flann "red, crimson".
MCGORRYIrish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gothraidh "son of Gothradh", Gaelic form of the personal name GODFREY.
MCGOUGHIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Eochadha, a patronymic from the personal name Eochaidh, variant Eachaidh, "horseman", a derivative of each "horse".
MCGRAITHIrish
Means "Son of Graith."
MCGRATHIrish (Anglicized)
Derives from the Irish surname Mac Craith. Famous bearers of the name include the Meic Craith from the Gaelic kingdom of Thomond in the present-day Republic of Ireland. They were historians and poets connected to the Ui Bhriain kings and earls of Thomond.
MCGRAWIrish, Scottish
Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic Mac Craith (the earlier form of Mac Raith) meaning "son of Craith", composed of the Gaelic elements mac "son of" and Rath, an old byname meaning "grace, prosperity".
MCHALEIrish, Welsh
From the Irish Mac Céile, a patronymic from the byname Céile, meaning "companion." This was the surname of a Mayo family, tenants of church lands. ... [more]
MCINNISScottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Aonghuis meaning "son of ANGUS".
MCKEITHENIrish
Variant of Irish McKeehan.
MCKIERNANIrish
Anglicized form of Mac Thighearnáin, a patronymic from a diminutive of the personal name Tighearna.
MCKNIGHTScottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Neachtain, a patronymic from the personal name NEACHTAN.
MCLERNONIrish
This is an Irish Gaelic surname recorded in the spellings of MacLerenon, McLernon, McLernan, and McLorinan. It is mostly associated with the province of Ulster in Ireland, although with some branches in Scotland... [more]
MCMANAMONIrish
Anglicized form of Mac Meanman, a patronymic surname, created from the given name Meanma
MCMONAGLEIrish (Anglicized), Scottish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Maonghail, a patronymic from the personal name Maonghal, composed of the elements maoin meaning "wealth" + gal meaning "valor".
MCMORROWIrish, Scottish
From the Gaelic Mac Murchadha, which means "son of MURCHADH".
MCMORROWIrish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Murchadha, a patronymic from the personal name Murchadh "sea warrior", from muir "sea" and cath "battle". In Leinster this name is usually Anglicized as McMurrough and in Ulster as Murphy.
MCMULLANIrish
The surname McMullan is of old Irish/ Gaelic Heritage, it is with meaning ‘Bald’ or ‘Tonsured One’. It was first founded in the province of Connacht, and comes from Mullan.... [more]
MCMURRAYIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Muireadhaigh, a patronymic form of Muireadhach (cf. MURDOCK).
MCNAIRIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Iain Uidhir "son of sallow John". This form is associated mainly with Ross-shire.
MCNAIRIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Oighre "son of the heir". This form is associated mainly with Perthshire.
MCNAIRIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Mhaoir "son of the steward or keeper".
MCNAMEEIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Conmidhe, a patronymic from the personal name Cú Mhidhe, meaning "hound of Meath". Meath is a county in Ierland. This family were hereditary poets in Ulster.
MCNEELYScottish, Northern Irish, Irish
Scottish (Galloway) and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Fhilidh ‘son of the poet’.... [more]
MCNEESEIrish
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Naois, a patronymic from a shortened form of the personal name Aonghus (see Angus).
MCNICHOLASIrish
The McNicholas family stretches back through time to the Viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of Scotland in the Medieval era. The name McNicholas was derived from from the personal name, Nicholas... [more]
MCPHERSONScottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Phearsain, "son of the parson."
MCQUADEScottish, Irish
Means "son of Quade" or "of Quade". Some sources trace Quade to Quatt, an alternative spelling of Wat, short for Walter.
MCQUAIDScottish, Irish
This surname is derived from Gaelic Mac Uaid meaning "son of Uaid," Uaid being the Gaelic form of Wat.
MCQUINNELLYIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coingheallaigh or Ó Coingheallaigh ‘son (or descendant) of Coingheallach.’
MCSIENEIrish
means "son of Siene" in Irish Gaelic.
MCSWIGGANIrish
Means "son of Swiggan".
MCTEERIrish, Scottish
This surname is a modern variant of the ancient mhac an t'Saoir which means "the son of the carpenter."... [more]
MEANSIrish
Sept of Menzies
MEATHIrish
Denotes a person from County Meath, Ireland (see MCNAMEE).
MEEIrish (Anglicized, Archaic)
Irish reduced form of McNamee or Meehan. Irish anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Miadhaigh ‘descendant of Miadhach’, a byname meaning ‘honorable’.
MEIGHANIrish
Variant of Meehan.
MELLODYIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maoiléidigh ‘descendant of Maoléidigh’, a byname composed of the elements maol ‘chief’ + éidigh ‘ugly’.
MICKGerman, Dutch, Irish
Short form of the given name MIKOLAJ or an occupational name from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch micke "(wheat or rye) bread". The name was reportedly taken from Germany to Ireland in the 18th century.
MIDNIGHTIrish
Middle of the night, darkness, dark blue
MILEYIrish (Anglicized)
Anglicised form of Ó MAOL AODHA, though Ó MÁILLE and Ó MAOLMHUAIDH can also be possibilities. See Molloy (and Mulloy) and Milley (and Mulley) for comparison. A known bearer of this surname is James "Bubber" Miley (1903-1932), an American jazz musician.
MOANIrish
Reduced form of Mohan.
MORANIrish
The surname Moran, originating in counties Mayo and Sligo of Connaught, is the shortened version of O'Moran, Anglicized form of the older O'Morain "grandson of the great one" with the Old Irish root mor 'great, big' (denoting stature and/or character).
MORRISSEYIrish
Morrissey is an Irish name meaning "choice of the sea".
MORROWIrish, Scottish
From the Gaelic Ó Murchadha, which means "descendent of MURCHADH".
MORROWIrish (Anglicized)
Shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Murchadha (see McMorrow).
MORTONIrish
From the parish of Morton, in Nithsdale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Mor, big, great, and dun, ton, a hill.
MOXLEYEnglish, Irish, Welsh, Scottish
From the name of a minor place in the West Midlands.
MULDOONIrish
From Irish Gaelic Ó Maoldúin "descendant of Maoldún", a personal name meaning literally "chief fortress".
MULFALLIrish
Anglicized form Gaelic Ó Maol Fábhail meaning "descendent of MAOLFÁBHAIL".
MULHOLLANDIrish
Anglicized from Gaelic Ó Maolchalann "descendant of MAOLCHALANN".
MULKERINIrish
The Irish surname Mulkerin is an anglicied rendering of the Gaelic surname O'Maoilchiarain which means ,literally, "descendant of a follower of Saint Ciaran", the Irish saint who founded the great monastery at Clonmacnois... [more]
MULLARKEYIrish
From Irish Gaelic Ó Maoilearca "descendent of the follower of (St) Earc", a personal name meaning literally either "speckled one" or "salmon".
MULLEEIrish
Possible variant of Malley or Molloy
MULLERYIrish (Rare)
From Irish Gaelic Ó Maolmhuire "descendant of Maolmhuire", a personal name meaning literally "servant of (the Virgin) Mary".
MULLINIrish
From O'maelin
MULVEYIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maoilmhiadhaigh "descendant of Maoilmhiadhach", a personal name meaning "honorable chief".
MULVIHILLIrish
Anglicized from Gaelic Ó Maoilmhichil, which derived from the sept or clan name Uí Mhaoilmhichil, denoting to Patrons or Devotees of Saint Michael the Archangel.
MURLANDIrish
Murland is an Irish surname, which according to MacLysaght's The Surnames of Ireland is MacMurghalain in Gaelic, ultimately deriving from words meaning "sea" and "valor".
MURREYEnglish, Scottish, Irish
English, Scottish, and Irish variant of Murray.
MURROWIrish, Scottish
Variant of MORROW. A famous bearer of the surname was Edward R. Murrow (1908-1965), US radio and television journalist.
MURTAGHIrish
Anglicized form of MUIRCHERTACH or MUIREDACH.
MURTHAIrish
Variant of MURTAGH.
NAUGHTENIrish
Reduced form of MCNAUGHTON.
NAUGHTONIrish
Reduced form of MCNAUGHTON.
NEALEEnglish, Scottish, Irish
English, Scottish, and Irish variant of Neal.
NEELEYIrish
Reduced form of McNeely.
NEESONIrish, Dutch, German
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Naois ‘son of Naois’, usually Anglicized as McNeese. Can also be an altered form of Dutch or German Niesen. Surname made famous by the actor Liam Neeson
NESBITTScottish, Irish, English
Derives from the hamlets of East Nisbet and West Nisbet, Berwickshire. Some bearers of Nisbet/Nesbitt (and variant) names may originate from the village of Nisbet in Roxburghshire.
NESTORIrish
Derived from the surname Mac Girr an Adhastair (sometimes shortened to Mac an Aghastair), meaning "Short man of the halter." The Mac Girr an Adhastair were associated with the local lords, the Ó Lochlainn family.
NETTERVILLEIrish
Of Anglo-Norman origin, probably a habitational name from an unidentified place in France.
NOBLEEnglish, Scottish, Irish, French
Nickname from Middle English, Old French noble "high-born, distinguished, illustrious" (Latin nobilis), denoting someone of lofty birth or character, or perhaps also ironically someone of low station... [more]
NOLANDIrish, French
Irish: variant of Nolan.... [more]
OAKESEnglish, Irish
English: Topographic name, a plural variant of Oak.... [more]
Ó BUADÁINIrish
Means "descendant of BUADÁN".
Ó CANANNIrish
Means "descendant of CANÁN". Canán is a given name derived from the word cano "wolf cub".
Ó CÉIRÍNIrish
Meaning ‘descendant of Céirín’, a personal name from a diminutive of ciar ‘dark’, ‘black’. English patronymic -s has been added superfluously.
Ó CIARÁINIrish
A byname from a diminutive of ciar ‘dark’, ‘black-haired.'
Ó CIARDHUBHÁINIrish
Irish Gaelic form of Kirwan.
O'COILLIrish
Meaning, "wood, forest, or shrub hazel tree."
O COINGHEALLACHIrish
Meaning, "descendent of Coingheallach."
Ó COINGHEALLAIGHIrish
Meaning, ‘son (or descendant) of Coingheallach.’
O'COLGANIrish
Original form of McColgan, meaning "son of Colga.
Ó CONNACHAÍNIrish
Means "Descendant of Connachaín."
Ó CRÓINÍNIrish
It literally means "little saffron-colored one’s descendant".
Ó CUILLIrish
Meaning, "wood, forest, or shrub hazel tree."
O'DEAIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh, ‘descendant of Deaghadh’, a personal name of uncertain origin. It may be a compound of deagh- ‘good’ + ádh ‘luck’, ‘fate’.
Ó DEAGHAIDHIrish
Meaning, "descendent of Deaghaidh."
O'DONOGHUEIrish
Anglicised form of Ó Donnchadha (see Donoghue)
O'DRISCOLLIrish
A variation of Driscoll, from Irish Ó hEidirsceóil, meaning "descendant of the messenger".
O'DUFFYIrish
The name O'Duffy originates from the gaelic surname "O Dubhthaigh". Dubh meaning "Black" in Gaeilge. They claim descent from the ancient Heremon kings of Ireland. They descend from "Cahir Mor", the King of Leinster in the second century... [more]
Ó DUIBHIDHIRIrish
Means "descendant of DUIBHUIDHIR". Duibhuidhir is a personal name composed of the elements dubh "dark, black" and odhar "sallow, tawny".
O'FARRELLIrish
From Irish Ó Fearghail meaning "descendant of FEARGHAL. This name is borne by several families in Ireland, in counties Longford, Tyrone, and Wicklow.
O'FEEIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fiaich "descendant of FIACH".
OFFILLIrish
Somebody with this name has a huuuuuuuuuge wiener. Like really big
Ó FLAITHEARTAIrish
Proper, non-Anglicized form of Flaherty.
O'GALVINIrish
Anglicized form of Ó Gealbháin, which means "descendant of the bright, fair one", derived from the Gaelic elements geal "bright" and ban "fair, white". A known bearer of the original form of the surname is Ciarán Ó Gealbháin, former signer of the Irish traditional music band Danú.
Ó GAOITHÍNIrish
It literally means "Gaoithín’s descendant".
Ó GNÍMHIrish, Scottish
Means "Descendant of Gnímh".
Ó GRADAIGHIrish
Gaelic form of O'GRADY.
O'GRADYIrish
Anglicized form of Ó Gradaigh, meaning "descendant of Gradaigh." Gradaigh is a personal name derived from the Irish Gaelic word grada, "the illustrious one."
O'HANLONIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAnluain (see HANLON).
O'HARRAIrish
A variant of O'Hara.
Ó HARTGHAILEIrish
It literally means "Artghal’s descendant".
ÓHEARCÁINIrish
The surname ÓhEarcáin (Harkins) is derived from the Irish nickname of Erc or Earc meaning freckled. The diminutive of Erc or Earc is Ercáin or Earcáin. When the Irish alphabet added the aspirate “h” the name became hErcáin or hEarcáin with the hereditary surname prefixes Uí hErcáin, UahErcáin, ÓhEarcáin and (female)Ní Earcáin that was anglicized as Harkin, Harkan, or Harkins... [more]
Ó HEARGHAILLIrish
Variation of Gaelic Ó Fearghail ‘descendant of Fearghal’, a personal name composed of the elements fear ‘man’ + gal ‘valor’.
O'HURLEYIrish
The name Hurley itslef come from the stick used in the game of Hurling, first played in Ireland. The name might have origanated due to a player of the game being dubbed hurley. O' would signify being a decendent of Hurley, thus O'Hurley.
O'KELLYIrish
Variant of KELLY.
Ó LACHTNÁINIrish
It literally means "Lachtnán’s descendant".
O'LENNONIrish
Original form of Lennon. Probably a variant of O'Leannain (from a by-name meaning "lover"), but may also be derived from O'Lonain (from lon, "blackbird").
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