Type Surname (from given name)
Other Forms FormsO'Healy
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Meaning & History
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’.