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Type Surname (from given name)
Usage Irish
Pronounced Pron. HEE-lee  [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsO'Healy

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’.
Added 4/7/2017 by TanorFaux
Edited 2/12/2020 by Mike C