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Type Surname (from given name)
Usage Irish
Other Forms FormsMac Giolla Chaoine (Irish Gaelic), Mac Giolla Chaoin (Irish Gaelic), Coyne, Coen, Cohen, Kyne, Coyney, Koyne, Koen, Kohen, M'Coyne, Coyn, Coin, Coine, Koin, Koine, Barnacle (a synonym of Coyne by translation), Barnicle, Barnycle, Barnackle, Barnicall, Barnickle

Meaning & History

Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Chaoine "son of the servant (i.e. devotee) of Saint Caoin" or from Mac Giolla Chaoin "son of the gentle lad". Caoine "gentleness" being a personal name from the adjective caoin meaning "gentle". There was a female Saint Cainne alias Caoine in Meath.
Added 11/15/2023 by Paradiso36