Type Surname (from given name)
Usage Northern Irish
Pronounced Pron. MIC-giv-Urn [key]
Other Forms FormsMacGivern
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Meaning & History
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Uidhrín, a patronymic from a personal name which is from a diminutive of odhar 'dun'. This surname is also found in Galloway in Scotland, where it is of Irish origin.