Type Surname (from given name)
Usage Irish

Meaning & History

From the Irish Ó hEaghra, which means "descendant of Eaghra", Eaghra being a given name of uncertain origin. Supposedly, the founder of the clan was Eaghra, a 10th-century lord of Luighne. A famous fictional bearer of this surname is Scarlett O'Hara, a character in Margaret Mitchell's Gone With The Wind (1936).

Related Names

VariantÓ hEaghra
User SubmissionsŌhara, Ohara


Entry updated November 16, 2019