From a place name meaning "shelter, quiet place"
From Irish Ó Baoighill
meaning "descendant of Baoigheall"
. The meaning of the given name Baoigheall
is uncertain, but it is thought to be connected to Irish geall
Anglicized form of the Irish name Ó Brádaigh
meaning "descendant of Brádach"
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Braoin
meaning "descendant of Braon"
, a byname meaning "rain, moisture, drop".
From Irish Ó Braonáin
meaning "descendant of Braonán"
, a byname meaning "rain, moisture, drop" (with a diminutive suffix).
Occupational name derived from Irish bróg
Buckley 2 Irish
From Irish Ó Buachalla
meaning "descendant of Buachaill"
, a nickname meaning "cowherd, servant".
Burke English, Irish
Derived from Middle English burgh
meaning "fortress, fortification, castle"
. It was brought to Ireland in the 12th century by the Norman invader William FitzAdelm de Burgo.
Butler English, Irish
Occupational name derived from Norman French butiller "wine steward"
, ultimately from Late Latin butticula
"bottle". A famous bearer of this surname is the fictional character Rhett Butler, created by Margaret Mitchell for her novel Gone with the Wind
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cearmada
meaning "descendant of Cearmaid"
, a Gaelic given name.
From the given name Cearbhall
. A famous bearer was Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), whose real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, the author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
From Irish Ó Caiside
meaning "descendant of Caiside"
is a given name meaning "curly haired".
From the Welsh given name Seisyll
, which was derived from the Roman name Sextilius
, a derivative of Sextus
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cuidighthigh
meaning "descendant of Cuidightheach"
. A famous bearer was the American frontiersman and showman Buffalo Bill Cody (1846-1917).
Collins 1 Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Coileáin
. A famous bearer was Michael Collins, an Irish nationalist leader who was assassinated in 1922.
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Conghalaigh
, which means "descendant of Conghalach"
is a nickname meaning "valiant".
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Conaire
, which means "descendant of Conaire"
is a nickname meaning "hound keeper".
From Irish Ó Cuana
meaning "descendant of Cuana"
probably means "handsome, elegant". The Cooney sept originated in County Tyrone.
From Irish Ó Corcráin
meaning "descendant of Corcrán"
, a given name derived from the Gaelic word corcair
From Cornish cough "red"
, indicating the original bearer had red hair.
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Dálaigh
meaning "descendant of Dálach"
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Díomasaigh
meaning "descendant of Díomasach"
, a given name meaning "proud".
Anglicized form of Gaelic Deasmhumhain
meaning "South Munster", originally indicating a person who came from that region in Ireland.
Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Doibhilin
meaning "descendant of Doibhilin"
, a given name that may be derived from the Gaelic term dobhail
From the Irish Ó Dochartaigh
meaning "descendant of Dochartach"
. The byname Dochartach
Donne Scottish, Irish
From Gaelic donn
, a nickname for a person with brown hair.
From Irish Ó Donnghaile
meaning "descendant of Donnghal"
. The given name Donnghal
means "brown valour", from donn
"brown" and gal
"valour". This surname is associated with the descendants of Niall of the Nine Hostages.
From Irish Ó Deoráin
meaning "descendant of Deoradhán"
, where Deoradhán
is a given name meaning "exile, wanderer".
From the Irish Ó Dubhghaill
, which means "descendant of Dubhghall"
. A famous bearer was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), the author of the Sherlock Holmes mystery stories.
From Irish Ó hEidirsceóil
meaning "descendant of the messenger"
Duffy 1 Irish
Derived from Irish Ó Dubhthaigh
meaning "descendant of Dubhthach"
. Their original homeland was Monaghan where the surname is still the most common; they are also from Donegal and Roscommon.
Dunn English, Scottish, Irish
Derived from Old English dunn "dark"
or Gaelic donn "brown"
, referring to hair colour or complexion.
From Irish Ó Doirnáin
meaning "descendant of Doirnín"
, a given name meaning "little fist".
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Fionnagáin
meaning "descendant of Fionnagán"
. The given name Fionnagán
is a diminutive of Fionn
Means "son of Gerald"
in Anglo-Norman French. It was brought to Ireland with William the Conqueror.
From Irish Ó Flannagáin
meaning "descendant of Flannagán"
is a given name meaning "red". From County Roscommon in Ireland, it has many other spellings.
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Floinn
meaning "descendant of Flann"
From Irish Ó Foghladha
meaning "descendant of Foghlaidh"
. The byname Foghlaidh
meant "pirate, marauder, plunderer".
Glynn Welsh, Cornish
Topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, from Welsh glyn
and Cornish glin
, or a habitational name from a place named with this word.
Gorman 2 Irish
From the Irish Ó Gormáin
meaning "descendant of Gormán"
. The given name Gormán
means "little blue one".
Nickname for a red-haired person, from Welsh coch "red"
Variant of McGuinness
. The name is well known because of the Guinness brand of ale, established in 1759 by Arthur Guinness.
From Irish Ó hAllmhuráin
meaning "descendant of Allmhurán"
. The given name Allmhurán
means "stranger from across the sea".
From Irish Ó hIfearnáin
meaning "descendant of Ifearnán"
. The byname Ifearnán
means "little demon".
Anglicized form of Irish Ó hÍcidhe
meaning "descendant of the healer"
From Irish Ó hUiginn
meaning "descendant of Uiginn"
is a byname meaning "Viking".
Anglicized form of Irish Ó hEidhin
meaning "descendant of Eidhin"
, a given name or byname of unknown origin.
From Irish Ó hÓgáin
meaning "descendant of Ógán"
. The given name Ógán
is a diminutive of óg
Derived from the Irish Gaelic name Caomhánach
, which means "a student of saint Caomhán
". It was the name used by a 12th-century king of Leinster, Domhnall Caomhánach, the eldest son of the historic Irish king Diarmait Mac Murchada.
From the Irish name Ó Ceithearnaigh
meaning "descendant of Ceithearnach"
, a given name meaning "warrior".
Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Caoimh
meaning "descendant of Caomh"
From Irish Mac Aodhagáin
meaning "descendant of Aodhagán"
. The given name Aodhagán
is a double diminutive of Aodh
From the Irish name Ó Cinnéidigh
meaning "descendant of Cennétig"
. This surname was borne by assassinated American president John F. Kennedy (1917-1963).
From the Irish Mac Giolla Dhuibh
meaning "son of the black-haired man"
Indicated a person who was from Killough (County Down, Northern Ireland) or Killough (Wicklow, Ireland). The place name Killough means "church on the lake", derived from the Irish cill
"church" and locha
From the Irish Mac Giolla Phádraig
meaning "son of the servant of Saint Patrick"
Lane 3 Irish
From Irish Ó Luain
meaning "descendant of Luan"
, a given name meaning "warrior".
Anglicized form of the Irish name Ó Leannáin
, which means "descendant of Leannán"
. The given name Leannán
means "lover". The name was borne by the musician John Lennon (1940-1980).
Originally a nickname from the Welsh word llwyd
From Irish Ó Loingsigh
meaning "descendant of Loingseach"
, a given name meaning "mariner".
Means "son of Cúcharraige"
in Irish. The given name Cúcharraige
is composed of cú
"hound" and carraig
Means "son of Cochlán"
. The given name Cochlán
is derived from Irish cochal
meaning "cape" or "hood".
Mac Niadh Irish
Means "son of Niadh"
in Irish. The given name Niadh
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Maoil Eoin
meaning "descendant of a disciple of Saint John"
From the Irish Ó Marcaigh
meaning "descendant of Marcach"
, a given name meaning "horse rider".
McCauley Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Amhalghaidh
meaning "son of Amhalghadh"
. The given name Amhalghadh
is of uncertain meaning.
Means "son of Diarmaid"
. The McDermotts were nobility in the Kingdom of Connaught, a province in Ireland.
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Mac Uileagóid
meaning "son of Uileagóid"
, a diminutive of Uilleag
McGill Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Ghoill
meaning "son of the foreigner"
, derived from gall
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Shamhradháin
meaning "son of Samhradháin"
, a given name meaning "summer".
Anglicized form of Irish Mag Uidhir
meaning "son of Odhar"
, a given name meaning "pale-coloured".
From Irish Mac Conmara
meaning "son of Conmara"
. The given name Conmara
is composed of cú
"hound" and muir