Celtic Submitted Surnames

These names are used by Celtic peoples.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Mcconahay Irish
Northern Irish: variant of Mcconaghy... [more]
Mcconaughey Irish
From actor Matthew McConaughey (1969-)
Mccook Irish
Pre 7th Century Anglo Saxon. From the word "coc," meaning to cook.
Mccool Scottish (Anglicized), Northern Irish (Anglicized), Irish (Anglicized)
Scottish and northern Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhubhghaill (see Mcdowell). ... [more]
McCorkindale Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Thorcadail meaning "son of Þórketill".
Mccorry Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gothraidh "son of Gothradh", Gaelic form of the personal name Godfrey.
McCorryn Manx
Manx anglicised form of MacTorin, alternate form of MacCorran
Mccorsley Irish
My guess is that my surname was changed sometime in the early 1800's but have never learned how my family name derived from or from where it originated.
Mccoskey Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Coscraich "son of COSCRACH " (see Cosgrove).
McCrary Irish
Anglicization of the Gaelic surname Mac Ruaidhrí, which means "Son of Rory".
Mccrea Scottish, Irish
Variant of McRae and McCrae.
McCreary Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ruidhrí, a variant of Mac Ruaidhrí, which has been connected to Irish ruadh ‘red’ (see McCrory) and to the Old Norse personal name Hrothrekr, whence Roderick.
Mccreless Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Riallghuis a variant of Mag Niallghuis
Mccurdy Irish (Anglicized), Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Mhuircheartaigh, a patronymic from Muircheartach, a personal name composed of the elements muir "sea" and ceartach "ruler", hence "skilled seaman"... [more]
Mccurtain Irish
From Gaelic Mac Cruitín "son of Cruitín", a nickname for a hunchback.
McDonnell Scottish, Irish
Variant spelling of MacDonald. It is also an anglicized form of the Scottish Gaelic surname Mac Domhnaill, which means "son of Donald".
McDormand Irish
Possibly a variant of McDermott. A famous bearer is American actress Frances McDormand (1957-), born Cynthia Ann Smith.
Mcdowell Scottish (Anglicized), Irish (Anglicized)
Scottish and Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dubhghaill ‘son of Dubhghall’, a byname meaning ‘dark stranger’, used among the Gaels to distinguish the darker-haired Danes from fair-haired Norwegians... [more]
Mcelhaney Irish
Irish: variant of Mcelhinney
McElhatton Scottish, Irish, Northern Irish
Derived from Scottish Gaelic Mac Gille Chatain meaning "son of the servant of Saint Catan".
Mcelhenney Irish
This interesting surname is of Irish origin, and is an Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic "MacGiolla Chainnigh". The Gaelic prefix "mac" means "son of", plus "giolla", devotee of, and the saint's name "Canice".
McElmurry Irish (Anglicized)
From Gaelic Mac Giolla Muire meaning "son of the servant of Mary". It is more commonly Anglicized as Gilmore.
Mcelwee Irish, Scottish
Of Gaelic origin, found in Ireland and Scotland. Derives from Mac Giolla Ruaidh, meaning "son of the servant of the red-haired youth", possibly a reference to a Dane or Norseman.
McEvoy Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhíodhbhuidhe meaning "son of Fíodhbhadhach", derived from fiodhbhadhach meaning "woodsman".
Mcewen Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eoghain ‘son of Eoghan’, a widespread and ancient personal name, possibly derived from eo ‘yew’, meaning ‘born of yew’. It was Latinized as Eugenius (see Eugene), and was also regarded as a Gaelic form of John... [more]
Mcfadden Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phaid(e)in (Scottish) and Mac Pháidín (Irish) - both patronymics of Patrick (via Gaelic diminutives of the given name).
McFadyen Scottish, Irish
Variant spelling of MacFadyen.
Mcfall Scottish (Anglicized), Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac Phàil and Irish Gaelic Mac Phóil, patronymics derived from vernacular forms of the given name Paul.
Mcgarrett Irish
The surname McGarrett is from the two Germanic given names Gerald and Gerard.
Mcgarrie Scottish, Irish
Irish name meaning 'the son of the descendant of the fearless one'.
McGarry Irish
Anglicized form of Mag Fhearadhaigh.
Mcgarthwaite Irish
This is my last name, my fathers last name my grandfather my great grandfather
Mcgeehan Irish
Irish (Ulster) anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gaoithín ‘son of Gaoithín’, a personal name derived from the diminutive of gaoth ‘clever’, ‘wise’.
Mcgehee Irish (Anglicized, Modern)
Anglicized form of MAC AODHA.
Mcgibney Irish
A reduced Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Gibne.
McGillan Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Eoin meaning "son of the servant of Eoin".
Mcgillen Irish
An anglicized form of Irish-Gaelic Ó Giolláin, from the word giolla, which means "lad".
Mcgillicuddy Irish
The surname McGillicuddy comes from the Irish Mac GiollaMochuda, meaning 'son of the devotee of St. Mochuda'. It's part of the O'Sullivan sect and comes from the West part of Ireland in county Kerry... [more]
Mcginley Irish
Anglicized form of Mag Fhionnghaill, a patronymic from the personal name Fionnghall
Mcginty Irish
Anglicized form of Mac an tSaoi, meaning "son of the scholar".
McGivney Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Dhuibhne
Mcglynn Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Fhloinn, patronymic from the personal name Flann "red, crimson".
Mcgonagall Celtic
Variant of McGonigle. ... [more]
Mcgorry Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gothraidh "son of Gothradh", Gaelic form of the personal name Godfrey.
Mcgraith Irish
Means "Son of Graith."
Mcgrath Irish (Anglicized)
Derives from the Irish surname Mac Craith. Famous bearers of the name include the Meic Craith from the Gaelic kingdom of Thomond in the present-day Republic of Ireland. They were historians and poets connected to the Ui Bhriain kings and earls of Thomond.
Mcgraves Irish
Irish Variant of Graves or a Variant of MacGraves.
Mcgraw Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic Mac Craith (the earlier form of Mac Raith) meaning "son of Craith", composed of the Gaelic elements mac "son of" and Rath, an old byname meaning "grace, prosperity".
Mcgrew Irish
Originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Graith or Mag Raith; these are both derived from the personal name Craith.
McHaffie Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Chathbhaidh "son of the servant of (Saint) Cathbhadh".
Mchale Irish, Welsh
From the Irish Mac Céile, a patronymic from the byname Céile, meaning "companion." This was the surname of a Mayo family, tenants of church lands. ... [more]
Mcilwee Irish
Variant of Mcelwee.
McInerney Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mac An Airchinnigh, meaning "son of the overseer (of church lands)".
Mcinnis Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Aonghuis meaning "son of Angus".
Mckamey Scottish Gaelic
Variant spelling of Scottish McCamey
Mckeehan Scottish Gaelic
A patronymic from a personal name or byname derived from caoch ‘blind’, ‘purblind’.
Mckennie Scottish, Irish
An anglicised form of the Irish/Scottish Gaelic MacEacharna, meaning "son of Eacharn".
Mckeon Irish
Means son of Eoghan.
Mckibben Scottish Gaelic (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname Mac Giobúin, meaning "son or daughter of Gilbert".
Mckiernan Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Thighearnáin, a patronymic from a diminutive of the personal name Tighearna.
Mcknight Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Neachtain, a patronymic from the personal name Neachtan.
Mclane Scottish, Irish
Means "son of the servant of St. John".
McLaoidhigh Irish
Means "son of the poet".
Mcleish Scottish (Anglicized), Northern Irish (Anglicized), Scottish Gaelic
Northern Irish (Ulster) and Scottish Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Íosa, patronymic from a personal name meaning ‘servant of Jesus’.
Mclernon Irish
This is an Irish Gaelic surname recorded in the spellings of MacLerenon, McLernon, McLernan, and McLorinan. It is mostly associated with the province of Ulster in Ireland, although with some branches in Scotland... [more]
Mcmanamon Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Meanman, a patronymic surname, created from the given name Meanma
Mcmonagle Irish (Anglicized), Scottish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Maonghail, a patronymic from the personal name Maonghal, composed of the elements maoin meaning "wealth" + gal meaning "valor".
Mcmorrow Irish (Anglicized), Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Murchadha, a patronymic from the personal name Murchadh "sea warrior", from muir "sea" and cath "battle". In Leinster this name is usually Anglicized as McMurrough and in Ulster as Murphy.
McMullan Irish
The surname McMullan is of old Irish/ Gaelic Heritage, it is with meaning ‘Bald’ or ‘Tonsured One’. It was first founded in the province of Connacht, and comes from Mullan.... [more]
Mcmullen Irish
Irish form of McMillan .
Mcmurray Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Muireadhaigh, a patronymic form of Muireadhach (cf. Murdock).
McNair Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Iain Uidhir "son of sallow John". This form is associated mainly with Ross-shire.
McNair Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Oighre "son of the heir". This form is associated mainly with Perthshire.
McNair Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Mhaoir "son of the steward or keeper".
Mcnamee Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Conmidhe, a patronymic from the personal name Cú Mhidhe, meaning "hound of Meath". Meath is a county in Ierland. This family were hereditary poets in Ulster.
Mcneely Scottish, Northern Irish, Irish
Scottish (Galloway) and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Fhilidh ‘son of the poet’.... [more]
Mcneese Irish
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Naois, a patronymic from a shortened form of the personal name Aonghus (see Angus).
Mcnicholas Irish
The McNicholas family stretches back through time to the Viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of Scotland in the Medieval era. The name McNicholas was derived from from the personal name, Nicholas... [more]
Mcphail Scottish (Anglicized), Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac Phàil and Irish Gaelic Mac Phóil, both of which are patronymics derived from vernacular forms of the given name Paul... [more]
Mcquade Scottish, Irish
Means "son of Quade" or "of Quade". Some sources trace Quade to Quatt, an alternative spelling of Wat, short for Walter.
Mcquaid Scottish, Irish
This surname is derived from Gaelic Mac Uaid meaning "son of Uaid," Uaid being the Gaelic form of Wat.
Mcquinnelly Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coingheallaigh or Ó Coingheallaigh ‘son (or descendant) of Coingheallach.’
Mcsiene Irish
means "son of Siene" in Irish Gaelic.
Mcsimmeen Manx
"Little Simon's Son"
Mcsmith Irish
A variant of McGowan with part translation.
Mcswain Irish, Scottish
Anglicization of Mac Suibhne.
Mcsweeney Irish
Anglicized form of MACSHUIBHNE
Mcswiggan Irish
Means "son of Swiggan".
McTeer Irish, Scottish
This surname is a modern variant of the ancient mhac an t'Saoir which means "the son of the carpenter."... [more]
Mctraynor Irish
Extended form of Trainor.
McVay Irish
A variant of McVeigh
McVeigh Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Bheatha or Mac an Bheatha, themselves derived from Gaelic Mac Beatha meaning "son of life" (see MacBeth).
Means Irish
Sept of Menzies
Meath Irish
Denotes a person from County Meath, Ireland (see Mcnamee).
Mee Irish (Anglicized, Archaic)
Irish reduced form of Mcnamee or Meehan. Irish anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Miadhaigh ‘descendant of Miadhach’, a byname meaning ‘honorable’.
Megan Irish
Anglicized form of Irish-Gaelic Mag Annaidh
Megarry Irish, English
From the Irish 'Mag Fhearadhaigh', meaning "descendant of the fearless one"
Meighan Irish
Variant of Meehan.
Meighen Irish
Variant of Meighan.
Mèinnearach Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Menzies.
Melican Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Maoileacháin.
Melinydd Welsh (Archaic)
A byname meaning "miller."
Mellody Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maoiléidigh ‘descendant of Maoléidigh’, a byname composed of the elements maol ‘chief’ + éidigh ‘ugly’.
Melyn Welsh
Means "yellow" in Welsh.
Menear Cornish, English (British)
English (Devon; of Cornish origin): topographic name for someone who lived by a menhir, i.e. a tall standing stone erected in prehistoric times (Cornish men ‘stone’ + hir ‘long’). In the United States, it is a common surname in Pennsylvania & West Virginia.
Menez Breton
Menez means mount or mountain in Breton.
Menhenot Cornish (Rare, Archaic)
It is derived from the placename "Menheniot" in Cornwall.
Meredith Welsh
From the personal name Maredudd. In Welsh the stress is on the second syllable. The Old Welsh form is Morgetiud, of which the first element may mean "pomp, splendor" and the second is iudd "lord".
Merick Welsh
Derived from the Welsh given name Meuric.
Merriam Welsh
Derived from either the personal name Meuric, which is the Welsh form of Maurice, or ultimately from the Latin personal name Mauritius, which means "dark".
Merrigan Irish
Irish: Anglicized Form Of Gaelic Ó Muireagáin ‘Descendant Of Muireagán’-'The son of the descendant of Mary'/or/ A Personal Name Derived From Muir ‘Sea’.
Merriman English, Irish
1. English: nickname, an elaborated form of Merry.... [more]
Merrix Welsh
Variant of Merricks.
Mervin Welsh, English
From the given name Mervin
Mescall Irish
Variant of Mescal.
Mézec Breton
Mézec derives from mezeg which means physician in Breton
Mick German, Dutch, Irish
Short form of the given name Mikolaj or an occupational name from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch micke "(wheat or rye) bread"... [more]
Midnight Irish
Middle of the night, darkness, dark blue
Miley Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicised form of Ó Maol Aodha, though Ó Máille and Ó Maolmhuaidh can also be possibilities... [more]
Miskell Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Meisceall meaning "descendant of Meiscill", a personal name of unexplained etymology. It was sometimes Anglicized as Maxwell.
Moan Irish
Reduced form of Mohan.
Mochan Scottish, English, Irish
From the given name Mochan.
Molone Irish
Variant of Malone.
Molony Irish
Variant of Moloney.
Moody English, Irish
Either from Middle English modie "angry, haughty, impetuous", or Old English modig "brave, proud".
Moran Irish
The surname Moran, originating in counties Mayo and Sligo of Connaught, is the shortened version of O'Moran, Anglicized form of the older O'Morain "grandson of the great one" with the Old Irish root mor 'great, big' (denoting stature and/or character).
Morey Irish, English
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Mórdha, and in English (of Norman origin), derived from the Old French given name Mory, a short form of Amaury (see Emery).
Morgans English, Irish
Variation of Morgan.
Morrissey Irish
Morrissey is an Irish name meaning "choice of the sea".
Morrow Irish (Anglicized), Scottish
Shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Murchadha (see Mcmorrow).
Moxley English, Irish, Welsh, Scottish
From the name of a minor place in the West Midlands.
Moyle Cornish, Welsh
Cornish and Welsh: descriptive nickname meaning ‘bald’, from Cornish moyl, Welsh moel.
Muldoon Irish
From Irish Gaelic Ó Maoldúin "descendant of Maoldún", a personal name meaning literally "chief fortress".
Mulfall Irish
Anglicized form Gaelic Ó Maol Fábhail meaning "descendent of Maolfábhail".
Mulholland Irish
Anglicized from Gaelic Ó Maolchalann "descendant of Maolchalann".
Mulkerin Irish
The Irish surname Mulkerin is an anglicied rendering of the Gaelic surname O'Maoilchiarain which means ,literally, "descendant of a follower of Saint Ciaran", the Irish saint who founded the great monastery at Clonmacnois... [more]
Mullarkey Irish
From Irish Gaelic Ó Maoilearca "descendent of the follower of (St) Earc", a personal name meaning literally either "speckled one" or "salmon".
Mullee Irish
Possible variant of Malley or Molloy
Mullery Irish (Rare)
From Irish Gaelic Ó Maolmhuire "descendant of Maolmhuire", a personal name meaning literally "servant of (the Virgin) Mary".
Mullin Irish
From O'maelin
Mulvaney Irish
From Ó Maoilmheana meaning "descendant of Maoilmhaena."
Mulvey Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maoilmhiadhaigh "descendant of Maoilmhiadhach", a personal name meaning "honorable chief".
Mulvihill Irish
Anglicized from Gaelic Ó Maoil Mhichíl meaning "descendant of Maoilmhichil", Maoilmhichil being a personal name meaning "devotee of (Saint) Michael", referring to the archangel.
Murland Irish
Murland is an Irish surname, which according to MacLysaght's The Surnames of Ireland is MacMurghalain in Gaelic, ultimately deriving from words meaning "sea" and "valor".
Murphey Irish
Variant of Murphy
Murrah Scottish Gaelic
This Irish surname of MURRAH is the Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac MURCHADHA, from the personal name MURCHADHA, composed of the elements MUIR (sea) + CADH (warrior).
Murrey English, Scottish, Irish
English, Scottish, and Irish variant of Murray.
Murrow Irish, Scottish
Variant of Morrow. A famous bearer of the surname was Edward R. Murrow (1908-1965), US radio and television journalist.
Murtagh Irish
Anglicized form of Muirchertach or Muiredach.
Murtha Irish
Variant of Murtagh.
Nally Irish
Variant of MacNally
Nancarrow Cornish
Means "person from Nancarrow", Cornwall (either "valley frequented by deer" or "rough valley"). It was borne by US composer Conlon Nancarrow (1912-1997).
Nance Cornish
Medieval Cornish surname. Derived from the Celtic word 'nans', meaning valley. Often linked with the Breton surname 'de Nant', which also means valley.
Nankervis Cornish, English (Australian)
From the name of a place in St Enoder parish in Cornwall, derived from Cornish nans "valley" and an uncertain second element, possibly *cerwys, an unattested plural of carow "stag".... [more]
Naramor English, Welsh
Naramor, also Narramore or Naramore, is a corruption of Northmore, and has Welsh/English background. "More North"
Naughten Irish
Reduced form of McNaughton.
Naughton Irish
Reduced form of McNaughton.
Neale English, Scottish, Irish
English, Scottish, and Irish variant of Neal.
Neary Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic O Naradhaigh "descendant of Naradhach" a byname meaning "modest".
Nee Irish, Scottish
reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Niadh ("descendant of Nia") or Ó Niadh ("son of Nia"). Compare McNee.
Neeley Irish
Reduced form of Mcneely.
Neeson Irish, Dutch, German
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Naois ‘son of Naois’, usually Anglicized as Mcneese. Can also be an altered form of Dutch or German Niesen... [more]
Neill Irish, Scottish
Reduced form of Irish Gaelic Ó Néill or Scottish Gaelic Mac Néill ‘descendant (or son) of Niall’, a personal name of Irish origin, thought to mean ‘champion’. The personal name was adopted by Norsemen in the form Njáll and was brought to England both directly from Ireland by Scandinavian settlers and indirectly (via France) by the Normans... [more]
Nesbitt Scottish, Irish, English
Derives from the hamlets of East Nisbet and West Nisbet, Berwickshire. Some bearers of Nisbet/Nesbitt (and variant) names may originate from the village of Nisbet in Roxburghshire.
Nestor Irish
Derived from the surname Mac Girr an Adhastair (sometimes shortened to Mac an Aghastair), meaning "Short man of the halter." The Mac Girr an Adhastair were associated with the local lords, the Ó Lochlainn family.
Nett Irish
Variant of McNett.
Netterville Irish
Of Anglo-Norman origin, probably a habitational name from an unidentified place in France.
Nevins Irish
Variant of Nevin 2.
Newlin English, Irish
An Irish surname meaning "By the the spring"
Noble English, Scottish, Irish, French
Nickname from Middle English, Old French noble "high-born, distinguished, illustrious" (Latin nobilis), denoting someone of lofty birth or character, or perhaps also ironically someone of low station... [more]
Nock Celtic, English
Dweller at the oak tree; originally spelt as "Noake" evolved into "Nock".
Nocton Irish (Americanized)
Americanized form of the patronymic form of Naughton, further related to Ó Neachtain, meaning "(descendant) of Nechtan" and coming from the Uí Néill clan of Ireland... [more]
Noland Irish, French
Irish: variant of Nolan.... [more]
Noonan Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Nuanáin (from Irish Gaelic Ó hIonmhaineáin) meaning "descendant of Ionmhaineán", a diminutive of the given name Ionmhain "beloved, dear". ... [more]
Noone Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Nuadháin "descendant of Nuadhán" (see Nuadha).
Nugent English, Irish, French
An English, Irish (of Norman origin) and French habitational surname derived from any of several places in northern France (such as Nogent-sur-Oise), From Latin novientum and apparently an altered form of a Gaulish name meaning "new settlement".
Oakes English, Irish
English: Topographic name, a plural variant of Oak.... [more]
O'Bannon Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Banáin meaning "descendant of Banán", a given name representing a diminutive of ban meaning "white".
Obar Neithich Scottish Gaelic
Proper, non-Anglicized form of Abernathy.
Ó Beargha Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Barry.
Ó Bolguidir Irish
The name Ó Bolguidir has changed considerably in the time that has passed since its genesis. It originally appeared in Gaelic as Ó Bolguidir, which likely meant "yellow-belly" (from bolg odhar).
Ó Branagáin Irish
Means "descendant of Branagán".