Irish Submitted Surnames

Irish names are used on the island of Ireland as well as elsewhere in the Western World as a result of the Irish diaspora. See also about Irish names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Mac Conghaile Irish
Meaning, "son of Conghal."
Mac Con Mhaoil Irish
Means "Son of the short haired warrior''.
Mac Cuindlis Scottish, Irish
Means "son of Cuindleas", an early given name of uncertain origin.
MacCurdy Scottish, Irish
Variant spelling of Mccurdy.
Mac Dhíomasaigh Irish
It originally appeared in Irish-Gaelic as Mac Dhíomasaigh, from the word diomasach, which means "proud."
MacDonnell Scottish, Irish
Variant spelling of McDonnell.
MacDowell Scottish, Irish
Variant of Mcdowell. A notable bearer is American actress Andie MacDowell (1958-).
Mac Eacháin Irish
It literally means "Eachán’s son".
Macfhearghuis Irish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
Gaelic for "Son of Fhearghuis" (also spelled "Fearghas") and due to the complexities of pronunciation, has been spelled MacFergus, McKerras, MacKersey, MacErris, MacFirries and anglicised as Ferguson or Fergusson and shortened in Fergus, Ferrar, Ferrie, Ferries, Ferris, Ferriss, corrupted into other forms like Fergushill, Fergie etc.
Mac Fhlannchaidh Irish
Patronymic from the personal name Flannchadh, which is derived from flann "red".
Mac Fithcheallaigh Irish
Proper, non-Anglicized form of Mcfeely, meaning "son of Fithcheallach".
Mac Gille Mhearnoch Irish
Means "son of the servant of Mernoch".
Macginty Irish
Patronymic surname from the original Irish Gaelic form 'mac an tsaoi' meaning "son of the scholar". Notable namesake is Irish rugby player Alan Leon "AJ" MacGinty.
Mac Giobúin Irish
Means "descendant of Giobúin"
Mac Giolla Chatáin Irish
It means "son of servant of Catán".
Mac Giolla Choinnigh Irish
Proper, non-Anglicized form of Mcelhinney.
Mac Giolla Chuda Irish
Meaning ‘son of the servant of (Saint) Chuda’, a personal name of unexplained origin. This was the name of a 7th-century abbot-bishop of Rathin in County Westmeath.... [more]
Mac Giolla Iasachta Irish
Means "son of the strange youth", from Irish Gaelic iasachta "loan" "foreign", hence denoting to a boy who transferred to another family for fosterage, a common custom in ancient Ireland.
Mac Giolla Íosa Irish
Irish Gaelic form of McAleese.
Mac Giolla Phóil Irish
Means "son of the servant of Pól"
Mac Giolla Rua Irish
It means "son of servant of Rua".
Macglanchy Irish
Anglicized form of Irish-Gaelic Mac Lannchaidh
MacGoldrick Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Ualghairg
Macgrath Irish
First found in County Clare, on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.... [more]
MacGraw Irish, Scottish
Variant spelling of Mcgraw.
Macjimpsey Irish
Anglicized form of Irish-Gaelic Mac Dhíomasaigh
Mack Scottish, Irish, German, Dutch, French
Scottish (Berwickshire) and Irish: from the Old Norse personal name Makkr, a form of Magnus (Old Irish Maccus)... [more]
Mackey Irish, Scottish, Scottish Gaelic, Finnish (Anglicized)
As an Irish name with stress on the first syllable, it is an anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Macdha ‘descendant of Macdha.’... [more]
Mackinaw Irish
First found in County Monaghan located in the Northern part of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Ulster, at Truagh where they were known as the Lords of Truagh.... [more]
Maclysaght Irish
Anglicized from Mac Giolla Iasachta. Edward MacLysaght was one of the foremost genealogists of twentieth century Ireland.
Mac Maicín Irish
Means "son of MAICÍN".
Mac Maoláin Irish
Proper, non-Anglicized form of Mcmillan.
Mac Meanman Irish
Means "son of Meanma"
Mac Muireadhaigh Irish
Means "descendant of Muireadhach"
Mac Murchadha Irish
Means "descendant of Murchadha"
MacNamara Irish
Variant spelling of McNamara.
Mac Pháidín Irish
Patronymic of (a Gaelic diminutive of) Patrick.
Mac Phóil Irish
Means "son of Pól".... [more]
Mac Raith Irish
Means "descendant of Rath"
Mac Raonuill Irish
Means "son of Raonull"
Mac Seáin Irish
Irish form of Johnson.
Mac Séamais Irish
Irish form of Jamison.
MacShanley Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Seanlaoich. Seanlaoich comes from Gaelic "the old hero."
Mac Suibhne Irish, Scottish
Meaning, "son of Suibhne" (a byname meaning "pleasant").
Mac Thighearnáin Irish
Means "descendant of Tighearnán"
Mac Uighilín Irish, Scottish
Means "son of Hugelin". the surname was allegedly adopted by the de Mandevilles, a Cambro-Norman family that had conquered an area of north Antrim, a county in Northern Ireland... [more]
MacVeigh Scottish, Irish
Variant spelling of McVeigh.
Mac Wattie Irish, Scottish
Mac Wattie son of Watt(Walter)
Maddigan Irish (Anglicized)
Derived from Ancient Gaelic O'Madain meaning 'The descendant of the son of the hound'.
Mag Annaidh Irish
Meaning "son of Annaidh"; the fullest and most correct form of the surname which is usually written Mac Anna or Mac Canna, which see... [more]
Mag Céadaigh Irish
It means "son of Céadach".
Mag Eiteagáin Irish
It means "son of Eiteagán".
Mag Eochagáin Irish
It means "son of Eochagán".
Mag Fhionnáin Irish
Means "descendant of Fionnán"
Maghery Irish
Name for a resident of the village of town of Maghery in Northern Ireland.
Magner Irish, Ancient Germanic
Irish from a pet form of the Scandinavian name Magnus, in Ireland borne by both Vikings and Normans.... [more]
Maher Irish (Rare)
The originally spelling was "O'Meachair" which means the 'kindly' or the 'generous'. The Maher family resided in the O'Carrol... [more]
Mahon Irish
A shortened form of Mahoney.
Maley Irish
Variant of Malley
Maloan Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
A rare variant of Malone, the anglicized version of Ó Maoil Eoin.
Maloney Irish
Anglicized form of the Old Irish "Ó Maoldhamhnaigh," which means "descendant of a church servant."
Mangan Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mongáin ‘descendant of Mongán’, originally a byname for someone with a luxuriant head of hair (from mong ‘hair’, ‘mane’), borne by families from Connacht, County Limerick, and Tyrone... [more]
Mannin English, Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Mainnin (see Mainnín).
Manning English, Irish (Anglicized)
English patronymic from Mann. ... [more]
Mannion Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
Anglicized form of Ó Mainnín. Mainnín is derived from Irish manach "monk".
Mannix Irish
Derived from the given name Mannix.
Manton Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Manntáin "descendant of Manntán", a personal name derived from a diminutive of manntach "toothless"... [more]
Marigan Irish
unknown
Maughan Irish, English
Anglicized from the original Irish Gaelic form Ò Mocháin meaning 'descendant of Mochain'. This name was one of the earliest known Irish surnames brought to England and remains a fairly common surname in the North East of the country.
May Irish
Anglicized form of Irish-Gaelic Ó Miadhaigh
Mayberry English, Irish
Of uncertain origin, probably an altered form of Mowbray. Possibly it is derived from an English place name.
Mayne Irish
Irish, of Norman English origin but in County Fermanagh used sometimes to represent McManus.
Mayo Irish
a county in Ireland
Mcalinden Irish
From Irish Gaelic Mac Giolla Fhiontáin "son of the servant of (St) Fiontán", a personal name derived from fionn "white".
Mcalpine Irish, Scottish
differing meanings include, "fair", "rolling hills"
Mcandrew Scots, Irish
Irish or Scots surname meaning "son of Andrew".
Mcaskie Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ascaidh, a patronymic from a diminutive of an Old Norse name, possibly Ascall or Ásketill.
Mcateer Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an tSaoir "son of the craftsman" (cf. McIntyre)
McAulay Irish
Derived from the Irish "Mac Amhalghaidh" from the prefix Mac- (son of-) and Amhalghaidh, Old Irish form of the name Aulay/ Auley... [more]
Mccafferty Irish (Anglicized)
McCafferty is derived from the Gaelic Mac Eachmharcaigh, meaning "son of Eachmharcach".
Mccaffery Irish
The meaning of the surname MCCAFFERY is - the son of Godfrey (God's peace).
Mccaffrey Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gothraidh "son of Gothradh", Gaelic form of the personal name Godfrey.
Mccall Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cathmhaoil meaning "son of Cathmhaol", a personal name composed of the elements cath meaning "battle" + maol meaning "chief". Anglicized form of Mac Cathail meaning "son of Cathal".
Mccalvey Irish
Variation of McKelvey. Meaning Son of rich possessions.
Mccan Irish
A variant of McCann, which supposedly means "son of wolf club".
McCandless Scottish, Irish, Scots
Ulster Scots form of McCandlish. This surname is common in Northern Ireland.
McCann Irish
McCann (Irish: Mac Cana, Nic Cana)... [more]
Mccard Scottish, Irish
Scottish or Irish: variant of Mccart.
McCarey Irish
Variant of Carey.
Mccarl Irish (Anglicized)
Probably an Americanized form of Mccarroll.
Mccarley Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhearghaile "son of Fearghal", a personal name meaning "valiant man".
Mccarney Irish
From either the Gaelic O Cearnaigh, meaning "victorious", or O Catharnaigh, meaning "warlike".
McCarrey Irish
Variant of Carey.
Mccarroll Irish (Anglicized)
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cearbhaill (see Carroll).
Mccarron Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cearáin meaning "son of Ciarán".... [more]
McCarry Irish
Variant form of Carey.
Mccarty Irish
Variant of MacCarthy. A famous bearer was the famous western outlaw William Henry McCarty, also known as Billy the Kid. His other aliases included William H. Bonney and Henry Antrim.
McCary Irish
Variant of Carey.
Mccawell Irish
Anglicanized version of Mac Cathmhaoil.
McClarty Scottish, Irish
The surname McClarty originated in the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. This name comes from the personal name Lawrence. And in Scottish Gaelic 'Mac Labhruinn' translates to 'son of Lawrence'. ... [more]
Mcclean Scottish, Irish
Scottish and Irish variant of McLean.
Mcclintock Scottish, Irish, Scottish Gaelic
Deriving from an Anglicization of a Gaelic name variously recorded as M'Ilandick, M'Illandag, M'Illandick, M'Lentick, McGellentak, Macilluntud, McClintoun, Mac Illiuntaig from the 14th century onward... [more]
Mcclure Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Uidhir (Scottish), Mac Giolla Uidhir (Irish), "son of the sallow lad".... [more]
Mccluske Irish
Irish: Variant of McCluskey
McCluskey Irish
Anglicized version of Gaelic Mac Bhloscaidh, which comes from "Bloscadh", a personal name probably derived from "blosc" meaning "blast".
Mccolgan Irish, Scottish
Has several possible meanings. It might mean someone from the village of Kilcolgan, County Galway; a follower of St. Columba; or the son of someone named Colga... [more]
Mccollumn Irish
This name is used in Ireland.
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.
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.
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-).
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".
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).
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'.
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".
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".
Mcglynn Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Fhloinn, patronymic from the personal name Flann "red, crimson".
Mcgorry Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gothraidh "son of Gothradh", Gaelic form of the personal name Godfrey.
Mcgough Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Eochadha, a patronymic from the personal name Eochaidh, variant Eachaidh, "horseman", a derivative of each "horse".
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.
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".
Mckennie Scottish, Irish
An anglicised form of the Irish/Scottish Gaelic MacEacharna, meaning "son of Eacharn".
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".
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]