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.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Leddy Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Lideadha.
Leech Irish
An Anglicized surname derived from the Irish Gaelic Ò Maol Mhaodhòg, and was often anglicized as Mulvogue... [more]
Lehane Irish
Lehane (Irish: Ó Liatháin) is an uncommon Irish surname, typically from County Cork. Ó Liatháin is more frequently anglicized as Lane or Lyons. The surname is also found in County Donegal where it was also anglicized from the Ulster branch of O'Liathain into Lehane, Lane, Lyons,and Lawn.
Lehigh German, Irish
Derived from a Native American word "Lechauwekink", meaning "where there are forks in the stream". Variant of Lechau .
Lemmon English, Irish, Scottish
Variant spelling of Lemon. A famous bearer was the American actor Jack Lemmon (1925-2001).
Leydon Irish (Anglicized, Modern)
His name was commemorated in numerous place-names, such as Lugdunum (Celtic *Lugudūnon, "fort of Lugus"; modern Lyon, France), capital of the Roman province of Gallia Lugdunensis... [more]
Liddy Irish
Variant of Leddy.
Lillis Irish, English
Metronymic from Lilly.
Linn Scottish, Scots, English, Irish, German, Jewish, Finnish (Anglicized), Estonian
As a Scottish and Northern English surname, it is a variant of Lyne. Its usage as an English name is primarily by Scots living in Northern England.... [more]
Linnane Irish, English
Anglicized form of O'lennon.
Livingstone Scottish, Irish, Jewish
Scottish: Habitational name from a place in Lothian, originally named in Middle English as Levingston, from an owner called Levin (Lewin), who appears in charters of David I in the early 12th century.... [more]
Loflin Irish
Possibly a variant spelling of Irish Laughlin. This is a common name in NC.
Lohan Irish
Variant of Logan.
Lomasney Irish
From Gaelic Ó Lomasna meaning "descendant of Lomasna", a byname from lom "bare" and asna "rib".
Lonie Irish
A variant of Looney meaning "warrior."
Looney Irish
From the Irish name O'Luanaigh, "descendant of Luanach," a personal name meaning warrior.
Loudy Irish
Variant of Leddy.
Loughrey Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luachra "descendant of Luachra", a personal name derived from luachair "light". The name is often translated, Rush from a Gaelic homonym, luachair meaning "rush".
Lowery English, Irish
Irish variant of Lowry
Lynchehaun Irish
Anglicized form of Irish-Gaelic surname Ó Loingseacháin
Lyness Northern Irish, Irish, English
Variant of LINES or anglicized form of Mac Aleenan.
Mabry English, Irish
Variant spelling of Mayberry.
Mac Scottish, Irish
Variant of Mack
Mac Ambróis Irish
Means "descendant of Ambróis"
Mac An Airchinnigh Irish
It literally means "son of the hereditary steward of church lands".
Mac An Easpaig Irish
It means "the son of the bishop" in Irish Gaelic.
Mac An Fhailghigh Irish
Means "son of the poor man". From the word failgheach meaning "poor man" in Irish
Mac An Fhilidh Irish
Meaning, "son of the poet."
Mac An Ghalloglaigh Irish
from galloglach "foreign warrior" or "galloglass". Galloglasses were a class of mercenary warriors retained by Irish chieftains.
Mac An Tsámhaigh Irish
It means, "son of the peaceful man".
Mac an tSaoi Irish
From Tyrone
Mac an Ultaigh Irish
Meaning 'son of the Ulidian', from mac, meaning son, and Ultach, denoting someone from the Irish province of Ulster.
Mac Ardghail Irish
It is derived from the word ardghal, which means "high valour."
Mac Ascaidh Irish
Means "descendant of Ascadh"
Mac Canann Irish
Means "son of CANÁN". Canán is a given name derived from the word cano "wolf cub".
Mac Carrghamhna Irish
Means "descendant of Corrghamhain"
Mac Cathmhaoil Irish
It literally means Cathmhaol’s son".
Mac Cearáin Irish
Means "descendant of Ciarán"
Mac Cearbhaill Irish
Meaning, "son of Cearbhaill."
Mac Cobhthaigh Irish
Means "descendant of Cobhthach"
Mac Coingheallaigh Irish
Meaning, ‘son (or descendant) of Coingheallach’, a personal name meaning ‘faithful to pledges’.
MacConall Scottish (Anglicized, Rare), Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
Anglicized form of Scottish and Irish Gaelic Mac Conaill 'son of Conall', the personalized name composing of the elements con, which is an inflected form of cú 'wolf' + gal 'valor'. Giving the ultimate meaning due to variegated spellings of this specified name, is "Battle-Wolf of High Valor."
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 famous bearer is American actress Andie MacDowell (1958-). Another was the American composer and pianist Edward MacDowell (1860-1908).
Mac Eacháin Irish
It literally means "Eachán’s son".
MacFadyen Scottish, Irish
Variant of Mcfadden. Famous bearers include English actor Matthew Macfadyen (1974-) and Scottish actor Angus Macfadyen (1963-).
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 Gafraidh Irish
The origin of the name is from the Gaelic "Mac Gafraidh" which translates as the "Son of Godfrey", and it is presumed that the first name holders were followers of the 6th century, Saint Godfrey.
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 Bháin Irish
It means, "white" or "fair".
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 Mhartain Irish
This name denotes a devotee of St. Martin. This saint founded the first monastery in France c. 360 and was made Bishop of Tours in 372. He is the patron saint of publicans and inn-keepers and is also a patron saint of France.
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.
MacGurk Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mac Coirc, derived from the Gaelige Mag Oirc meaning heart.
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]
Macken Irish
Variant of Mackin.
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]
Mac Laoidhigh Irish
Irish Gaelic form of McAlea, which comes from the word laoidh, which means "a poem;" or from Mac Giolla Íosa, which means "son of the devotee of Jesus."
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, Germanic
Irish from a pet form of the Scandinavian name Magnus, in Ireland borne by both Vikings and Normans.... [more]
Magrath Irish
Variant of Mcgrath.
Mag Uiginn Irish
Original Gaelic form of Kiggins means "son of the Viking" Uiginn meaning "Viking". (See Higgins).
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.
Malia Irish
Originated in Ireland from O'Malia (pronounced Oh-MAH-lee-uh) Most likely usually changed to Malia upon entry.
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
Martin Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mac Giolla Mhartain
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
McAlary Irish
A variant of Cleary, an Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Cléirigh
McAlea Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mac Laoidhigh
McAleenan Irish
A variant of McAlea
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".
Mcanespie Irish
Anglicized form of Mac An Easpaig
McAnulty Northern Irish (Anglicized), Irish (Anglicized)
Meaning "son of the Ulidian", from the Irish surname Mac an Ultaigh, from mac, meaning son, and Ultach, denoting someone from the Irish province of Ulster.
McArdle Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mac Ardghail
McAreavy Irish
A variant of Gilroy. Anglicized form of Mac Giolla Ruaidh
Mcaskie Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ascaidh, a patronymic from a diminutive of an Old Norse name, possibly Ascall or Ásketill.
McAtavey Irish
Anglicized form of Mac An Tsámhaigh
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]
McAuley Irish
A variant of McCauley
McAvaddy Irish
A variant of Madden
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
Variant of McCann.
McCandless Scottish, Irish, Scots
Ulster Scots form of McCandlish. This surname is mostly 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. A famous bearer of this name was the American movie director Leo McCarey (1898-1969).
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 of McCary.
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
Anglicized form of Mac Fhearadhaigh.
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]
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.
Mccreless Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Riallghuis a variant of Mag Niallghuis