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Irish translation of my name

Could my name be translated into Irish? If so, what would it be? And how would you pronounce it? I know Johnston is scottish in origin and I know many Johnstons moved to Ireland at some point, did any of them change their name to Irish? Also I don't know the Irish version of Steven. My middle name is James, do you have middle names in Irish names?


Steven Johnston
August 25, 2008 07:46AM

Stiofán Séamus (Johnston)
Styufawn Shaymuss

I am a Primary School teacher in Ireland and we have to translate all names to Irish for use in the attendance book according to legal requirements. I can't translate the Johnston of the top of my head, but John translates to Séan or Shaun if that brings you closer to it, but I'd say it would have changes a good bit once adopted in Irish. Hope that helps.

September 2, 2008 07:49AM

Johnston unfortunaely like many names that end with the 'ston' sylable does not translate

Barra Hoopeir
September 3, 2008 04:59AM

please help im confused

Niamh DIamond
September 4, 2008 03:29PM

looking to find out if my name can be translated into Irish - looking to get a tattoo with my 'irish name' hopefully

September 8, 2008 03:36PM

Translate my name? i used to know it...but i forget now. lol.

Ben Macnamara
September 17, 2008 02:44PM

Johnston= Johnson or son of John. In Irish it's McEoin

September 18, 2008 05:02PM

translate my name please smiling smiley

olivia bannon
September 27, 2008 04:26PM

my Friend bets i couldn't find out.

September 30, 2008 07:30PM

I am irish but moved to Canada about 5years ago. I was just wondering if anyone would be able to translate my name into Iirsh. If anyone can, that would be great smiling smiley thanks

October 1, 2008 09:15AM

I have just found out that Mickey O'Donnell was my great great grandfather. My name is Shannon which is Irish I believe but would like to know my two sons names translated. They are Jared and Colton. Thank you

Colton or Jared
October 4, 2008 04:46PM

please translate my name!!!grinning smileygrinning smileygrinning smiley

sarah cooper
October 5, 2008 07:34AM

Will MY name translate?

AnnetteMarie Rooney
October 5, 2008 05:34PM

Dia dhaoibh, I am looking to find the Irish version of Furlong. All I can find is the same name as Gaeilge but would have through there is a version in Irish? buíochas

October 7, 2008 04:42AM

can my name be translated into irish

Paul McGrath
October 13, 2008 08:55AM

what is my name in Irish ? =]

Ellen Black
October 15, 2008 02:59PM

I am moving to Ireland and would love to know the Irish translation of my name.

Bryna McCool
October 16, 2008 01:10PM

I was told my name in primary school, but now I dont remember it! I know my last name is Irish but I think it can still be put into Irish.
Could anyone translate my name for me please?

Claire Mc Loughlin
October 18, 2008 02:51PM

What is my name Nicole Macmillan In Irish

Nicole Macmillan
October 27, 2008 01:46PM

hey i just have a question what is my irish name

November 1, 2008 12:17PM

I'm Shelby.
Can anyone help me figure out my "irish name"?

November 16, 2008 05:45PM

just want to no is there an irish version to my name " casey".

November 20, 2008 11:13AM

can you tranzlate my name

November 20, 2008 12:06PM

please translate my name into the irish written form.
thanks !!!!!

November 20, 2008 05:24PM

I was wondering if you could translate two names for me. Ryan and Rebecca

November 27, 2008 08:17PM

what is my full name in irish need it quickly please will you tell me it now

ben peace
November 30, 2008 02:24PM

what is my name duh!

December 1, 2008 06:55PM

What is my Irish name? My English name is Jack Christy Maher

December 6, 2008 06:52PM

Hi guys I am hoping to get the correct translation of my name into Irish.

I think it is Colin O Healaigh, But I am just looking for clarification on that

Colin Heeley
December 8, 2008 04:53AM

my name is darryl

darryl flynn
December 26, 2008 07:58PM

what is jack in irish

December 27, 2008 12:45PM

how is "stormy" spelled in irish gaelic?

January 5, 2009 11:37PM

Can you translate my name into Gaelic form?
Joshua Coughlan

Joshua Coughlan
January 11, 2009 12:51PM

Why does every one need to know their names in Irish.

Jack in Gaelic is Sean as Jack is the same as John and I think is Hebrew in origin!

Risteard O h'Aoda
January 13, 2009 03:03AM

johnston in irish is mc seóin

January 16, 2009 09:30AM

can u translate = Ivan...?

January 16, 2009 11:53AM

i cant find my name anywhere can you help me?

colin byrne/healy
January 24, 2009 07:58PM

please tell me what jasmin translates to in irish gaelic


February 5, 2009 05:17AM

hi i need to know my name in irish can u please help dean colley

dean colley
February 6, 2009 07:49AM

@ Frank: The Irish for Francis is Proinsias.

@ Ben: There is no Irish equivalent of your first name. Macnamara is "Mac Conmara".

@ Olivia: Bannon = Ní Bhanáin (Uí Bhanáin if it's your husband's surname).

@ Jacob: Maybe Iacób but it would be very rare, probably only used in Irish translations of the bible.

@ Rebecca: There is no Irish version of Rebecca.

@ Colton/Jared: Unforunately not every name can be 'translated' into Irish; Colton and Jared have no equivalent.

@ Sarah Cooper: Sorcha = Sarah. I'm pretty sure Cooper is not an Irish surname.

@ AnnetteMarie Rooney: áine máire ní ruanaidh (ní if its your own name, uí if it's your husband's).

@ Mícheál: As far as I know, Furlong is not an English translation of an Irish name but is a Norman name. I have seen Irish translations but these would actually be bastardisations of the original name.

@ Paul McGrath: Pól Mac Craith

@ Ellen Black: Eíbhlín. There are some Irish surnames that mean black, but the surname Black is not a direct equivalent.

@ Bryna McCool: Nic Chumhaill if it's your own surname, Mhic Chumhaill if it's your husband's.

@ Claire McLoughlin: Clár Nic Lochlainn

@ Nicole: I think McMillan is Scottish. There's no real version of Nicole in Irish, but you could use a diminutive of Nioclás, so it'd be something like Niocláisín.

@ Briana: In Irish the male version of Brian is Briain. Briana is a modern invention so it doesn't have an Irish equivalent. You could use Briainín or Brianán maybe (see above).

@ Shelby: Shelby doesn't have an Irish equivalent.

@ Casey: In Ireland, Casey is a surname. In Irish it is Ó Cathasaigh.

@ Becky: There is no Irish equivalent.

@ Shannon: The Shannon is a river and is called An tSionainn, so I suppose you could use Sionainn.

@ Ryan: Ryan is a surname, Ó Riain. Rebecca has no equivalent.

@ Ben Peace: There is no Irish version of this name. There is an Irish surname derived from the Irish word for peace, but it is 'translated' as Sheehan, not Peace.

@ Kristy: No equivalent.

@ Jack: Seán Criostóir Ó Meachair.

@ Colin Heeley: Cóilín Ó hEalaigh is probably right.

@ Darryl Flynn: There is no Irish for Darryl. Flynn is Ó Floinn.

@ Jack: Seán

@ Stormy: Stoirmiúil

@ Joshua Coughlan: Joshua has no Irish equivalent. Coughlan is Ó Cochláin.

@ Ivan: Seeing as it's the Slavic equivalent of John, the nearest might be the Irish version - Seán or Eoin. Eoin's probably closer in sound.

@ Colin: Byrne = Ó Broin, Healy = Ó hÉilidhe/Ó hÉalaighthe/Ó hEalaigh

@ Jasmin: There is no Irish equivalent.

@ Dean Colley: Bit of a long shot, but Colley could be related to McCullough which is Mac Cú Uladh in Irish.

February 13, 2009 07:38AM

Could you please translate my name 'Lauren Clancy' for me? Thank you!

Lauren Clancy
February 17, 2009 06:27PM

Colton in Irish is O Comhaltain

February 18, 2009 12:32PM

I've found that Terry or Terrence is the sam e as Turley, but how do you write that in Irish?

Terry (male)
February 19, 2009 06:52PM

does anyone have a translation for pennycook??

February 23, 2009 05:09PM

There is no Irish translation for pennycock

February 23, 2009 05:50PM

what is my name mean in irsh

February 23, 2009 06:35PM

Im 50% irish so transelate my name smiling smiley

Megan rogers
February 23, 2009 07:36PM

germany all the way!

tyler moser
February 23, 2009 09:05PM

I know that 'Norrie' is a man's name in Scotland. I have been told that when it is given to a girl, it is the diminutive of Noreen or Nora (using the modern spellings) and that it is (or was) only used as such in the north of Ireland as it's own name. Any truth to this?

March 2, 2009 05:32PM

please i want to know if my name is mac criosta?

christie best
March 9, 2009 04:53AM

just wondering does any body know the irish name female jordan

March 9, 2009 10:36AM

This is my daughters name {carragh}

Please dont tell me it's a derivative of {cara}
meaning Friend.

because it's not , any help or ideas would be great


March 12, 2009 09:50PM

please translate

March 14, 2009 02:06PM

is there an online dictionary or something to look up irish translations of names?

March 16, 2009 09:34AM

Please translate my name

Jacquelyn Goodwin
March 17, 2009 07:56AM

do you know my name

caitlin jolene neely
March 17, 2009 11:00AM

First of all why do you do this?? It's nice of you! I am of Irish decent and for some reason lately I have been wanting to get in touch with my Irish roots!

March 20, 2009 11:37PM

i need my name in irish

Jodie Roberts
March 21, 2009 09:09PM

My last name McVeigh is a family in the McLean clan in Scotland. Is the name Irish or Scottish?
I've had it translated as Son of Life. It also may be connedted to MacBeth. Also Mac Goilla Buidhe=Son of the yellow haired servant.

Can you throw any more confusion into this? Thanks for the help. Brendan.

Brendan McVeigh
March 22, 2009 10:45AM

Please translate Mary into it's Irish form.

March 23, 2009 03:46PM

what is Jade and Maria translated into irish.. how do you spell their irish translations and how do you pronounce them .. thank you

March 25, 2009 05:35AM

can anyone tell the translation of the surname "Hall" into irish.

March 25, 2009 04:24PM


March 26, 2009 08:21PM

Hey looking for the Irish translation for my daughters name Piper. Definition pipe player or flute player
The only thing i could find was Píobaire. Please let me know if I am on the right track Thank you!

March 26, 2009 11:53PM

I know I'm Irish, just want to know what clan or family I'm from.

Annette Rose McGowan
April 1, 2009 09:49PM

I know I'm Irish, just want to know what clan or family I'm from.

Annette Rose McLeod
April 1, 2009 09:50PM

What clan am I from?

Annette Rose McLeod
April 1, 2009 09:51PM

I'm hoping to get a translation of my first 2 names I've looked everywhere, I think Albert is Ailbe but not sure.
Thanks for any input

Edwin Albert
April 3, 2009 05:24AM

pretty sure it cant be translated but have a go?

April 3, 2009 08:10AM

What is Karen translated ?

April 5, 2009 12:22PM

can u please translate this name, Brandan. thanks.

April 13, 2009 12:21AM

What might be the Irish Translation of my name, I don't Know if David Is an irish name but if so can you please let me know?

April 15, 2009 03:55PM

I need to know my nam,e in irish to fill out a form, any help?

Andrew <Magorrian
April 16, 2009 07:43PM

I need to know my nam,e in irish to fill out a form, any help?

Andrew Magorrian
April 16, 2009 07:43PM

Does AnyOne know the translation of devenney?
Its Something like 'Ni Dhubeannaigh'But i cant remember the spelling

Cliona Devenney
April 18, 2009 06:31PM

any one know what my name translated to irish is?

chaz taylor
April 28, 2009 10:04AM

transalate my name thankyou i have wonderded my hole life

April 29, 2009 08:21AM

hi, I would like to find out what the Irish for Mitchell is if anyone can help, thanks!

May 4, 2009 02:25PM

Hey winking smiley
Please Can You Translate My Name
"Caroline O Connell"
Into Irish?
Would Be Grateful.
Thanks smiling smiley

Caroline O Connell
May 16, 2009 01:54PM

please translate to irish

gerard philip
May 20, 2009 07:40AM

i need a tranalation of me and my sisters name in irish my name is Noel hers is Norene

May 27, 2009 03:10PM

My name is Claire Ingraham. I had it translated into Irish at a festival a long time ago and they told me that my first name was Ciera, but I've read the name Sorcha as a translation also. So I was wondering which it is, if either.

June 1, 2009 09:02PM

please tell me wat my name meanssmiling smiley

June 4, 2009 10:45PM

please tell me

June 7, 2009 07:25AM

translate my name plz

June 9, 2009 01:38PM

i would like to know what my name is in irish

June 9, 2009 11:06PM

I've been told its spelt Feinics but am unsire could you help me please?

June 10, 2009 06:20AM

Hi, yes i was wondering if you could translate my sons name it's Lincoln Riddle. one other thing could you please show me how it would look in Irish Gaelic?

Patty Riddle
June 11, 2009 07:47PM

Sorcha is Sarah

Claire is Clár

Phoenix translates to Fionnuisce which means clear water.

Maria and Mary translate to Máire. Pronounced as 'Mawrah' often anglicised to 'Maura'.

Karen doesn't translate

Nicole doesn't translate

I've never seen the name 'Carragh' before, it does look like a derivative of Cara. It also reminds be of Carraig meaning rock.

June 16, 2009 06:07AM

Please translate this surname;

June 22, 2009 09:55AM

my daughters mame is kristina mathews she is starting school at a gaelscoil in sept i would like to know the translation of her full name into irish before she starts


June 22, 2009 12:51PM

I have a Latin name, but to the Irish, it means angel

June 25, 2009 07:53PM

could u please translate my surname it is Murtagh

July 2, 2009 11:11AM

could you please tell me the translation of my name is in irish.

colin douglas-Langan
July 2, 2009 01:57PM

What is my name in Irish i gonna move to Ireland some day hopefully and i need to find out my name oh wait guess what? My Dad just said we are moving to Ireland i'm so excited! We are leaving next month because we will have a fairwell party and so i can get a chance to say goodbye to my friends i will be really sad to leave my old friends but will make new ones. well please send my name translation soon. THANK YOU! Nicole Barton

July 4, 2009 04:44PM

can you translate my name to irish

rachael mc bride
July 5, 2009 06:36AM

I want to get a translation of my future husbands name so i can get it into a tattoo. I want to know "Jordan" in Gaelic

July 9, 2009 01:16AM

what would my name be and is it irish???????????thankyou

July 14, 2009 06:49PM

Whats the Irish translation for Claire, Carl, and Gregg?

Claire Gordijn
July 14, 2009 06:55PM

I would like 'Jordan' translated for a tattoo-thanks

Amanda Jordan
July 15, 2009 08:59PM

I need the name translation for Josh and John. My son and husand for a tattoo. Thanks.

Jennifer Anderson
July 20, 2009 11:51AM

Please give me Irish Translation of my name Jim Tobin


Jim Tobin
August 4, 2009 10:29AM

My middle name and last i was told are both irish names i would like to know what they mean

Trisha Mariya Morey
August 7, 2009 09:38PM

Can you translate my name please, also do you know any good bed n breakfast's in Donegal? only jokin my real name is Saddam!!! ScaryDerryBoy!

Osama Bin Laden
August 8, 2009 11:14AM

Can you please translate this name: Jessica McMahan. Thanks

August 8, 2009 04:25PM

Can you please translate my name into irish thanks.

August 16, 2009 09:21AM

Margaux, Rhiana, Brittney, Bradley, Brandy, Elisha, Nathan

August 16, 2009 09:12PM

Please can you translate my surname
Go raibh maith agat!

Mc Breen
August 25, 2009 05:03PM

could you please tell me a good Irish translation for "Lauren", "Jordan", " Craig", " Mitchell" & "Zach".Thanking you.

August 26, 2009 06:07PM

change my name "morgan" into irish please and thank you

August 27, 2009 05:52AM

please translate my name.

jeff mc dermott
September 3, 2009 11:26AM

i want to know what conor o'hare is in irish

September 4, 2009 11:53AM

Can you translate Graham into Irish please

September 8, 2009 04:19AM

whats the irish translation for brendan?winking smiley

September 8, 2009 01:01PM

Mac Giolla Ghunna - what is this surname in English?

September 13, 2009 03:41PM

what is surname in irish

September 21, 2009 04:24PM

what does my name mean

elvis begley
September 29, 2009 10:06PM

johnston can be translated in irish to Mac Seain or Mac Eoin i know this because its my surname and im grandfather is fluent unlike me so thats how i found out. MacSeain is used by us and MacEoin is used by people born and raised in scotland.but you can pick what ever you like

October 3, 2009 03:28PM

wats my name in irish please?

October 5, 2009 03:16AM

wats my name in irish please?

October 5, 2009 03:16AM

translation of surname

October 10, 2009 06:37AM

how do you spell my name in the irish language

Jordan Shea
October 10, 2009 11:17AM

im looking for the irish translation of the surname 'Fitzsimons'

October 16, 2009 04:33PM

Hi, my name is Jamie

I know what my name is in irish but i am a girl.

Is there any female versions

Jamie McVey
October 19, 2009 10:56AM

could you please translate my name into irish thank you

October 19, 2009 01:36PM

What is my Irish name?
I can't find it yet and I need it before Oct.28,2009.
Thank you

October 20, 2009 02:42PM

the name Aoífe means 'beautiful' and 'radient'.
This name can be spelt Aoife, Eefa, Eoifé or Aoifa.
The orgins of this name is from Co.Dublin in Ireland.

October 21, 2009 10:38AM

What is the Irish translation of my name??

Áine McNally
October 21, 2009 01:21PM

I wann know what my name means!!!!!!!!!!!

October 22, 2009 03:26PM

What is the Irish for Ross

October 27, 2009 04:18PM

My mother's maiden name was Fallon - I have seen the Irish spelling (O'Fallamhain). What I'm curious about is what effect - if any - the "mh" has on pronunciation? Hope someone can help. Thanks.

October 27, 2009 05:12PM

Please Translate my name thankssmiling smiley

Lauren Jaye
October 28, 2009 01:06PM

Please translate my name if you can. Thanks smiling smiley

Fiona Savage
November 1, 2009 01:47AM

my name is princess wots the name in irish

November 4, 2009 09:11AM

Hi I am married to Heneghan and I'd like the correct translation for my daughter's surname. Méabh Ní....Thanks

Méabh Heneghan
November 4, 2009 10:20AM

Hi I am married to Heneghan and I'd like the correct translation for my daughter's surname.
Méabh Ní....

Méabh Heneghan
November 4, 2009 10:23AM

My name is Paul Gilmartin. Can someone translate my first and last namee into Irish Gaelic?? Gilmartin.Can som Can some

November 15, 2009 01:20AM

Can someone please tell me the Irish for Ben I need it asap

November 15, 2009 11:15AM

I am looking for the translation of this name please

Rosemount Park
November 16, 2009 07:48AM


claire lagan
November 20, 2009 09:15PM

please traslate my name into gaelic its for a tattoo

whitney dalzell
November 22, 2009 09:30PM

please write my name (sheena) in irish

November 25, 2009 12:09PM

Mag Shamhráin

November 27, 2009 03:25PM

Conor Concobhar
Adam Adhamh
David Dáivi, Daithi
Ben Beircheart
Ross Ros
Samuel/Sam Sorley
Brandon Breandan
Claire Clár

Here is the ones that I know.

November 28, 2009 11:31PM

Also for Sheena, I'm going to guess Sháuna, its the female form of Sean

November 28, 2009 11:39PM

kristy hunt is my mom's name and i need it translated for a birthday preasent

Kristy Kershner
December 2, 2009 12:33AM

Sheena is a transliteration of a Scottish Gaelic name, Sìne, which I think is the Scots Gaelic form of Jane, if I'm not mistaken. You could write it Síne to make it more Irish (grave accent).

Lagan can be a form of the Scots name Logan or of McLagan, in which case it would be spelt (in Irish) as Mac Giolla Adhagáin. The female form would be Nic Giolla Adhagáin. I think. I'm no authority.

Paul Gilmartin could be Pól Mac Giolla Máirtín. or Pól Mac Giolla Mhártain.

Maeve Heneghan would be Méabh Ní hEidhneacháin or Meadhbh Ní hEidhneacháin. Meadhbh is the older form of the name, which was originally written Medb in Old Irish.

"mh" in Irish can be pronounced as "v" or "w" as in English, or it can be a blank... it usually nasalises vowels as well...

that is all for now... i'll try to add more later. Pete

Pete McLaughlin
December 12, 2009 03:43AM

to Amy Fitzsimmon: your surname is Nic Síomóin, the female form. The male form would be Mac Síomóin. I'm not sure what the Irish form of Amy is, perhaps Aime? I doubt there is an organic Irish form of the name. I know that Amy comes from French Aimée, which means "loved"... I think the Irish masculine name Caoimhín or Caoimhghin means the same thing. I don't know if there is a feminine equivalent.

to Fiona Savage: your name would be Fiona Ní Shabháin, or Fiona Ní Sabháin, depending on dialect, I think... where is Father Dineen when we need him...

to Elvis Begley: your surname would be Ó Beaglaoich. There was a St Elvis who was Irish, I'm not sure what the Irish language form of his name would be...

more when I have more time


Pete McLaughlin
December 12, 2009 10:05AM

what is this in irish can you help " colley "

December 13, 2009 03:09PM

Please translate my name, gracias

Wendy Tapia
December 14, 2009 02:00PM

i need translate surnames into irish for a projec;

December 16, 2009 11:55AM

I want to know what Jimmy becomes in Irish

December 22, 2009 04:32PM

hi i am looking to get my last name "mcdermott" in Irish Gaelic would any one know what the translation is??? great help thx e-mail me at this would be great thank you

arlen mcdermott
December 27, 2009 01:27PM

I'd like too know what my name would be in Irish,
the Joshua name is a bit different.

Joshua O'Brien
December 29, 2009 03:07AM

is there an irish translation for my name?

January 2, 2010 11:37AM

Hello could you please translate my name "Ellen Matthews" into irish

Thanks smiling smiley

Ellen Matthews
January 11, 2010 12:35PM

I need to translate my girlfriends name into Irish, please help

Yvette brady
January 14, 2010 10:45AM

Hi, I am Irish, my name is Clár Ni hAimheargain. I married an American man, his name is Nathaniel
Wheatley. I only ever met one person in Eire with the surname Wheatley and she was Protestant so I never asked her if there was an Irish translation for Wheatley.. What do you think, is there one? I doubt there's anything for Nathaniel, but it would be brilliant if there was something.. -maybe we could recycle his name for the next generation if there was an Irish version winking smiley I think that you are great for helping all these people with the translations of their names, it would be difficult for them to research otherwise. Good Karma coming your way. Go raibh mile maith agat!!

January 22, 2010 10:30PM

Hi, I am Irish, my name is Clár Ni hAimheargain. I married an American man, his name is Nathaniel
Wheatley. I only ever met one person in Eire with the surname Wheatley and she was Protestant so I never asked her if there was an Irish translation for Wheatley.. What do you think, is there one? I doubt there's anything for Nathaniel, but it would be brilliant if there was something..I think that you are great for helping all these people with the translations of their names, it would be difficult for them to research otherwise. Good Karma coming your way. Go raibh mile maith agat!!

January 22, 2010 10:36PM

Hi, I am Irish, my name is Clár Ni hAimheargain. I married an American man, his name is Nathaniel
Wheatley. I only ever met one person in Eire with the surname Wheatley and I never asked her if there was an Irish translation for Wheatley.. What do you think? is there one? I doubt there's anything for Nathaniel, but it would be brilliant if there was. I think that you are great for helping all these people with the translations of their names. Good Karma coming your way. Go raibh mile maith agat!!

January 22, 2010 10:41PM

Hi, I am Irish, my name is Clár Ni hAimheargain. I married an American man, his name is Nathaniel
Wheatley. I only ever met one person in Eire with the surname Wheatley and I never asked her if there was an Irish translation for Wheatley.. What do you think? is there one? I doubt there's anything for Nathaniel, but it would be brilliant if there was. I think that you are great for helping all these people with the translations of their names. Good Karma coming your way. Go raibh mile maith agat!!

January 22, 2010 10:41PM

can Mooney b translated 2 irish 4 me

January 27, 2010 08:20PM

can jason quinn be translatated??

jason quinn
January 29, 2010 05:02AM

I know its not a name but i can't find anywhere else to translate the words for red hawk. If you can that would be great.
Thank you so much smiling smiley.

Red Hawk
January 31, 2010 06:42PM

I'm doing a study for Google Translate and wondered what Ben is in Irish, I will give you the link to Google Brain if you can translate it for my site!

Google Translate moderator
February 9, 2010 02:36PM

I'm doing a study for Google Translate and wondered what Ben is in Irish, I will give you the link to Google Brain if you can translate it for my site!

Google Translate
February 9, 2010 02:38PM

Please translate Leanne into Irish for me thanks a bunch grinning smiley

February 12, 2010 12:47AM

What is my name in irish?

Jane Gibbons
February 12, 2010 01:26AM

what is my irish name?? And what is the irish name for ivan??

February 15, 2010 01:49AM

give me my irish name, haha

dana cardinal
February 23, 2010 12:15PM

what does Ni Chiobhain mean in english?

February 28, 2010 05:14AM

Hi could you please translate my name into irish

March 2, 2010 06:34AM

Could somebody please tell me if there is an irish translation for the surname 'Slade' and if so, what is it?

Go raibh maith agat.

March 5, 2010 03:09PM

Could you please tell me what my name is in irish
Patricia O'Neill Maher



Patricia O'Neill Maher
March 6, 2010 02:26PM

What's my name in Irish?
I'm not sure if it would translate, but my first name is Aeriel.

March 6, 2010 11:26PM

ummm please translate my name i guess

March 7, 2010 01:04PM

Could you translate Finnegan..I had it done year ago but looking to get a tattoo and forget it.

March 7, 2010 10:54PM

what is my name in irish?

Philomena o Callaghan
March 13, 2010 02:38AM

could you translation my name

Orlaith Devenny
March 14, 2010 05:19AM

Johnston = neighborhood or "town of John" . I saw such a neighborhood in Cork, I believe. The name, however wasn't translated on the streetsign- just "Johnston".
However, could it possibly be Baile Shéan ? or a bit Anglicized as Ballyhawn?

Brian of Arcadia
March 14, 2010 12:45PM

could someone pleaassee help me.....what is Flavin in is a toughy!

March 15, 2010 11:58AM

Trent Moroney
Send to if u could thanks.

March 15, 2010 01:05PM

send it to thanks

Kevin Miley
March 15, 2010 01:24PM

please translate my name 0 i guess tanya is tanya!!

is it mac or nic?

Tanya Mc Brearty
March 16, 2010 04:55PM

can you translate mine,it's Karen Ni ___

Karen Freehill
March 16, 2010 04:58PM

jodie in irish gaelic pls xx

March 17, 2010 10:31AM

Does Howard have an irish translation?

March 17, 2010 06:20PM

Please translate my name to Irish.

Carrie Ann Morey

Carrie Ann
March 18, 2010 12:18PM

Seeing as it is the end of Seachtain na Gaeilge and I need some kharma,,,,

Seems to be a great facination with 'translating' names into Irish. What you have to remember is that Irish names are intrinsic... for example the name Áine is often anglecised to Anne but actually it has been shown to be a much older name than the Hebrew version and was just linked because they sounded similar. In reality it means radiance or spark of life and she was a pagan godess (she was also known to be the Queen of the Fairies of Munster, but that's up to you ;o) )

So for some of you there may be names that are similar or have been linked for phonetic reasons but mostly what will happen is that the name should be broken down and then translated. So for example Jodie your name is of Hebrew origin and means from Judea or Jewish,,, therefore the Irish word (or focal as gaeilge) would be Giúdach. (Gweedoch. Karen yours again could be broken down to Ní Cnocsaor... it doesn't really work but... by the way usually phrases like that are reversed so actuall hill comes before free,, as always the Irish are backwords!

Howard your name is of old english origin and means 'noble watchman'... so in irish this could be Garda-uasal.. It doesn't exactly roll of the tongue....

Where in some cases names were Irish and then anglecised so Arlen "mcdermott" would translate to Mac Diarmuida, meaning Son of Diarmuid (you should look up the story of Diarmuid and Gráinne, it's a good one!)

Finnegan I'm not sure if you are using Finnegan as your First name or Surname.. If it's your Surname as it is used in Ireland the name is Ó Fionnagáin meaning of Fionn, a first name meaning 'Fair'.. in this regard that would be a good option if Finnegan is your first name? The legend of Fionn is a good read.

Patricia, that's a whole lotta Irish names in a row! Páidrigín Ó Neill - Ó Meachair. (Pawdrigeen Oh Neill - Oh Mackeir)

Kevin your first name is very much Irish and was Caoimhín (Kweeveen) and then 'englished' up. Check out St. Kevin of Glendalough, it's one of the most beautiful places in Leinster. Your surname is also Irish - Ó Maolmhuaidh (Oh Mweal..vweigh)... can mean of the noble or of the big and soft guy - I'll let you pick one.

Again, Orlaith your name is already Irish (although it can be also be spelt Órla) and means Golden Queen yawning smiley) Your surname seems to be a variation of Devaney which was originally Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibheannaigh ‘descendant of Duibheannach’ (That would be pronounced as Oh Duv-knock). Not sure where Duibheannaigh comes in but Dubh = Black and Eanach = Marsh. It's an Ulster name, originating in Armagh.

Trent your surname is the anglicised form of the Irish surname Ó Maolruanaidh (Oh Mwealroonah) ‘descendant of Maolruanaidh’, a personal name meaning ‘devotee of (Saint) Ruanaidh'. Your first name is of Latin origin and means 'Rushing Waters' (river Trent in England) Uisce-deifir would be the only thing I can come up with in that case... Uisce (ishka) is the Irish for water and deifer (deafer) is to rush...

Rosemary = would become double barrel Rós-Muire or Rós-Máire

Tanya Mc Brearty - Tanya your surname seems to be Scottish so maybe a Scots Gaelic rather than an 'As Gaeilge' forum would be better? The same goes for you, Carrie-Ann it I would presume your family comes from Moray in Scotland... But regardless of the surname the rules are the same

Ní is for a single woman or woman using her maiden name (i.e. Miss - it is for iníon which means daughter.. so Ní Chonnaill really means daughter of Connaill. The anglicised version would be O'Connell)

Uí is for a married woman (i.e. Mrs. - it is short for Bean Uí meaning "woman of" (yawning smileyS)... so Uí Chonnaill means woman of Connaill, but really wife of Chonnaill)

For most male names the surname would be preceeded by Ó so O'Connell would become Ó Chonnaill

The exception to the above is where surnames are Mc's or Mac's.

Not sure if everyone with this name is aware but, Mac is the irish word for son (Mc just being a shortened anglicised version) so for the males it stays the same but for the females it becomes Nic - going back to iníon, being the Irish for daughter.

March 19, 2010 05:40PM

Can you translate Irwin for me

March 19, 2010 06:21PM

Irwin is Scottish, most of the Irwins who lived in Ireland were Scottish 'planters'. Check []

March 20, 2010 12:49PM

Yep I am aware of that but when I was in primary school one of my teachers translated it for me and dont remember what it was. Did she just make it up because we all had to spell our name in Irish or is there an actual translation!!

J Irwin
March 22, 2010 06:42PM

wats my name in irish

andrew o byrne
March 23, 2010 10:20AM

Translate my name please!!

Ashleigh Coburn
March 23, 2010 11:08AM

Well J by everyone has to have their name 'translated' to irish for primary school records, My sister had to recently translate Abdul Kumwattee into Irish.... the results were..em... interesting. Where the name was not previously Irish they get the meaning of the name and then translate that meaning into Irish or link them to old Irish names which are phonetically similar.... In your case Ó Eiremhóin could have been linked to Irvin (for phonetic reasons).. otherwise maybe your teacher could have figured out the Scots Gaelic for the town Irvin and used that?

Andrew your name would be Andriú Ó Broin. Easy yawning smiley)

Well the meaning of your name breaks down to Ash Tree Meadow - Roosters Stream,,, which sounds more like an native indian name,,,, móinéar -Meadow Fuinseog - Ash Tree sruth - Stream coileach - Rooster (in Irish the words go 'backwords' (lunch box = bosca lón) so if you want to mesh a few of those together you could come up with something. If you want your name just spelt as it sounds it would be Aislaí Cóbeirn (?) I think that could work for you!

March 23, 2010 01:10PM


March 24, 2010 07:09PM

what is my name in Irish Gaelic?


March 27, 2010 12:58PM

I was born in Dublin, I moved to Australia when I was young and all my life, in school and Uni I've been called Josh or Joshua.

So i would say Oisín is alright for a translation for Joshua.

The actual translation for Joshua (from Yahushua) in Irish is actually Íosa, but that literally means Jesus.

Me personally, I prefer to go by Joshua as Oisín rather than walking around saying im Jesus.. ha!

Hope I helped

Oisín Séamus Ó Ceallaigh
March 28, 2010 08:06PM

I would like to know the irish version of the surname Chapman. My first name, I already know to be Reamann.

March 28, 2010 08:48PM

can you translate my name into irish

caolan morgan
March 29, 2010 03:41PM

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