Friday 1 May 2020

Irish Saints' Names - May

Another offering from the Australian press on suggestions for good Irish names, this time looking at the saints of May:

Irish Saints' Names.

There are many who think that the Irish saints are only a few, and. so their choice of names for their children is very small. Week by week, a list will be given. The name will he spelt as in Irish and the English equivalent will be given in brackets. The sex is marked m. for males, and f. for females. Only one name is given for each day, but more could be given. Year of death as below.


1. Oissin (Oissen), m., Clonard, 654.
2. Ultan (Ultan), m., 576.
3. Scannall (Scannall), m.
4. Mocua (Mochua), m.
5. Faolan (Faelan), m., Lambeg, Lisburn.
6. Colman (Colman), m.
7. Mocuatoc (Cronan), m., 618.
8. Breandann (Brendan), m.
9. Sanctan (Sanctan), bishop.
10. Comgall (Comgall), m., Bangor, 602.
11. Cormac (Cormac), m.
12. Bearnasca (Bavnasca), m., Tullyleash.
13. Ceallac (Kellach), m., Mooncoin.
14. Mocuda (Carthage), m., Lismore, 537.
15. Damnat (Daphne or Dympna), f., Ghent, Belgium.
16. Brendan (Brendan), m., Clonfert, 577.
17. Criotan (Critan), m., Mahu Island, Down.
18. Agna (Eina), f., Drumdart; Leitrim.
19. Riceall (Richela or Kinia), f., feast also on Feb. 1, in Tyrone, 480.
20. Colman (Colman), m., Derrymore, Eliogarty, 7th century.
21. Barrfinn (Finnbarr), m., Drumcullen, 6th century; also at Kilbarron, Donegal.
22. Ronan (Ronan), m., Iveagh, Down.
23. Moninne (Moninia), f.
24. Derbile (Dervila), f.
25. Duncad (Duncan), m., Iona, 717.
26. Colman Stellan (Colman Stellan), m.,Terryglass, 624.
27. Moelan (Melan), m., Stanore, Cavan.
28. Cummain (Cumania), f., Derry.
29. Briuinseae (Bruinsha), f., Moytra, Longford.
30. Gobban (Goban), m.
31. Maolodrain (Meloran), m.

 Southern Cross, Friday 1 May 1914, page 23

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