Wednesday 3 February 2021

Irish Saints Names- February

The February selection of Irish saints' names as suggestions for naming children, published in the Australian press in 1914. We find six female saints as well as two abbots of Iona among them:

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, not but more could be given. Year of death as below.

1. Brigid (Brigid), f., at Kildare, 523.
2. Finnech (Finnia), f., Killinchy, Down.
3. Caoilfionn (Kealin), f.
4. Lomman (Loman), m., at Lough Gill.
5. Liadnan (Lianan), m., Fore.
6. Lalloc (Laloca), f., Tirerril, Sligo. 
7. Tressan (Tressan), m., Avenay, France, 7th century.
8. Colman (Colman), m., Clonard, 653.
9. Cronon (Cronon), m., Waterford.
10. Derluge (Derlua), f.
11. Gobnat (Gobnat), f., Ballyvourney.
12. Siadal (Shiel), m., Dublin, 785.
13. Modomnoc (Downog), m., Tibroughney, Kilkenny, 6th century.
14. Mancan (Manachan), m., Mohill. 7th century.
15. Bearac (Berach), m., Cloncraft, Roscommon, 7th century. 
16. Roibne (Revny), m.
17. Oissen (Oisian), m., Trim. 686.
18. Molibba (Moliba), m., Annahill, also on 26th December.
19. Baitin (Baethen), m., Tibohine, 592. 
20. Colcu (Colga), m., Kilcolgan, 794
21. Fionutan (Finutan), m., Clonfert.
22. Maelbrigde (Melbride), m., abbot of Iona, 927.
23. Finnen (Finnan), m., Clonard.
24. Cuimine (Cummian), m., abbot of Iona, 669.
25. Croine (Cronia), f., Tallaght.
26. Aodlug (Aelu), Clonmacnoise, 651.
27. Comgan (Comgan), m., Killashin, 570. 
 Southern Cross (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1954), Friday 6 February 1914, page 6

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