Monday 3 August 2020

Irish Saints' Names - August

Another selection from 1914 of Irish saints, this time of those whose feasts fall in the month of August, offered as suggestions for naming children:

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 be 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. Saran (Saran) m., Bangor, 742.
2. Comgan (Comgan) m.
3. Trea (Trea) f., Ardtrea.
4. Molua (Molua) m. Slieve Bloom and Killaloe, 623.
5. Moliba (Moliba) m., at Gort Cirbe.
6. Mocua (Mochua) m., Olondalkin, 631.
7. Cronan (Cronan), m., Moville, 650.
8. Daire (Dera), f.
9. Nati (Nahi), m., Leyney, Sligo, 618.
10. Cuimin (Cumman), m., Drumbre.
11. Donnan (Donnan), brother of St. Kevin.
12. Molaisse (Molaise), m., Inishmurray.
13. Eimear (Ivor), bp., Armagh, 1134.
14. Fachtnan (Fachtna), m., Ross, 588.
15. Aedh MacCarten (Aedh), m., Clogher.
16. Lugan (Luan), m.
17. Teimnen (Teinen), m., Annagaesan, Louth.
18. Ernin (Ernan), m., Rathnen, 635.
19 Mocta (Mochta), bp., Louth, 535,
20. Lasair (Lasara), f., in Co. Meath.
21. Sionac (Senach), m., Clonard, 588.
22. Aindrias (Andrew), brother of St. Donatus, Fiesole, Italy.
23. Ergan (Euginius or Owen), bp., Ardstraw, 618.
24. Rodan (Rodan), m., Murrisk.
25. Michen (Michan), m., Dublin.
26. Farlan (Farlan), m., Fartullagh,Westmeath.
27. Usaille (Auxilius), bp., Kilossy.
28. Fulimid (Felimy), King of Munster.
29. Vindic (Finnan), m., Tynan, Armagh.
30 Fiuria (Fiuchra or Fiacre), Meaux, France, 650.
31. Aedan (Aidan), Lindisfarne, England,

 Southern Cross (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1954), Friday 7 August 1914, page 8
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