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Irish Names from the Middle Ages – Dubchoblaig, Flaithbertach, Mór, Nuadu

I’ve always thought of mór (as in an Gorta Mór) simply as an Irish vocabulary word. So I was a bit surprised to learn that it was once used as a female name:

In the late middle ages, the name Mór (meaning great or big) was very popular for a woman. Although given the 21st­ century obsession with being skinny, it’s diffi­cult to see that one making a comeback.

That quote comes from The Name Game by Bernice Mulligan, published in yesterday’s Irish Independent.

According to Irish Names by Donnchadh Ó Corráin and Fidelma Maguire, the following names were also popular in Ireland during the Middle Ages:

Female Male
Affraic
Barrdub
Caíntigern
Dubchoblaig
Echrad
Forbflaith
Gormlaith
Lerben
Márgrég
Nárbflaith
Órnat
Ragnailt
Suaibsech
Tailltiu
Uallach
Anmchaid
Báethgalach
Cuilén
Donndubán
Echmhílidh
Flaithbertach
Gáethíne
Loingsech
Mathgamain
Nuadu
Ólchobar
Rechtabra
Sitric
Tairdelbach
Uillec

And I thought modern Irish names were intimidating.