Gráinne - The English form is Grania or Grace, as in the 16th century Grace O'Malley - 1
Labhaoise - The English form is Louisa. The name Louisa appears in England in 1646 and was common in the 18th century. The name spread to Ireland around the same time. - 1
Máire - This name was not common before the 17th century out of reverence for the mother of Jesus. - 1
Nuala - 2
Aichlinn - There was a harper named Aichlinn in Belfast in 1792, which is outside of the period - 1
Brian - 2
Cadhla - "Handsome" - Cadhla was an archbishop of Tuam in 1539 who represented Rory O'Conor, the last high king of Ireland. - 1
Cathal - 2
Conn - 2
Conor - 2
Cormac - 2
Donnell - 2
Donough - 2
Eochaidh - 2
Feardorcha - "A dark man" - The name was popular in the 16th century. It was anglicized as Ferdinand and Frederick. - 1
Fiach - 2
Hugh - 2
Manus - 2
Maolmhuire - 2
Murrough - 2
Niall - 2
Phelim - 2
Rory - 2
Sean - 2
Shane - 2
Tadhg - 2
Turlough - 2
1 - Book of Irish Names: First, Family, and Place Names, Ronan Coghlan, Ida Grehan, P.W. Joyce, New York: Sterling Publishing Co. Inc., 1989.
2 - New Worlds, Lost Worlds: The Rule of the Tudors, 1485 - 1603, Susan Brigden, New York: Viking, 2000.
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