Holland

Origin: Dutch, English, Irish Meaning: from Middle Dutch holtland meaning “wooded land” or “wood land”. It’s also derived from an English locational name meaning “ridge land”. I’ve also seen it as being an Anglicized form of Gaelic surname O’hÓileáin from personal name Faolan meaning “wolf”, or the Anglicized form of Ó’hUallacháin meaning “descendent of Uallachán”, the latter meaning…

Rainey

Origin: Gaelic, English Meaning: from what I could find, it’s a Scottish or Irish surname, the Anglicized form of Gaelic O’Raighne meaning “descendent of Raonull”, the latter being either a form of Ronald which means “advice,counsel +power,ruler” or a form of Reynold meaning “advice+rule”. It can also be a variant spelling of English rainy. Variants:…

Riley

Origin: English, Irish Meaning: from an English surname meaning “rye clearing”. It’s also a variant spelling of Reilly, an Irish surname of unknown meaning from given name Raghailleach, though I have seen it listed as possibly meaning “valiant” or “courageous”. Variants: Reilly, Ryley, Rylie, Rylee, Ryleigh

Tracy

Origin: English, Irish Meaning: an English surname derived from a Norman-French place meaning “domain belonging to Thracius”, the latter meaning “of Thracia”. It also has a separate origin as an Irish surname, from Gaelic O’Treasaigh meaning “descendant of the war-like one”. Tracy has also been used as a short form of Theresa, either meaning “summer”…

Madigan

Origin: Irish Meaning: Anglicized form of Irish surname Ó Madaidhín meaning “descendant of Madaihín”, the latter meaning “dog, mastiff” from Irish madadh. Variants: Madden

Ferguson

Origin: Irish, Scottish Meaning: a Gaelic surname meaning “son of Fergus”, Fergus being a personal name meaning “man of vigor” or “man of force”.

Christie

Origin: English, Irish, Scottish Meaning: a diminutive of Christopher and Christine/Christina meaning “bearing Christ”. Variants: Kristie, Kristy, Christy,

Gillian

Origin: English, Irish Meaning: a medieval English feminine form of Julian, derived from Julius, which either means “downy-bearded” or else is related to Jupiter, composed from elements dyeus meaning “shine” or “sky” and pater “father”. It’s also an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gileáin meaning “son of Gileán”, the latter derived from personal name Gealán, a diminutive of geal meaning…

Brigid

Origin: Irish Meaning: I’ve seen it listed as meaning “exalted one”, but also coming from Celtic brig/brigant meaning “high” or briga meaning “might” and “power”. Variants: Brighid, Bridget, Bridgette, Bride, Brid, Breda; Brigitta, Brigitte, Birgitta, Britta, Brigida In Irish mythology, Brigid is one of the triple goddess and ruled over healing, poetry and smithcraft.

Moran

Origin: Hebrew, Irish, Spanish מוֹרָן (Hebrew) Meaning: a unisex Hebrew name meaning “viburnum shrub”. It’s also an Anglicized form of Irish surnames O’Morain and O’Moghrain meaning “descendant of Móran”, Móran being a diminutive of Mór meaning “large” or “great”. Moran is also a Spanish surname, a habitational surname denoting those who came from a town…

Hanan

Origin: Hebrew, Arabic, Irish חָנָן (Ancient Hebrew)- Chanan حنان (Arabic)- Hanan Meaning: a masculine Hebrew name meaning “gracious”; there are several minor figures in the Bible with the name. It’s also a feminine Arabic name meaning “mercy, compassion”. Hanan could also be a variant spelling of Irish Hannan from a Gaelic surname of unknown meaning.

Shannon

Origin: Irish Meaning: It may be related to Old Irish sen meaning “old, ancient” and abhainn meaning “river”. I’ve also seen it listed as meaning “wise”. It’s also the Anglicization of Gaelic surname Ó Seanáin meaning “descendant of Seanán”, the latter meaning “old”. It could also be related to O’Sionain, referring to someone who worked with straw. As well as also…

Ida

Origin: Germanic, Greek, Old Norse, Irish, Hindu, Japanese Meaning: a multicultural name with many meanings, Ida is from the Germanic element id meaning “work, labor”. It’s also a Greek feminine name, the name of a mountain on the island of Crete, the birthplace of the Greek god Zeus, as well as being the name of the nymph…

Sheridan

Origin: Irish Meaning: an Irish surname, the Anglicized form of Ó Sirideáin meaning “descendant of Sirideán”, the latter having several possible meanings: “searcher”, “wild man” or meaning “elf” with the diminutive suffix -an. I’ve also seen it as meaning “peaceful”.  

Bronte

Origin: Irish, Greek Βροντη (Greek) Meaning: an Irish surname, the Anglicized form of Ó Proinntigh meaning “descendant of Proinnteach”, the latter meaning “bestower”. Usually spelled Brontë. Spelled Brontê, it’s the name of the Greek goddess of thunder whose name also means “thunder”, who along with her sister Astrapê the goddess of lightning (whose name also means lightning)…

Keegan

Origin: Irish Meaning: an Anglicized form of Gaelic surname Mac Aodhagáin meaning “descendant/son of Aodhagáin”, the latter being a double diminutive of Aodh meaning fire so it would mean “little fire”. Variants: Keagan, Kegan

Sullivan

Origin: Irish Meaning: an Anglicized form of Súilleabháin from Irish surname Ó Súilleabháin meaning “descendant of Súilleabháin”, Súilleabháin meaning “little dark eye” from Irish elements súil “eye” + dubh “black” and the diminutive suffix -án. Sully is a diminutive form of the name.

Lassarina

Origin: Irish Meaning: an Anglicized form of Lasairfhiona, composed of elements lasair meaning “flame” and fion meaning “wine”, essentially meaning “flame of wine”. Lassarina is another name for the Irish goddess Lasair (whose name means flame). Part of a goddess triad (her sisters being Inghean Bhuidhe and Latiaran) who presided over the growing, ripening and harvesting of the crops….

Lark, Larkspur, & Larkin

Origin: English, Irish Meaning: Lark is the name of a type of bird, as well as a word meaning “to have fun, to frolic”, “to behave mischievously, to play pranks”, “a source of or a quest for adventure or amusement”. Lark is also a nickname for a merry, cheerful person, as well as an occupational…

Corrigan

Origin: Irish Meaning: an Anglicized form of Irish surname O’Corragain meaning “descendant of Corrigan”, the latter meaning either “spear” or “pointed”. Spelled Korrigan, it becomes a creature in Breton folklore; a korrigan is a fairy or dwarf-like creature meaning “small dwarf”. Variants: Currigan, Courigan, Corocan, Carrigan