BAIRNSLEY  HIGHLANDS

FEMALE CALF NAMES

Female
Names
Male Names
Descriptive Names


  NAME MEANING
A A Bhuidhe Aillidh yellow beauty
  Afton a Scottish river
  Aideen ('ay' - 'deen') fire
  Aigeannach lively
  Aileach rocky place
  Aileas Alice
  Aileen ('ay' - 'leen') Helen
  Ailleagan jewel
  Ailsa ('ale' - 'sa') island
  Ainslie one meadow
  Airleahach fancy
  Aisling dream
  Alainn elegant, beautiful, splendid
  Albannach Scottish
  Aleine ('a-lane') sunbeam
  Annag Ruadh red Anna (Anna = 'full of grace')
  Annasach rare, unusual
  An Spideag slender female
  An Uiseag the skylark
  Argante ('are + gant + ti') Celtic goddess,  place of joy and celebration
B Banail feminine
  Barabhalla Barbara (parapet)
  Banarach milkmaid
  Bean wife, woman
  Beannaichte blessed
  Bedelia mighty, powerful
  Beitidh pet name of Elisaid or Elasaid (forms of Elizabeth)
  Briagha beautiful, lovely
  Blathan blossom, bloom
  Blodwen white flower
  Boann ('bo' - 'an') goddess of food & fertility ('bo' = cow)
  Boidheach pretty
  Boirionn female, feminine
  Brannagh raven, dark
  Brianne ('bree + anne') beautiful maiden
  Bridie, Brighid, Breda, Birgitta Celtic goddess (= power, vigour, virtue)
  Brollachan ('broll + ach + hawn') a spirit figure from the Scottish highlands
  Bruadaran, Bruadair dream
C Cadrann rowan berry
  Cargairean darling (or whisper)
  Caileag, Caleagan girl
  Cailleach wife of a god (had 7 husbands & 50 children)
  Cairdeil friendly
  Caitin willow blossom
  Calmain dove
  Camhanaiche dawn
  Canach mountain down
  Carlin little champion
  Cathbodua ('cah + bo + dwa') Celtic war goddess (= victorious in war)
  Casair sea drift
  Casan feet
  Ceilidh ('kale-ee') social gathering
  Chaisfhionn white feet
  Ceannsaich tame, quiet
  Ceasg ('cask') name of a Scottish mermaid who gave 3 wishes
  Ceit Kate
  Claggan fertile field
  Cluasag pillow
  Conailbhe goddess
  Corichean Corries
  Craobhag small tree
  Creidne a female Celtic warrior (= honour, faith)
  Cruinneag neat, tidy girl
D Dacey southern girl
  Dara, Deri oak grove
  Davina, Daimhin little deer
  Dara oak
  Deirdre ('dear+dree') female in Celtic folk law (may mean 'end')
  Diorbhail Dorothy
  Dochais hope
  Donalda female form of Domhnul (= ruler of the world)
  Drusilla magic
  Duaisean prize
  Duana dark haired
  Dubh Lacha ('do+loch+a') black, beautiful girl
E Eamag Emily
  Eamhair ('ayve+er') twin
  Eilidh Helen (hind)
  Eiteag fair maid
  Elspeth, Ealasaid, Elasaid Elizabeth (= God if my oath)
  Enya flame, brightness
  Euna Juno
F Fabharach favourable
  Fainche ('fan+che' or 'fine+che') raven or wanderer
  Fairin, Fairing present
  Faoilte delight
  Faragher supreme choice
  Fearghachd anger
  Fearna Alder
  Feorag squirrel
  Ferelith perfect princess
  Ferlie a wonder, marvellous
  Finola, Fenella fair shoulders
  Fiochag little angry one
  Flaitheas ('flah+hish') sovereignty, or princely generosity
  Flanna bright red
  Fogharan autumn
  Fosadh steadiness
  Fraoch Heather
  Freen friend
G Gaidhealach Highland
  Gallus ('gallous') daring, cheeky, reckless
  Galshachs ('gal-shaCHs') sweets, cakes
  Glenys, Glynys girl of the valley
  Golach ('goll-aCH') a beetle
  Grainach sunny
  Grainel green field
  Grainne ('graw+nya') the loved one
  Gruagach long haired girl, maiden
  Gwenonwyn (gwen+on+win') lily of the valley
I Ial gleam of sunshine
  Ialach shinning fur
  Ialuinn honeysuckle
  Iarmailt sky, heavens
  Iona ('eye-o+na') a Scottish island (may mean 'blessed' or 'violet')
  Ionmholta praiseworthy
  Iseabeal ('ish+a+bale'), Sibeal Elizabeth
  Isla ('I'll+a') name of a Scottish river (may mean 'a rocky place')
J Jeelie jelly, jam
K Kalin ('kay+lin'), Keelin slender & fair/pure
  Kirstie Christina
  Kyla so beautiful only poets could describe her
  Kyna ('key+na') best, champion, star
L Lachtna ('lach'-'na') milkiness, pure as milk
  Laghach pretty, nice
  Lana darling
  Laochag little heroine
  Lasair ('lass+air') flame, blaze of fire or sunlight
  Leal ('leel') loyal, faithful
  Lear-Ghaoth sea wind
  Lesley, Lesslyn protector of the grey fort
  Lianag meadow
M Mab, Madhbh one who can cause great joy
  Maighdean maiden
  Mairi Mary
  Maiseach beautiful
  Moina soft & grassy
  Moiteil proud
  Molly Mary
  Morag ('more' - 'ag') great
  Morag Og ('more+ag' 'og') great young one
  Muirneag darling girl
N Nadurrach natural
  Navlin = Newlyn, means protector of the grey fort
  Neila, Nelda, Nilda female champion
  Neo-Abhaisteach unusual
  Neoinean (or Neonag) Daisy
  Newlyn ('new+lin') holy pool, healing waters
  Nighean damsel
  Nigheanag little girl
  Niseag little Ness
  Nuala ('noo+ala') fair shouldered, exceptionally lovely
O Orla ('or-la') golden princess
  Ostag hostess
P Peallach shaggy
  Peigi Peggy
  Polly = Molly or Mary
  Priseal valuable, prized
  Proiseag proud little
Q Quigley, Quillan beautiful shape
R Raghnaid feminine of Randal meaning great power
  Raineach fern
  Rainaild Rachel
  Regan a king's child
  Rhona ('ro+na') a beautiful women by the sea (' a seal woman')
  Ribhunn, Ribhinnean maiden, girl (poetic)
  Riomach beautiful, elegant
  Rionach ('ree+in+a') like a queen
  Robag slut
  Ronnachmore great fern place
S Sandaidh Sandy
  Saraid ('sor' - 'id') best, surpassing all
  Sassenach ('sass-en-aCH') jovial name for an English person (Saxon)
  Scathach Great female Scottish warrior (shadowy one)
  Seasmhach lasting, durable
  Seonaid ('shone+aid') Jeanette ('God is gracious')
  Seud jewel, precious stone
  Sgiamhach beautiful
  Sgionaich ('skee-on-aCH') person from Skye
  Sileas Cicely
  Sineag little Jean
  Sionnach fox
  Sitheil peaceful
  Siusaidh Susan
  Skye island in Scotland
  Smachdail bossy
  Sitheil peaceful
  Sobrach primrose
  Socair gentle
  Soire Bheag little vessel
  Solta docile
  Somalta placid
  Sonasag, Sonsie ('sonce-ee') happy, little female
  Sorcha ('sor+ha') brightness, light
  Speachag venomous little creature
  Sunndach cheerful, lively
  Stoater exceptional example of its kind
  Stracht ('straCHt') straight
  Stuamaig modest female
  Suairceag gentle one
T Tearc rare
  Tebhach, Riabhag brindled female
U Uaibhreach proud
  Uilleag Wilma
 

Female
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Male
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Descriptive
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References

1) Traditional Gaelic Girl Names - web page with a short list of male names, pronunciations and meanings.

2) Scottish Gaelic Pronunciation - web page with some great tips on how to say they nearly unpronounceable names.  

3) What's In a Name - derivation of every name you could imagine.