13 MORE common Irish surnames and what they mean
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13 MORE common Irish surnames and what they mean

LAST week, we ran a piece about some of the most common Irish surnames knocking around, where they come from and what they translate to, and there was a fair bit of interest.

We realise we couldn't cover every single name out there, and there were plenty of you asking us to run a few more.

Well we here at The Irish Post are nothing if not people-pleasers, so here's a few more for you to get your hands on.

We hope you find yours here:

Murray

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Gaelic equivalent ó Muireadhaigh

Meaning lord, master

 

Quinn

Gaelic equivalent ó Cuinn

Meaning wisdom, chief

 

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Moore

Gaelic equivalent ó Mordha

Meaning majestic

 

McLoughlin

Gaelic equivalent Mac Lochlainn

Meaning viking

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O’Carroll

Gaelic equivalent ó Cearbhaill

Meaning valorous in battle

 

Connolly

Gaelic equivalentó Conghaile

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Meaning fierce as a hound

 

Daly

Gaelic equivalent ó Dálaigh

Meaning assembles frequently

 

O’Connell

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Gaelic equivalent ó Conaill

Meaning strong as a wolf

 

Wilson

Gaelic equivalent Mac Liam

Meaning son of William

 

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Dunne

Gaelic equivalent ó Duinn

Meaning brown

 

Brennan

Gaelic equivalent ó Braonáin

Meaning sorrow

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Burke

Gaelic equivalent de Búrca

Meaning from Richard de Burgh

 

Collins

Gaelic equivalent ó Coileáin

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Meaning young warrior