525 Common Irish Surnames

AHEARN Irish
Anglicized form of Ó HEACHTHIGHEARNA.
AHEARNE Irish
Anglicized form of Ó HEACHTHIGHEARNA.
ANGUS Irish, Scottish
From the given name AONGHUS.
BEIRNE Irish
Variant of O’BYRNE.
BERNE Irish
Variant of O’BYRNE.
BOYLE Irish
From Irish Ó Baoighill meaning “descendant of Baoigheall”. The meaning of the given name Baoigheall is uncertain, but it is thought to be connected to Irish geall meaning “pledge”.
BRADEN Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Bradáin meaning “descendant of BRADÁN”.
BRADY Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish name Ó Brádaigh meaning “descendant of BRÁDACH”.
BRANNON Irish
From Irish Mac Branain meaning “son of BRAN (1)”.
BREEN Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Braoin meaning “descendant of Braon”, a byname meaning “rain, moisture, drop”.
BRENNAN Irish
From Irish Ó Braonáin meaning “descendant of Braonán”, a byname meaning “rain, moisture, drop” (with a diminutive suffix).
BROGAN Irish
Occupational name derived from Irish bróg meaning “shoe”.
BUCKLEY (2) Irish
From Irish Ó Buachalla meaning “descendant of Buachaill”, a nickname meaning “cowherd, servant”.
BURKE English, Irish
Derived from Middle English burgh meaning “fortress, fortification, castle”. It was brought to Ireland in the 12th century by the Norman invader William FitzAdelm de Burgo.
BURNS (2) Irish
Variant of O’BYRNE.
BUTLER English, Irish
Occupational name derived from Norman French butiller “wine steward”, ultimately from Late Latin butticula “bottle”. A famous bearer of this surname is the fictional character Rhett Butler, created by Margaret Mitchell for her novel Gone with the Wind (1936).
BYRNE Irish
Variant of O’BYRNE.
BYRNES Irish
Variant of O’BYRNE.
CALLAGHAN Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Ceallacháin meaning “descendant of CEALLACHÁN”.
CALLAHAN Irish
Variant of CALLAGHAN.
CALLAN Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cathaláin meaning “descendant of CATHALÁN”.
CAOMHÁNACH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of KAVANAGH.
CAREY Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Ciardha meaning “descendant of CIARDHA”.
CARMODY Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cearmada meaning “descendant of Cearmaid”, a Gaelic given name.
CARRAN Irish
Variant of CURRAN.
CARROLL Irish
From the given name CEARBHALL. A famous bearer was Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), whose real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, the author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
CARY Irish
Variant of CAREY.
CASEY Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cathasaigh meaning “descendant of CATHASACH”.
CASSIDY Irish
From Irish Ó Caiside meaning “descendant of Caiside”. Caiside is a given name meaning “curly haired”.
CAVAN Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Caoimháin meaning “descendant of CAOMHÁN”.
CAVANAGH Irish
Variant of KAVANAGH.
CAVANAH Irish
Variant of KAVANAGH.
CAVANAUGH Irish
Variant of KAVANAGH.
CAVEY Irish
Possibly an Anglicized form of MAC DAIBHÉID.
CLEARY Irish
From Irish cléireach meaning “clerk” (see CLARK).
CLERY Irish
Variant of CLEARY.
CODY Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cuidighthigh meaning “descendant of CUIDIGHTHEACH”. A famous bearer was the American frontiersman and showman Buffalo Bill Cody (1846-1917).
COGHLAN Irish
Anglicized form of Ó COCHLÁIN.
COLEMAN Irish, English
From the given name COLMÁN.
COLLINS (1) Irish
Anglicized form of Ó COILEÁIN. A famous bearer was Michael Collins, an Irish nationalist leader who was assassinated in 1922.
CONNELL Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Conaill meaning “descendant of CONALL”.
CONNELLY Irish
Variant of CONNOLLY.
CONNERY Irish
Variant of CONROY.
CONNOLLY Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Conghalaigh, which means “descendant of Conghalach”. Conghalach is a nickname meaning “valiant”.
CONNOR Irish
Variant of O’CONNOR.
CONROY Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Conaire, which means “descendant of Conaire”. Conaire is a nickname meaning “hound keeper”.
COONEY Irish
From Irish Ó Cuana meaning “descendant of Cuana”. Cuana probably means “handsome, elegant”. The Cooney sept originated in County Tyrone.
CORCORAN Irish
From Irish Ó Corcráin meaning “descendant of Corcrán”, a given name derived from the Gaelic word corcair “purple”.
COUGHLAN Irish
Anglicized form of Ó COCHLÁIN.
COUGHLIN Irish
Anglicized form of Ó COCHLÁIN.
CULLEN (2) Irish
Anglicized form of Ó COILEÁIN or Ó CUILINN.
CUMMINS English, Scottish, Irish
From the Old Breton given name Cunmin, a cognate of CUIMÍN, introduced to Britain at the time of the Norman Conquest.
CURRAN Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Corraidhín meaning “descendant of CORRAIDHÍN”.
CURRY Irish
Anglicized form of Ó COMHRAIDHE or Ó CORRA.
DALEY Irish
Variant of DALY.
DALY Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Dálaigh meaning “descendant of DÁLACH”.
DAUGHERTY Irish
Variant of DOHERTY.
DAVIN Irish
Variant of DEVIN (1).
DEASMHUMHAIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of DESMOND.
DEASÚN Irish
Irish variant of DESMOND.
DELANEY (2) Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Dubhshláine meaning “descendant of DUBHSHLÁINE”.
DELANY Irish
Variant of DELANEY (2).
DEMPSEY Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Díomasaigh meaning “descendant of Díomasach”, a given name meaning “proud”.
DERMOTT Irish
Variant of MCDERMOTT.
DESMOND Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Deasmhumhain meaning “South Munster”, originally indicating a person who came from that region in Ireland.
DEVIN (1) Irish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic surnames Ó DAMHÁIN or Ó DUBHÁIN.
DEVINE (1) Irish
Variant of DEVIN (1).
DEVLIN Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Doibhilin meaning “descendant of Doibhilin”, a given name that may be derived from the Gaelic term dobhail meaning “unlucky”.
DOHERTY Irish
From the Irish Ó Dochartaigh meaning “descendant of Dochartach”. The byname Dochartach means “obstructive”.
DOLAN Irish
From the Irish Ó Dubhshláin meaning “descendant of DUBHSHLÁINE”.
DONAGHUE Irish
Variant of DONOGHUE.
DONNE Scottish, Irish
From Gaelic donn meaning “brown”, a nickname for a person with brown hair.
DONNELL Irish
Variant of O’DONNELL.
DONNELLY Irish
From Irish Ó Donnghaile meaning “descendant of Donnghal”. The given name Donnghal means “brown valour”, from donn “brown” and gal “valour”. This surname is associated with the descendants of Niall of the Nine Hostages.
DONOGHUE Irish
From Irish Ó Donnchadha meaning “descendant of DONNCHADH”.
DONOHOE Irish
Variant of DONOGHUE.
DONOHUE Irish
Variant of DONOGHUE.
DONOVAN Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish name Ó Donndubháin meaning “descendant of DONNDUBHÁN”.
DORAN Irish
From Irish Ó Deoráin meaning “descendant of Deoradhán”, where Deoradhán is a given name meaning “exile, wanderer”.
DOUGHERTY Irish
Variant of DOHERTY.
DOYLE Irish
From the Irish Ó Dubhghaill, which means “descendant of DUBHGHALL”. A famous bearer was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), the author of the Sherlock Holmes mystery stories.
DRISCOLL Irish
From Irish Ó hEidirsceóil meaning “descendant of the messenger”.
DUANE Irish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic Ó DUBHÁIN.
DUFFY (1) Irish
Derived from Irish Ó Dubhthaigh meaning “descendant of DUBHTHACH”. Their original homeland was Monaghan where the surname is still the most common; they are also from Donegal and Roscommon.
DUFFY (2) Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of MAC DUIBHSHÍTHE.
DUNN English, Scottish, Irish
Derived from Old English dunn “dark” or Gaelic donn “brown”, referring to hair colour or complexion.
DURNIN Irish
From Irish Ó Doirnáin meaning “descendant of Doirnín”, a given name meaning “little fist”.
ENNIS Irish
Variant of INNES (1).
FANNON Irish
From the Irish Ó Fionnáin meaning “descendant of FIONN”.
FARRELL Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Fearghail meaning “descendant of FEARGHAL”.
FERGUSON Irish, Scottish
Means “son of FERGUS”.
FINN Irish
Derived from the given name FIONN.
FINNEGAN Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Fionnagáin meaning “descendant of Fionnagán”. The given name Fionnagán is a diminutive of FIONN.
FINNIN Irish
Diminutive form of FINN.
FITZGERALD Irish
Means “son of GERALD” in Anglo-Norman French. It was brought to Ireland with William the Conqueror.
FITZPATRICK Irish
Means “son of PATRICK” in Anglo-Norman, usually adopted as an Anglicization of MAC GIOLLA PHÁDRAIG.
FITZSIMMONS Irish
Means “son of SIMON (1)” in Anglo-Norman French.
FLANAGAN Irish
From Irish Ó Flannagáin meaning “descendant of Flannagán”. Flannagán is a given name meaning “red”. From County Roscommon in Ireland, it has many other spellings.
FLANAGON Irish
Variant of FLANAGAN.
FLYNN Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Floinn meaning “descendant of FLANN”.
FOLEY Irish
From Irish Ó Foghladha meaning “descendant of Foghlaidh”. The byname Foghlaidh meant “pirate, marauder, plunderer”.
FRIEL Irish
From the Irish Ó Frighil meaning “descendant of FEARGHAL”.
FYLAN Irish
Variant of WHELAN.
GALLAGHER Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Gallchobhair meaning “descendant of GALLCHOBHAR”.
GORMAN (2) Irish
From the Irish Ó Gormáin meaning “descendant of Gormán”. The given name Gormán means “little blue one”.
GUINNESS Irish
Variant of MCGUINNESS. The name is well known because of the Guinness brand of ale, established in 1759 by Arthur Guinness.
HALLORAN Irish
From Irish Ó hAllmhuráin meaning “descendant of Allmhurán”. The given name Allmhurán means “stranger from across the sea”.
HANEGAN Irish
Variant of O’HANNAGAIN.
HANIGAN Irish
Variant of O’HANNAGAIN.
HANNIGAN Irish
Variant of O’HANNAGAIN.
HANNIGEN Irish
Variant of O’HANNAGAIN.
HAYDEN (2) Irish
Anglicized form of Ó HÉIDEÁIN or Ó HÉIDÍN.
HAYES (2) Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó hAodha meaning “descendant of AODH”.
HEARN Irish
Anglicized form of Ó HEACHTHIGHEARNA.
HEFFERNAN Irish
From Irish Ó hIfearnáin meaning “descendant of Ifearnán”. The byname Ifearnán means “little demon”.
HENNESSY Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó hAonghuis meaning “descendant of AONGHUS”.
HICKEY Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó hÍcidhe meaning “descendant of the healer”.
HIGGINS Irish
From Irish Ó hUiginn meaning “descendant of Uiginn”. Uiginn is a byname meaning “Viking”.
HINES Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó hEidhin meaning “descendant of Eidhin”, a given name or byname of unknown origin.
HOGAN Irish
From Irish Ó hÓgáin meaning “descendant of Ógán”. The given name Ógán is a diminutive of óg meaning “young”.
HUGHES (2) Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of MAC AODHA.
HYLAND (2) Irish
Variant of WHELAN.
HYNES Irish
Variant of HINES.
IVERS English, Irish
Patronymic derived from the given name IVOR.
KAVANAGH Irish
Derived from the Irish Gaelic name Caomhánach, which means “a student of saint CAOMHÁN”. It was the name used by a 12th-century king of Leinster, Domhnall Caomhánach, the eldest son of the historic Irish king Diarmait Mac Murchada.
KAVANAH Irish
Variant of KAVANAGH.
KAVANAUGH Irish
Variant of KAVANAGH.
KEARNEY Irish
From the Irish name Ó Ceithearnaigh meaning “descendant of Ceithearnach”, a given name meaning “warrior”.
KEEFE Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Caoimh meaning “descendant of CAOMH”.
KEEGAN Irish
From Irish Mac Aodhagáin meaning “descendant of Aodhagán”. The given name Aodhagán is a double diminutive of AODH.
KELLEY Irish
Variant of KELLY (1).
KELLY (1) Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Ceallaigh meaning “descendant of CEALLACH”.
KENNEDY Irish
From the Irish name Ó Cinnéidigh meaning “descendant of CENNÉTIG”. This surname was borne by assassinated American president John F. Kennedy (1917-1963).
KEY (2) Irish
Anglicized form of MAC AODHA.
KEYES (2) Irish
Anglicized form of MAC AODHA.
KEYS (2) Irish
Anglicized form of MAC AODHA.
KILDUFF Irish
From the Irish Mac Giolla Dhuibh meaning “son of the black-haired man”.
KILLOUGH Irish
Indicated a person who was from Killough (County Down, Northern Ireland) or Killough (Wicklow, Ireland). The place name Killough means “church on the lake”, derived from the Irish cill “church” and locha “lake”.
KILPATRICK Irish
From the Irish Mac Giolla Phádraig meaning “son of the servant of Saint Patrick”.
LANE (3) Irish
From Irish Ó Luain meaning “descendant of Luan”, a given name meaning “warrior”.
LANNON Irish
Variant of LENNON.
LEARY Irish
Variant of O’LEARY.
LENNON Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish name Ó Leannáin, which means “descendant of Leannán”. The given name Leannán means “lover”. The name was borne by the musician John Lennon (1940-1980).
LYNCH Irish
From Irish Ó Loingsigh meaning “descendant of Loingseach”, a given name meaning “mariner”.
MAC ALASTAIR Scottish, Irish
Gaelic form of MCALISTER.
MAC AMHALGHAIDH Irish, Scottish
Gaelic form of MCCAULEY.
MAC AN ABA Irish, Scottish
Gaelic form of MCNAB.
MAC AN BHAIRD Irish
Irish Gaelic form of WARD (2).
MAC AN GHOILL Irish, Scottish
Gaelic form of MCGILL.
MAC AN TSAGAIRT Irish, Scottish
Gaelic form of TAGGART.
MAC AODHA Scottish, Irish
Means “son of AODH” in Gaelic.
MAC AODHAGÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of KEEGAN.
MACAULAY Irish, Scottish
Variant of MCCAULEY.
MACAULEY Irish, Scottish
Variant of MCCAULEY.
MAC BRANAIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of BRANNON.
MACBRIDE Irish
Anglicized form of MAC GIOLLA BHRIGHDE.
MAC CÁBA Irish, Scottish
Irish Gaelic form of MCCABE.
MACCAILÍN Irish, Scottish
Means “son of CAILEAN” in Gaelic.
MACCARRICK Irish
Means “son of Cúcharraige” in Irish. The given name Cúcharraige is composed of cú “hound” and carraig “rock”.
MACCARTHY Irish
Variant of MCCARTHY.
MAC CLÉIRICH Irish
Means “son of the clerk” in Irish.
MACCLELLAN Irish, Scottish
Variant of MCCLELLAND.
MACCLELLAND Irish, Scottish
Variant of MCCLELLAND.
MACCLERY Irish
Anglicized form of MAC CLÉIRICH.
MAC CNÁIMHÍN Irish
Means “son of Cnámh”. The Irish given name Cnámh means “bone”.
MAC CONMARA Irish
Gaelic form of MCNAMARA.
MACCONNELL Scottish, Irish
Variant of MCCONNELL.
MAC CORMAIC Irish, Scottish
Gaelic form of MCCORMICK.
MACCOUGHLAN Irish
Means “son of Cochlán”. The given name Cochlán is derived from Irish cochal meaning “cape” or “hood”.
MAC DAIBHÉID Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MCDEVITT.
MACDERMOTT Irish
Variant of MCDERMOTT.
MAC DHUIBHINSE Irish
Irish Gaelic form of VINCENT (2).
MAC DIARMADA Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MCDERMOTT.
MAC DOMHNAILL Scottish, Irish
Gaelic form of MACDONALD.
MAC DUIBHSHÍTHE Scottish, Irish
Means “son of Duibhshíth” in Gaelic. The given name Duibhshíth means “black peace”.
MAC EOGHAIN Irish, Scottish
Means “son of EOGHAN” in Gaelic.
MACFARLAND Irish, Scottish
Variant of MCFARLANE.
MACFARLANE Irish, Scottish
Variant of MCFARLANE.
MAC GHABHANN Irish
Means “son of the smith” in Irish.
MACGINNIS Irish
Variant of MCGUINNESS.
MAC GIOLLA BHRIGHDE Irish
Means “son of the servant of BRIGHID” in Irish.
MAC GIOLLA DHUIBH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of KILDUFF.
MAC GIOLLA EOIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MCLAIN.
MAC GIOLLA FHAOLÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MCCLELLAND.
MAC GIOLLA PHÁDRAIG Irish
Irish Gaelic form of KILPATRICK.
MACGOWAN Irish
Anglicized form of MAC GHABHANN.
MACGRORY Irish, Scottish
Variant of MCCRORY.
MACGUINNESS Irish
Variant of MCGUINNESS.
MACGUIRE Irish
Variant of MCGUIRE.
MACIOMHAIR Irish, Scottish
Gaelic form of MCIVER.
MACIVER Irish, Scottish
Variant of MCIVER.
MACKAY Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of MAC AODHA.
MACLEAN Scottish, Irish
Variant of MCLAIN.
MAC MAGHNUIS Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MCMANUS.
MACMATHAN Irish
Variant of MCMAHON.
MAC MATHGHAMHNA Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MCMAHON.
MAC NAOIMHÍN Irish, Scottish
Means “son of NAOMHÁN” In Gaelic.
MAC NEACHTAIN Irish, Scottish
Means “son of NECHTAN” in Gaelic.
MACNEIL Irish, Scottish
Variant of MCNEIL.
MAC NÉILL Irish, Scottish
Gaelic form of MCNEIL.
MACNEVIN Irish
Anglicized form of MAC NAOIMHÍN.
MAC NIADH Irish
Means “son of Niadh” in Irish. The given name Niadh means “champion”.
MAC NIALL Irish
Variant of MCNEIL.
MAC PHARLAIN Irish, Scottish
Gaelic form of MCFARLANE.
MACQUEEN Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of MACSHUIBHNE.
MACRAE Irish, Scottish
Variant of MCRAE.
MAC REACHTAIN Irish, Scottish
Ulster variant of MAC NEACHTAIN.
MAC RUAIDHRÍ Irish, Scottish
Gaelic form of MCCRORY.
MACSHUIBHNE Irish, Scottish
Means “son of SUIBHNE” in Gaelic.
MAC SÍTHIGH Irish
Gaelic form of MCSHEEHY.
MAC THAIDHG Irish, Scottish
Gaelic form of MCCAIG.
MAC UILEAGÓID Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MCELLIGOTT.
MADDEN Irish
Anglicized form of Ó MADAIDHÍN.
MADIGAN Irish
Anglicized form of Ó MADAIDHÍN.
MAG AONGHUIS Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MCGUINNESS.
MAGEE Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of MAC AODHA.
MAGORIAN Irish
Possibly a variant of MCGOWAN or MCGOVERN.
MAG RAITH Irish, Scottish
Gaelic form of MCRAE.
MAG SHAMHRADHÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MCGOVERN.
MAG UIDHIR Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MCGUIRE.
MAGUIRE Irish
Variant of MCGUIRE.
MAHONEY Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Mathghamhna meaning “descendant of MATHGHAMHAIN”.
MALLEY Irish
Anglicized form of Ó MÁILLE.
MALLON Irish
Variant of MALONE.
MALLOYE Irish
Variant of MOLLOY.
MALONE Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Maoil Eoin meaning “descendant of a disciple of Saint JOHN”.
MARKEY Irish
From the Irish Ó Marcaigh meaning “descendant of Marcach”, a given name meaning “horse rider”.
MCADAMS Scottish, Irish
Means “son of ADAM” in Gaelic.
MCAFEE Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of MAC DUIBHSHÍTHE.
MCALISTER Scottish, Irish
From Gaelic Mac Alastair meaning “son of ALISTAIR”.
MCBRIDE Irish
Anglicized form of MAC GIOLLA BHRIGHDE.
MCCABE Irish, Scottish
Means “son of Cába”, where Cába is a given name meaning “cape”.
MCCAIG Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Thaidhg meaning “son of TADHG”.
MCCARTHY Irish
Means “son of CÁRTHACH” in Irish.
MCCAULEY Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Amhalghaidh meaning “son of Amhalghadh”. The given name Amhalghadh is of uncertain meaning.
MCCLEARY Irish
Anglicized form of MAC CLÉIRICH.
MCCLELLAN Irish, Scottish
Variant of MCCLELLAND.
MCCLELLAND Irish, Scottish
From Gaelic Mac Giolla Fhaoláin meaning “son of the servant of FAOLÁN”.
MCCONNELL Scottish, Irish
Derived from Gaelic Mac Domhnaill (see MACDONALD).
MCCORMICK Irish, Scottish
From Gaelic Mac Cormaic meaning “son of CORMAC”.
MCCRACKEN Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Reachtain, Ulster variant of MAC NEACHTAIN.
MCCREERY Irish, Scottish
Variant of MCCRORY.
MCCRORY Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ruaidhrí meaning “son of RUAIDHRÍ”.
MCCUNE Irish
Anglicized form of MAC EOGHAIN.
MCDERMOTT Irish
Means “son of DIARMAID”. The McDermotts were nobility in the Kingdom of Connaught, a province in Ireland.
MCDEVITT Irish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Mac Daibhéid meaning “son of DÁIBHÍ”.
MCELLIGOTT Irish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Mac Uileagóid meaning “son of Uileagóid”, a diminutive of UILLEAG.
MCFARLAND Irish, Scottish
Variant of MCFARLANE.
MCFARLANE Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Pharlain meaning “son of PARTHALÁN”.
MCFEE Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of MAC DUIBHSHÍTHE.
MCGEE Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of MAC AODHA.
MCGILL Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Ghoill meaning “son of the foreigner”, derived from gall “foreigner”.
MCGINNIS Irish
Variant of MCGUINNESS.
MCGOVERN Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Shamhradháin meaning “son of Samhradháin”, a given name meaning “summer”.
MCGOWAN Irish
Anglicized form of MAC GHABHANN.
MCGUINNESS Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Mag Aonghuis meaning “son of AONGHUS”.
MCGUIRE Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Mag Uidhir meaning “son of Odhar”, a given name meaning “pale-coloured”.
MCIVER Irish, Scottish
Means “son of IVOR” in Irish.
MCKAY Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of MAC AODHA.
MCKEE Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of MAC AODHA.
MCKOWEN Irish
Anglicized form of MAC EOGHAIN.
MCLAIN Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Eoin meaning “son of the servant of EOIN”.
MCLEAN Scottish, Irish
Variant of MCLAIN.
MCMAHON Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Mathghamhna meaning “son of MATHGHAMHAIN”.
MCMANUS Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Maghnuis meaning “son of MÁGHNUS”.
MCNAB Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Aba meaning “son of the abbot”.
MCNABB Irish, Scottish
Variant of MCNAB.
MCNAMARA Irish
From Irish Mac Conmara meaning “son of Conmara”. The given name Conmara is composed of cú “hound” and muir “sea”.
MCNAUGHTON Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of MAC NEACHTAIN.
MCNEAL Irish, Scottish
Variant of MCNEIL.
MCNEE Irish
Anglicized form of MAC NIADH.
MCNEIL Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Néill meaning “son of NIALL”.
MCNEILL Irish, Scottish
Variant of MCNEIL.
MCNIALL Irish
Variant of MCNEIL.
MCNIEL Irish, Scottish
Variant of MCNEIL.
MCNIVEN Irish
Anglicized form of MAC CNÁIMHÍN.
MCPHEE Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of MAC DUIBHSHÍTHE.
MCQUEEN Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of MACSHUIBHNE.
MCREYNOLDS Scottish, Irish
Means “son of REYNOLD” in Gaelic.
MCSHEEHY Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Síthigh, meaning “son of SÍTHEACH”.
MCTAGGART Irish, Scottish
Variant of TAGGART.
MEANEY Irish
Variant of O’MOONEY.
MILLIGAN Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Maolagáin meaning “descendant of Maolagán”, a given name derived from maol meaning “bald” or “tonsured”.
MOHAN Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Mocháin meaning “descendant of MOCHÁN”.
MOLLOWN Irish
Variant of MALONE.
MOLLOY Irish
Anglicized form of Ó MAOLMHUAIDH or Ó MAOL AODHA.
MOLONEY Irish
From Irish Ó Maol Dhomhnaigh meaning “descendant of a church servant”.
MONAGHAN Irish
Variant of MONAHAN.
MONAHAN Irish
From Irish Ó Manacháin meaning “descendant of Manacháin”. The given name Manacháin meant “little monk”, from manach “monk” and a diminutive suffix.
MONDAY (3) Irish
Anglicized form of MAC GIOLLA EOIN. The last part of the surname was mistakenly taken as the Gaelic word for “Monday”, Luain.
MOON (3) Irish
Variant of MOHAN.
MOONEY Irish
Variant of O’MOONEY.
MORIARTY Irish
From Irish Ó Muircheartach meaning “descendant of MUIRCHERTACH”. This was the surname given by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to a master criminal in the Sherlock Holmes series.
MORRIS English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Derived from the given name MAURICE.
MULLANE Irish
Variant of MULLEN.
MULLEN Irish
From the Irish Ó Maoláin meaning “descendant of Maolán”. The given name Maolán meant “devotee”.
MULLIGAN Irish
Variant of MILLIGAN.
MULLINS (2) Irish
Variant of MULLEN.
MULLOY Irish
Variant of MOLLOY.
MULRENNAN Irish
Anglicized form of Ó MAOL BHRÉANÁIN.
MULRYAN Irish
Anglicized form of Ó MAOIL RIAIN.
MURDOCK Irish
Derived from the given name MURCHADH.
MURPHY Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Murchadha meaning “descendant of MURCHADH”.
MURRAY (2) Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Muireadhaigh meaning “descendant of MUIREADHACH”.
NEIL Irish, Scottish, English
Derived from the given name NEIL.
NEVILLE English, Irish
From the names of towns in Normandy, variously Neuville or Néville, meaning “new town” in French.
NEVIN (1) Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of MAC NAOIMHÍN.
NEVIN (2) Irish
Anglicized form of MAC CNÁIMHÍN or Ó CNÁIMHÍN.
NOLAN Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Nualláin meaning “descendant of NUALLÁN”.
Ó BAOGHILL Irish
Irish Gaelic form of BOYLE.
O’BEIRNE Irish
Variant of O’BYRNE.
O’BERNE Irish
Variant of O’BYRNE.
O’BOYLE Irish
Variant of BOYLE.
Ó BRÁDAIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of BRADY.
Ó BRADÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of BRADEN.
Ó BRAOIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of BREEN.
Ó BRAONÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of BRENNAN.
Ó BRIAIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of O’BRIEN.
O’BRIAN Irish
Variant of O’BRIEN.
O’BRIEN Irish
From the Irish Ó Briain meaning “descendant of BRIAN”.
Ó BROIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of O’BYRNE.
Ó BUACHALLA Irish
Irish Gaelic form of BUCKLEY (2).
O’BYRNE Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Broin meaning “descendant of BRAN (1)”.
Ó CAISIDE Irish
Irish Gaelic form of CASSIDY.
O’CALLAGHAN Irish
Variant of CALLAGHAN.
Ó CAOIMH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of KEEFE.
Ó CAOIMHÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of CAVAN.
Ó CAOINDEALBHÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of QUINLAN.
Ó CATHÁIN Irish
Means “descendant of CATHÁN”.
Ó CATHALÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of CALLAN.
Ó CATHASAIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of CASEY.
Ó CEALLACHÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of CALLAGHAN.
Ó CEALLAIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of KELLY (1).
Ó CEARMADA Irish
Irish Gaelic form of CARMODY.
Ó CEITHEARNAIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of KEARNEY.
Ó CIARDHA Irish
Irish Gaelic form of CAREY.
Ó CINNÉIDIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of KENNEDY.
Ó CLÉIRIGH Irish
Means “descendant of the clerk” in Irish.
O’CLERY Irish
Anglicized form of Ó CLÉIRIGH.
Ó CNÁIMHÍN Irish
Means “descendant of Cnámh”, Cnámh being a nickname meaning “bone”.
Ó COCHLÁIN Irish
Means “descendant of Cochlán”, where the given name Cochlán is derived from Irish cochal “cape” or “hood”. This surname originated in County Cork, Ireland.
Ó COIGLIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of QUIGLEY.
Ó COILEÁIN Irish
Means “descendant of COILEAN” in Irish.
Ó COMHRAIDHE Irish
Means “descendant of Comhraidhe”, in which the given name Comhraidhe is of unknown meaning.
Ó CONAILL Irish
Irish Gaelic form of CONNELL.
Ó CONAIRE Irish
Irish Gaelic form of CONROY.
Ó CONCHOBHAIR Irish
Irish Gaelic form of O’CONNOR.
Ó CONGHALAIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of CONNOLLY.
O’CONNELL Irish
Variant of CONNELL.
O’CONNOR Irish
From Irish Ó Conchobhair meaning “descendant of CONCHOBHAR”.
Ó CORCRÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of CORCORAN.
Ó CORRA Irish
Means “descendant of Corra” in Irish. The given name Corra means “spear”.
Ó CORRAIDHÍN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of CURRAN.
Ó CUAIG Irish
Irish Gaelic form of QUIGG.
Ó CUANA Irish
Irish Gaelic form of COONEY.
Ó CUIDIGHTHIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of CODY.
Ó CUILINN Irish
Means “descendant of Cuileann”, Cuileann being a nickname meaning “holly”.
Ó CUINN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of QUINN.
Ó CUIRC Irish
Irish Gaelic form of QUIRKE.
Ó DÁLAIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of DALY.
Ó DAMHÁIN Irish
Means “descendant of DAMHÁN”.
Ó DEORÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of DORAN.
Ó DÍOMASAIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of DEMPSEY.
Ó DOCHARTAIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of DOHERTY.
Ó DOIBHILIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of DEVLIN.
Ó DOIRNÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of DURNIN.
Ó DOMHNAILL Irish
Irish Gaelic form of O’DONNELL.
Ó DONNCHADHA Irish
Irish Gaelic form of DONOGHUE.
Ó DONNDUBHÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of DONOVAN.
O’DONNELL Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Domhnaill meaning “descendant of DOMHNALL”.
Ó DONNGHAILE Irish
Irish Gaelic form of DONNELLY.
O’DOYLE Irish
Variant of DOYLE.
Ó DUBHÁIN Irish
Means “descendant of DUBHÁN”.
Ó DUBHGHAILL Irish
Irish Gaelic form of DOYLE.
Ó DUBHSHLÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of DOLAN.
Ó DUBHSHLÁINE Irish
Irish Gaelic form of DELANEY (2).
Ó DUBHTHAIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of DUFFY (1).
Ó FAOLÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of WHELAN.
Ó FEARGHAIL Irish
Irish Gaelic form of FARRELL.
Ó FIONNAGÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of FINNEGAN.
Ó FIONNÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of FANNON.
Ó FLANNAGÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of FLANAGAN.
Ó FLOINN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of FLYNN.
Ó FOGHLADHA Irish
Irish Gaelic form of FOLEY.
Ó FRIGHIL Irish
Irish Gaelic form of FRIEL.
Ó GALLCHOBHAIR Irish
Irish Gaelic form of GALLAGHER.
Ó GORMÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of GORMAN (2).
O’GORMAN Irish
Variant of GORMAN (2).
Ó HALLMHURÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of HALLORAN.
O’HANEGAN Irish
Variant of O’HANNAGAIN.
O’HANIGAN Irish
Variant of O’HANNIGAIN.
O’HANNAGAIN Irish
From Irish Ó hAnnagáin, which means “descendant of Annagán”. The given name Annagán was a diminutive of Annadh meaning “delay”.
Ó HANNAGÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of O’HANNAGAIN.
O’HANNAGAN Irish
Variant of O’HANNAGAIN.
O’HANNEGAN Irish
Variant of O’HANNAGAIN.
O’HANNIGAIN Irish
Variant of O’HANNAGAIN.
O’HANNIGAN Irish
Variant of O’HANNAGAIN.
Ó HAODHA Irish
Irish Gaelic form of HAYES (2).
Ó HAONGHUIS Irish
Irish Gaelic form of HENNESSY.
O’HARA Irish
From the Irish Ó hEaghra, which means “descendant of Eaghra”, Eaghra being a given name of uncertain origin. Supposedly, the founder of the clan was Eaghra, a 10th-century lord of Luighne. A famous fictional bearer of this surname is Scarlett O’Hara, a character in Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With The Wind (1936).
Ó HEACHTHIGHEARNA Irish
Means “descendant of Eichthighearn”, where the personal name Eichthighearn means “horse lord” in Gaelic.
Ó HEAGHRA Irish
Irish Gaelic form of O’HARA.
O’HEARN Irish
Anglicized form of Ó HEACHTHIGHEARNA.
Ó HÉIDEÁIN Irish
Means “descendant of Éideán” in Irish. The given name Éideán is a diminutive of éideadh meaning “clothes, armour”.
Ó HEIDHIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of HINES.
Ó HÉIDÍN Irish
Means “descendant of Éidín” in Irish. The given name Éidín is a diminutive of éideadh meaning “clothes, armour”.
Ó HEIDIRSCEÓIL Irish
Irish Gaelic form of DRISCOLL.
Ó HÍCIDHE Irish
Irish Gaelic form of HICKEY.
Ó HIFEARNÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of HEFFERNAN.
Ó HÓGÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of HOGAN.
Ó HUIGINN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of HIGGINS.
O’KANE Irish
Anglicized form of Ó CATHÁIN.
O’KEEFE Irish
Variant of KEEFE.
Ó LAOGHAIRE Irish
Irish Gaelic form of O’LEARY.
Ó LEANNÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of LENNON.
O’LEARY Irish
From Irish Ó Laoghaire meaning “descendant of LAOGHAIRE”.
Ó LOINGSIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of LYNCH.
Ó LUAIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of LANE (3).
Ó MADAIDHÍN Irish
Means “descendant of Madaihín”, a given name derived from Irish madadh meaning “dog, mastiff”.
Ó MÁILLE Irish
Means “descendant of a nobleman” from the Irish Gaelic mál.
O’MALLEY Irish
Anglicized form of Ó MÁILLE.
Ó MANACHÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MONAHAN.
Ó MAOIL EOIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MALONE.
Ó MAOIL RIAIN Irish
Means “descendant of a follower of RÍAN”, derived from Irish maol meaning “follower”.
Ó MAOILSHEACHLAINN Irish
Means “descendant of MAOLSHEACHLANN” in Irish.
Ó MAOLAGÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MILLIGAN.
Ó MAOLÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MULLEN.
Ó MAOL AODHA Irish
Means “descendant of a follower of Saint AODH”. It is derived from Irish maol meaning “follower, servant”.
Ó MAOL BHRÉANÁIN Irish
Means “descendant of a follower of Saint BRENDAN” in Irish.
Ó MAOL DHOMHNAIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MOLONEY.
Ó MAOLMHUAIDH Irish
Means “descendant of Maolmhuadh”, Maolmhuadh being a given name meaning “proud chief”, derived from Gaelic maol meaning “chief” and muadh meaning “proud, noble”.
Ó MAONAIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of O’MOONEY.
Ó MARCAIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MARKEY.
Ó MATHGHAMHNA Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MAHONEY.
Ó MEADHRA Irish
Means “descendant of Meadhra”. The given name Meadhra is derived from the Gaelic meadhar meaning “merry, happy”.
Ó MEARA Irish
Variant of Ó MEADHRA.
Ó MOCHÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MOHAN.
O’MOONEY Irish
From the Irish Ó Maonaigh meaning “descendant of Maonaigh”. The given name Maonaigh means “wealthy”.
Ó MUIRCHEARTACH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MORIARTY.
Ó MUIREADHAIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MURRAY (2).
Ó MURCHADHA Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MURPHY.
O’NEAL Irish
From Irish ó Néill meaning “descendant of NEIL”.
O’NEILL Irish
Variant of O’NEAL.
Ó NÉILL Irish
Irish Gaelic form of O’NEAL.
O’NIALL Irish
Variant of O’NEAL.
Ó NUALLÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of NOLAN.
Ó RABHARTAIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of RAFFERTY.
Ó RAGHAILLIGH Irish
Means “descendant of Raghailligh”, an Irish given name of unknown meaning.
O’REILLY Irish
Anglicized form of Ó RAGHAILLIGH.
Ó RÍAGÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of REAGAN.
Ó RIAIN Irish
Means “descendant of RÍAN”.
Ó RINN Irish
Means “descendant of Rinn”. The given name Rinn means “star” in Irish.
ORMAN Irish
Anglicized form of Ó RUAIDH.
ORMOND Irish
Anglicized form of Ó RUAIDH.
ORMONDE Irish
Anglicized form of Ó RUAIDH.
Ó RODAGH Irish
Means “descendant of Rodach” in Irish. The given name Rodach is derived from from Irish rod meaning “spirited, furious”.
Ó RUADHÁIN Irish
Means “descendant of RUADHÁN” in Irish.
Ó RUAIDH Irish
Means “descendant of RUADH” in Irish.
Ó SCOLAIDHE Irish
Means “descendant of the scholar” from Irish scholaidhe.
Ó SEACHNASAIGH Irish
Means “descendant of Seachnasach”. The given name Seachnasach possibly means “elusive” in Irish.
Ó SÉAGHDHA Irish
Means “descendant of SÉAGHDHA”.
Ó SEANÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of SHANNON.
Ó SEIGHIN Irish
Means “descendant of Seighin”. The given name Seighin means “small hawk” from Old Irish séigene.
O’SHAUGHNESSY Irish
Anglicized form of Ó SEACHNASAIGH.
O’SHEA Irish
Anglicized form of Ó SÉAGHDHA.
Ó SÍODA Irish
Means “descendant of Síoda”, a byname meaning “silk” in Irish.
Ó SIRIDEÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of SHERIDAN.
Ó SUAIRD Irish
Means “descendant of Suart” in Irish. Suart is derived from the Old Norse name SIGURD.
Ó SÚILEABHÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of SULLIVAN.
O’SULLIVAN Irish
Variant of SULLIVAN.
Ó TADHGÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of TEAGAN.
Ó TAIDHG Irish
Irish Gaelic form of TEAGUE (1).
Ó TÍGHEARNAIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of TIERNEY.
O’TOOLE Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Tuathail meaning “descendant of TUATHAL”.
Ó TREASAIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of TRACEY (2).
Ó TUATHAIL Irish
Irish Gaelic form of O’TOOLE.
POWER (1) English, Irish
From Old French Poier, indicating a person who came from the town of Poix in Picardy, France.
QUICKLEY (2) Irish
Variant of QUIGLEY.
QUIGG Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cuaig meaning “descendant of Cuaig”, a given name of unknown meaning.
QUIGLEY Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Coigligh meaning “descendant of Coigleach”, a given name meaning “untidy”.
QUINLAN Irish
From Irish Ó Caoindealbháin, which means “descendant of Caoindealbhán”, a given name meaning “comely form”.
QUINN Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cuinn meaning “descendant of CONN”.
QUIRK Irish
Variant of QUIRKE.
QUIRKE Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cuirc meaning “descendant of Corc”, a given name meaning “heart”.
RAFFERTY Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Rabhartaigh meaning “descendant of Rabhartach”. The given name Rabhartach means “flood tide”.
READY (3) Irish
Anglicized form of Ó RODAGH.
REAGAN Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Ríagáin meaning “descendant of RIAGÁN”. A famous bearer was American president Ronald Reagan (1911-2004).
REGAN Irish
Variant of REAGAN.
REILLY Irish
Anglicized form of Ó RAGHAILLIGH.
RILEY (2) Irish
Variant of REILLY.
RINNE (1) Irish
Anglicized form of Ó RINN.
ROWAN Irish
Anglicized form of Ó RUADHÁIN.
RUANE Irish
Anglicized form of Ó RUADHÁIN.
RYAN Irish
Anglicized form of Ó RIAIN, or else a simplified form of MULRYAN.
SCULLY Irish
Anglicized form of Ó SCOLAIDHE.
SEWARD (3) Irish
Anglicized form of Ó SUAIRD.
SHANNON Irish
From Irish Ó Seanáin meaning “descendant of SEANÁN”.
SHAUGHNESSY Irish
Anglicized form of Ó SEACHNASAIGH.
SHEA Irish
Anglicized form of Ó SÉAGHDHA.
SHEEDY Irish
Anglicized form of Ó SÍODA.
SHEEHY Irish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic given name SÍTHEACH.
SHEENAN Irish
Variant of SHANNON.
SHERIDAN Irish
From the Irish name Ó Sirideáin meaning “descendant of Sirideán”. The given name Sirideán means “searcher”.
SHINE (2) Irish
Anglicized form of Ó SEIGHIN.
SLANE Irish
Originally indicated a person from Slane, County Meath, Ireland, which is derived from the given name SLÁINE.
SLOAN Irish
Patronymic name derived from the early Irish given name SLUAGHADHÁN.
SLOANE Irish
Variant of SLOAN.
SOWARDS English, Irish
Possibly a variant of SEWARD (1) or SEWARD (3).
SULLIVAN Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish name Ó Súileabháin meaning “descendant of Súileabhán”. The name Súileabhán means “little dark eye”.
SWEENEY Irish
Anglicized form of MACSHUIBHNE.
TAGGART Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Irish Mac an tSagairt meaning “son of the priest”. This name comes from a time when the rules of priestly celibacy were not strictly enforced.
TEAGAN Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Tadhgáin meaning “descendant of TADHGÁN”.
TEAGUE (1) Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Taidhg meaning “descendant of TADHG”.
TIERNEY Irish
From the Irish Ó Tíghearnaigh meaning “descendant of TIGHEARNACH”.
TIGHE Irish
Anglicized form of Ó TAIDHG.
TOOLE Irish
Variant of O’TOOLE.
TRACEY (2) Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Treasaigh meaning “descendant of TREASACH”.
TRACY English, Irish
Variant of TRACEY (1) or TRACEY (2).
TREACY Irish
Variant of TRACEY (2).
VINCENT (2) Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Mac Dhuibhinse meaning “son of Duibhinse”, a given name meaning “black island”.
WALLACE Scottish, English, Irish
Means “foreigner, stranger, Celt” from Norman French waleis (of Germanic origin). It was often used to denote native Welsh and Bretons. A famous bearer was the 13th-century Sir William Wallace of Scotland.
WALSH English, Irish
From Old English wælisc meaning “foreigner, stranger, Celt”.
WARD (2) Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Mac an Bhaird, which means “son of the bard”.
WHALEN Irish
Variant of WHELAN.
WHELAN Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Faoláin meaning “descendant of FAOLÁN”.

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