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Manx First Names & Surnames (2)

by Bernadette Weyde
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The 148 first names and 37 family names are taken from  Fockleyr Gaelg-Baarl / Dictionary Manx-English (1993) by Phil Kelly which is still available online on the archived gaelg.iofm.net site.  It is also available to purchase at bookshops on the Island.

If you are looking to use one of the names from the list below e.g. as a baby name, you might like to double-check elsewhere to make sure it is correct and also, with some names, there are more recent (and quite nice) variations.

William Cubbon researched Manx names and published his work in 1923, a copy of which is here.

Manx National Heritage also published a leaflet which includes name meanings and this can be found here.

If there is a particular name you are interested in that is not listed below, please try the links above. If you are researching Manx family names try 1) Leslie Quilliam’s book ‘Surnames of the Manks’ 2) ‘Manx Names’ by AW Moore and 3) ‘Surnames and Place-Names of the Isle of Man’ by AW Moore.

 

FIRST NAMES

Aaue/Aue = Eve

Adaue = Adam

Adha = Arthur

Adrian = Adrian

Aimil = Emily

Ainelag = Angela

Aleyn = Alan/Allan/Allen

Alistair = Alexander/Alec

Alistrina = Alexandra

Alured = Alfred

Andreas = Andrew

Anghus = Angus

Anthoin = Anthony/Tony

Art = Arthur

Aulee = Humphrey

Auley = Olaf

Averil = April

Bahee (pet name) = Bridget

Barbrey = Barbara

Barriaght = Victoria

Bearnard = Bernard

Bessee = Betty

Blaunsh = Blanche

Breeshey = Bridget/Bride/Bedelia

Broose = Ambrose

Chalse = Charles

Colum = Columba

Conchoor = Conor

Coobragh = Cuthbert

Cooney = Constance

Creesteeney = Christine

Creeney = Sophia

Custal = Christopher

Davy = David

Dermod(e) = Dermot, Jerry

Dollin = Donal

Doncan = Duncan

Donnaghey = Dennis

Dorianagh = Dorian

Ealasaid = Elizabeth

Ealisaid = Elizabeth

Ealish = Alice

Eamon = Edmond

Ean = John

Eashdyn = Hugh

Eaylee = Helen

Edard = Ned/Edward

Edeeney = Edwina

Edyt = Edith

Eedin = Edwin

Eerish = Iris

Eghan = Hector

Eoin = Evan/John

Eue = Eve

Frizzel = Fraser

Gerrard = Gerard

Gerrylt = Gerald

Gerryltagh = Geraldine

Gilchreest = Christopher

Gordonagh = Gordon

Gorree = Orry/Godred/Godfrey

Gorry = Orry

Gourdon = Gordon

Grainney = Grace

Gregoir = Gregory

Guillaspick = Archibald

Harral = Harold

Ignaid = Ignatius

Illiam = William/Billy/Bill

Inry = Henry/Harry

Jamys = James/Jimmy/Jim

Jedd = Jonah

Jinn = Jane

Jinnag = Janet/Jenny

Jinnee = Jane

Juan = John

Josee = Joseph

Katleen = Kathleen

Katreeney = Katherine

Kenniagh = Kenneth

Keveen = Kevin

Kewin = Johnson

Kial = Cecilia

Kickle = Cecilia

Kirree = Kitty

Kirry = Katie/Kate

Kyril = Cyril

Laurys = Lawrence/Laurence

Leuys = Lewis

Lisaid = Lizzie

Liss = Lizzie

Lukys = Luke

Maayl = Michael

Malaine = Magdalene

Margaid = Margaret

Markys = Mark

Markysh = Mark

Marshalie = Marjorie

Martyn = Martin

Mayree = Mary

Mian = Matthew/Matthias

Moirragh = Martha

Moirral = Marion

Moirrey = Mary

Morag = Sarah

Mylecholumb = Malcolm

Myleyeesey = Malise(?)

Mylvoirrey = Myles(?)

Nanse = Nancy/Nan

Neeyl = Neill

Niglus = Nicholas/Nick

Olave = Olaf

Onnee = Anna/Ann(e)

Oona = Agnes

Ooney = Winifred

Paaie = Peggy

Padeen = Pat

Parlane = Bartholemew

Peddyr = Peter

Perick = Patrick/Paddy

Perickeen = Pat

Phaiyl = Paul

Pherick = Patrick/Paddy

Reaman = Raymond

Rickad = Richard

Robard = Robert/Bobby/Bob

Rolan = Roland

Ruaree = Roger/Roderick

Rutchie = Richard

Sharlott = Charlotte

Sheelagh = Cecilia

Sheeley = Julia

Shorys = George

Shoryseen = Georgina

Sorghey = Sarah

Steaon = Stephen

Steoin = Stephen

Stiurtagh = Stewart

Sushin = Swithin

Taig = Timothy

Thomaase = Thomas/Tom

Thomaaseen = Tommy

Treelagh = Terence

Tressa = Teresa

Yacob = Jacob

Yood = Jude

Ysaig = Isaac

Ysbal = Isabella/Isobel

Yuaase = Judas

FAMILY NAMES

Clugaaigh = Clucas

Geill = Gell

Gellin = Gelling

Mac Alister = Callister

Mac Alistrin = Collister

Mac Auley = Cowley

Mac Bhruidin = Cregeen

Mac Cheallaigh = Kelly

Mac Con Chradha = Crowe

Mac Corkane = Corkan

Mac Cuirc = Quirk

Mac Dubhghall = Coole

Mac Eoin = Johnson

Mac Fhearachair = Fargher

Mac Fheorais = Corris

Mac Ghavy = Davidson

Mac Homysh = Comish/Comaish

Mac Hugen = Quiggin

Mac ‘Ill Voirrey = Gilmour

Mac Illiam = Quilliam

Mac Kenniagh = Kennaugh

Mac Lukysh = Clucas

Mac Masoonagh = Lewis

Mac Murchaidh = Curphey

Mac Neacail = Cringle

Mac Niallan = Crellin

Mac Ottar = Cottier

Mac Phaayl = Quayle

Mac Phadeen = Cojeen

Mac Robyn = Crebbin

Mac Thorkell = Corkill

Mac Thorljotr = Corlett

Mac Thorsteinn = Corteen

Mac Varkysh = Corkish

Mac Walteragh = Qualtrough

Maddyrer = Maddrell

Scarroo = Scarffe

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