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Niamh (Irish pronunciation: [ˈniːəv], with two syllables) is an Irish language feminine given name meaning "bright" or "radiant". Anglicised forms of the name are Niav, Neve, Neave, Neeve and Nieve. The Old Irish spelling is Niaṁ.
In Irish mythology, Niamh was a goddess, the daughter of the god of the sea and one of the queens of Tír na nÓg, the land of eternal youth. She was the lover of the poet-hero Oisín.
Women named Niamh
- Niamh Bhreathnach (born 1945), Irish Minister for Education from 1993 until 1997
- Niamh Cosgrave (born 1964), Irish politician
- Niamh Coyle, camogie player
- Niamh Cusack (born 1959), Irish actress and daughter of the late actor Cyril Cusack
- Niamh Fahey (born 1987), Irish female international football defender
- Niamh Kavanagh (born 1968), Irish singer and 1993 winner of the Eurovision Song Contest
- Niamh McGrady, Northern Irish actress
- Niamh Mulcahy, camogie player
- Niamh Parsons, traditional Irish singer
- Niamh Perry (born 1990), Irish singer and actress
- Niamh Marie Redmond, Miss Ireland 1996
- Niamh Wilson, (born 1997) Canadian actress
Women named Neve or Nieve
Other uses of the name
- ^ MFnames.com - Origin and Meaning of Niamh
- ^ MFnames.com - Origin and Meaning of Neve