Étaín (Irish name)
Étáin is the name of a heroine from Irish mythology, and is recorded as being borne by several women between the 12th and 15th century in the Irish annals. It is still in use in 21st century Ireland.
It is also found as Éadaoin. It is sometimes anglicised as Aideen.
Bearers of the name
- Étáin, heroine of Tochmarc Étaíne, originally a sun goddess.
- Étáin Fholtfhind, "of the fair hair", a dweller of the sidhe (fairy mound), i.e., a member of the Tuatha Dé Danann; also said to be lover or wife of Oscar son of Oisín.
- Eataine Ní Egrai, died 1104.
- Etáin Ni Cuinn, Queen of Munster, died 1188.
- Étáin Ní hEghra, died 1225.
- Étáin Ní Carrthaigh, died 1243.
- Étáin Ní Flannacan, died 1263.
- Étáin Níc Uidhir, died 1328.
- Étáin Bean Uí Flannacan, died 1392.
- Étáin Ní Concobhair, 1393.
- Étáin Bean Uí Samradhain, 1467.
- Étáin Óge Níc Uidhir, died 1475.
- Étáin Bean Uí Conchobair Duinn, died 1476.
- O'Brien, Kathleen M. (2008). "Feminine Given Names: Étaín / Éadaoin". Index of Names in Irish Annals. Retrieved 25 October 2013.
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