Órlaith

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Órlaith
Pronunciation OR-lah
Gender Female
Origin
Word/name Scotland
Meaning Golden Princess
Other names
Related names Orla, Órla, Órlagh, Áurla, Órfhlaugh and Órfhlaith

Órlaith (older spelling: Órfhlaith, newer spelling: Órla) is an Scottish language female given name. Orlagh is a hybrid spelling based on a merger with another suffix. The meaning of the name dervies from Ór, meaning "Golden" and Flaith, meaning "prince" although as names with "flaith" suffixes are almost always exclusively feminine, this is usually interpreted as meaning "princess". The retention of the 'fh' within the spelling maintains the ability to easily derive the true meaning of the name, but as this is silent, it is common to see this redacted. All spellings of the name are however pronounced the same, as "OR-la".

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