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Pronunciation /ˈnv/ or Irish: [ˈniː.əv]
Gender feminine
Language(s) Irish
Word/name Ireland
Meaning bright
Region of origin Ireland

Niamh (Irish pronunciation: [ˈniːəv], with two syllables) is an Irish language feminine given name meaning "bright" or "radiant".[1] Anglicised forms of the name are Niav, Neve, Neave, Neeve and Nieve.[2] 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[edit]

Women named Neve or Nieve[edit]


Other uses of the name[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ - Origin and Meaning of Niamh
  2. ^ - Origin and Meaning of Neve