An English surname derived from the Gaelic O Curnain, "descendant of Curnan," an Old Irish personal name derived from a diminutive of corn "horn"... This is probably a reference to the tribe that inhabited Ireland at the time it was colonized by Europeans.
Courtney may also be used as a given name. It was originally used as a nickname for someone who was courteous or polite.
Courtney is ranked 7th most popular name of all time. It was first used in England during the early 15th century. Originally, it was a short form of Christian, which was originally a male name. Since then, it has been used as a independent name.
An anglicized version of the Gaelic O hAirt, which means "descendant of Art," and a byname that means "bear" or "hero." In the 17th century, the English name became entrenched in Ireland. Bearing this name was regarded as an honor, because it was given to someone who was like a bear or hero. Today, the name is most popular among people in the United States.
Hart may also be used as a first name. Among other things, this name can indicate a desire to protect others from harm or provide guidance toward a better life. Users of this name can be found in many professions including law enforcement, military science, and politics.
Hart is derived from the Germanic name Harth, which was originally used as a male name. It has been adopted as a feminine name in its own right. This name can indicate a desire to fight for what is right. Users of this name are often brave and courageous individuals who stand up for their beliefs.
Harriet can be used as a female version of the name Hart. Like Hart, it can also mean "bold, fearless, impulsive." However, unlike Hart, this name can also mean "prostitute."
Harriet can be used as a variant of Harriet.
In Ireland, the surname is one of the most frequent. When all of its variants are included, the name O'Kelly, Kelly, Kelley, Kellie, and the Gaelic version O'Ceallaigh is the most common surname in Ireland. This name is given to roughly 500,000 persons globally. In addition, there are many people with the first name Kelly who aren't related to each other or people with the last name O'Kelly.
O'Kelly is one of the oldest surnames in Ireland. It was originally anglicized as Kelly when the family moved to England. Today, those bearing the name Kelly or any of its variations are found throughout the world, especially in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Ireland.
The name Kelly has two origins. The spelling of the name changes based on how it is pronounced. If you pronounce the "i" in light of music then it is spelled Kelly; if you say the "i" as in fight, then it is spelled Keeler. Before the 20th century, parents often used both versions of the name for their children: so-called "double names." Today, this practice has fallen out of favor but it is still common among immigrants from Scotland where the two names are frequently blended together.
Keeling is another variant of the name Kelly. It is found mainly in Ireland but also in the United Kingdom.
Mac Toirdhealbhaigh is an anglicized ('translated') version of the Gaelic Mac Toirdhealbhaigh (see Turley). Terence was occasionally used as the English version of the Gaelic personal name Toirdhealbach. Thus, Terence MacToirdhealbhaigh.
Bearers of the Gaelic Mac a Druaidh, "son of the druid," took on the English name. Contrast with Drew 6. The father was probably a wealthy landowner who may have been a priest.
Drury is one of several place names in Ireland that are derived from religious buildings or institutions. Examples include Dublin (Dún Láebhre), Limerick (Líonraigh), and Templemore (An Teampall Rua).
The original spelling of the name was Dricoer. This comes from the Old English word drēog, which means "dry" or " thirsty."
There are two stories about how the name became popular in England. One story says that the name came from a young man named Drue who lived at the court of King Henry VIII. It was because he was always drinking water that they called him Drue.
The other story says that the name came from a Drury Lane in London where many theater actors lived.
It's also been suggested that the name comes from the Latin dregius, meaning "dirty."
Overall, Drury is a medieval Welsh name that has been imported into English culture through history.
The Irish surname Tracey is derived from the native Irish O'Treasaigh septs, which may have also led to the development of the English personal name. The name is derived from the Irish word "treasach," which means "warlike" or "warrior." It was originally used as a given name for boys who were either war leaders or priests. The name became popular among adults in Ireland during the 16th century.
There are several theories about the origin of the first name Tracy. One theory is that it is derived from the Greek name Theodoros, which was adopted by Christians to show respect to their teacher. Another theory is that the name is derived from the Hebrew words teshuvah ("return") and rosh ("head"), which together mean "a returning and a restoring". A third theory is that the name is derived from the Latin word tricius, meaning "three-fold", which refers to Jesus Christ. A fourth theory is that the name is derived from the Sanskrit word trajikara, which means "leader of a hundred".
Tracy is now used as a given name for girls and women. It came into general use after the death of Queen Victoria in 1901.
According to the Social Security Administration, the name was born on an American registration card in 1917 when the last name of Miller was changed to Tracey.
The anglicized version of the Gaelic O Conghaile "descendant of Conghal," a name meaning "hound courageous," or O Conghalaigh "descendant of Conghalach," a Conghal derivation, has long been confused. Although both versions were in use, the anglicization caused many to forget the original form and assume it was only one of several possible interpretations.
Connolly is an Irish surname that originates from the Gaelic Ó Conchúláin, which means "son of Conchubhar." The Gaelic name means "hound courageous" or "descendant of Conchubhar."
Conchubhar was a legendary king of Ulster who was said to have been able to talk with animals. His descendants were said to be brave and honest. Thus, the name Connolly has been given to boys born into very respectable families-especially those who have shown courage in battle.
It is believed that Connolly was first used as a surname by an Irish man who fled Ireland during the Great Famine (1845-1849). This man was Patrick Connolly, who came from County Roscommon in Ireland and settled in Chicago, Illinois.
Another famous bearer of this name is Paddy Connolly, who played hurling for Kilkenny from 1890 to 1893.