ÁDHAMH

AuthorRev Patrick Woulfe
Date1923
SourceIrish Names and Surnames

ÁDHAMH, genitive -aimh, ÁDAM, genitive -aim, Adam; Hebrew — Adam, one made or produced, hence creature; the name of the first man; apparently in use in Ireland and Scotland from early Christian times; one of the most popular names among the Anglo-Normans. Latin — Adam, -ae, Adamus.

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Note: The old Irish letters used in the original text* have been converted to the Roman alphabet for this online version, and the lenited (or dotted) consonants changed to their aspirated equivalents, i.e. the dotted 'c' has been altered to 'ch', the dotted 'g' to 'gh', and the dotted 'm' to 'mh', etc. For example, in the name Caoimgin (Kevin), where the 'm' and 'g' are both dotted (ṁ, ġ) in the old Irish lettering, the name has been converted here to the modern Irish equivalent of Caoimhghin.

* Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall: Irish Names and Surnames by Rev. Patrick Woulfe, 1923.


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