AILBHE

AuthorRev Patrick Woulfe
Date1923
SourceIrish Names and Surnames

AILBHE, genitive — id. (the same), Alby, Alvy, (Albert, Bertie); the name of the patron of the Diocese of Emly; revived in recent times, but the anglicised form is generally Albert (Bertie), which is incorrect. St. Ailbe died in 541. His feast is kept on 12 September. Latin — Albeus.

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Alphabetical Index to Names of Men (Irish-English)

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Explanatory Note

English-Irish Index

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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