MAGHNUS

AuthorRev Patrick Woulfe
Date1923
SourceIrish Names and Surnames

MAGHNUS, genitive -usa and -uis, Manus, (Manasses); Latin — Magnus, great; a name adopted by the Northmen in honour of Charlemagne (Carolus Magnus), and by them introduced into Ireland. It became very common among some Irish families, especially the O'Donnells of Tirconnell. Often pronounced Maghnus or Maonus. Eight saints of the name are mentioned in the Roman Martyrology.

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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.