Rev Patrick Woulfe

DOMHNALL, genitive -aill, Donall, Donald, (Daniel); Old Irish — Domnall, from Celtic *Dumno-valo-s, world-mighty, *Dubno-valo-s, mighty in the 'deep'; one of the most ancient and popular of Irish names, still in use in every part of the country, but generally anglicised Daniel; also one of the most popular names in Scotland, where it is anglicised Donald. Only one saint of the name is mentioned in the Irish martyrologies; his feast was kept on 26th April Latin — Domnaldus, Donaldus.

Alphabetical Index to Names of Men (Irish-English)

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.