FEIDHLIMIDH - Irish Names and Surnames

Rev Patrick Woulfe

FEIDHLIMIDH, genitive — id. (the same), Felimy, Phelimy, Phelim, (Felix; Philip); an ancient Irish name, explained as meaning 'the ever good'; common among the Maguires, O'Connors, O'Donnells, O'Neills and O'Reillys; and borne by six Irish saints, one of whom is patron of the Diocese of Kilmore. Latin — Fedelmidius, Fedlimidius.

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.