CAITRÍN, CAITRÍONA - Irish Names and Surnames

Rev Patrick Woulfe

CAITRÍN, CAITRÍONA, genitive idem (the same), Catherine; Greek — Καθαρινη (Kathariné), from καθαρος (katharos), pure; the name of a celebrated virgin and martyr of Alexandria, brought into Europe by the crusaders; but the popularity of the name is mainly due to St. Catherine of Sienna. Latin — Catharina.

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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.